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Modern Physical Organic Chemistry - Eric V. Anslyn

Modern Physical Organic Chemistry

Hardcover Published: 30th July 2005
ISBN: 9781891389313
Number Of Pages: 1104

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This is the first modern textbook, written in the 21st century, to make explicit the many connections between physical organic chemistry and critical fields such as organometallic chemistry, materials chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, and biochemistry. In the latter part of the 20th century, the field of physical organic chemistry went through dramatic changes, with an increased emphasis on noncovalent interactions and their roles in molecular recognition, supramolecular chemistry, and biology; the development of new materials with novel structural features; and the use of computational methods. Contemporary chemists must be just as familiar with these newer fields as with the more established classical topics.

This completely new landmark text is intended to bridge that gap. In addition to covering thoroughly the core areas of physical organic chemistry - structure and mechanism - the book will escort the practitioner of organic chemistry into a field that has been thoroughly updated. The foundations and applicabilities of modern computational methods are also developed.

Written by two distinguished researchers in this field, Modern Physical Organic Chemistry can serve as a text for a year-long course targeted to advanced undergraduates or first-year graduate students, as well as for a variety of shorter courses on selected aspects of the field. It will also serve as a landmark new reference text, and as an introduction to many of the more advanced topics of interest to modern researchers.

'A most impressive resource for researchers and teachers, and yet it also offers an accessible entree into the topics for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates... well structured and very pleasant to read... a book I am very happy to have on my shelf.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

Introduction to structure and models of bondingp. 3
Strain and stabilityp. 65
Solutions and non-covalent binding forcesp. 145
Molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistryp. 207
Acid-base chemistryp. 259
Stereochemistryp. 297
Energy surfaces and kinetic analysesp. 355
Experiments related to thermodynamics and kineticsp. 421
Catalysisp. 489
Organic reaction mechanisms, Part 1: reactions involving additions and/or eliminationsp. 537
Organic reaction mechanisms, Part 2: substitutions at aliphatic centers and thermal isomerizations/rearrangementsp. 627
Organotransition metal reaction mechanisms and catalysisp. 705
Organic polymer and materials chemistryp. 753
Advanced concepts in electronic structure theoryp. 807
Thermal pericyclic reactionsp. 877
Photochemistryp. 935
Electronic organic materialsp. 1001
Conversion factors and other useful datap. 1047
Electrostatic potential surfaces for representative organic moleculesp. 1049
Group orbitals of common functional groups : representative examples using simple moleculesp. 1051
The organic structures of biologyp. 1057
Pushing electronsp. 1061
Reaction mechanism nomenclaturep. 1075
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ISBN: 9781891389313
ISBN-10: 1891389319
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1104
Published: 30th July 2005
Publisher: University Science Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 22.2  x 5.7
Weight (kg): 2.79
Edition Number: 1

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