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The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms
Intended for students of intermediate organic chemistry, this text shows how to write a reasonable mechanism for an organic chemical transformation. The discussion is organized by types of mechanisms and the conditions under which the reaction is executed, rather than by the overall reaction as is the case in most textbooks. Each chapter discusses common mechanistic pathwa ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by Springer
(first published January 1st 2002)
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I am a chemist by education and occupation but I have always had difficulty figuring out the most reasonable (very aptly chosen word for the title) reaction mechanism for whatever organic reaction I run across. Sure, I can come up with a reaction mechanism but sometimes the mechanism I come up with does not hold up to scrutiny. I bought this book to try to better myself in that regard. The book itself is a little learning course, complete with exercises (answers are online) that progresses at a ...more
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