Michael B. Smith is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He is the author of Volumes 6–11 of the Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods, coauthor of the fifth and sixth editions of March's Advanced Organic Chemistry, with Jerry March, and author of Organic Synthesis, Second Edition as well as several monographs.
Readers are guided on planning and execution of multi-stepsynthetic reactions, with detailed descriptions of all thereactions. The first five chapters deal with the structure oforganic compounds and discuss important organic chemistrybonds, fundamental principles of conformation, and stereochemistryof organic molecules, and reactive intermediates in organicchemistry. Chapters 6 to 9 are concerned with generalprinciples of mechanism in organic chemistry, including acids andbases, photochemistry, sonochemistry and microwave irradiation, andfinally the relationship between structure and reactivity. Thelast 10 chapters cover the nature and the scope of organicreactions and their mechanisms.
The 7th edition proves again it is a must-havedesktop reference and textbook for every student and professionalworking in organic chemistry or related fields.
Key features of the 7th edition:Every chapter has been updated with the most recent reactioninformation with references to both the primary and reviewliteratureNew to the 7th edition: 5,500 references since the lastedition, updates / rewrites of the retained sections, and anupdated index in Appendix BContains more than 1650 reactions and 20,000 valuablereferences to the primary literatureIncludes appendices on the literature of organic chemistry andthe classification of reactions according to the compoundssynthesizedGuides the reader on planning and execution of multi-stepsynthetic reactions, with detailed descriptions of all thereactions.
Reviews of the previous edition:
"...a favorite general organic chemistry text and an easy-to-useone-volume reference. We are confident that this book will remain adominant reference and that it will reside on many chemists'personal bookshelves." –Journal of MedicinalChemistry
"Who can hope to be seriously accepted as a member of theorganic chemistry community without being in possession of at leastone edition of 'March'?" –Chemistry and Industry
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