Takes a small scale approach to experimentation, keeping costs of material and their disposal down by a factor of five coompared to standard scale, while retaining most standard scale equipment and requiring no special glassware. The previous edition ISBN is: 0-02-427620-0.
A textbook on the laboratory identification and preparation of common organic compounds. This revised edition (first was 1988) adds a three- step preparation of diphenylacetylene by way of a Wittig reaction using ordinary potassium hydroxide as base. Also included are multistep conversion syntheses of hexaphenylbenzene and tetraphenyltriphenylene, which as a pair allow the investigation of the effect of pi-electron network planarity on UV/Vis absorption. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)