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Named Organic Reactions

Named Organic Reactions
Author: Thomas Laue - Andreas Plagens
ISBN 13: 9780470010419
ISBN 10: 47001041
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $81.00

For the Second Edition the authors have completely revised the whole text. With the Baylis-Hillman Reaction and the Swern Oxidation, new reactions have been added. Key reactions such as the Sharpless Epoxidation and the Heck Reaction have been completely revised. Where necessary new references were added and new developments such as the Sharpless Dihydroxylation have been included.

Overall, this book is concentrating on the most important named organic reactions. The reactions are presented in alphabetical order, from the Acyloin Condensation to the Wurtz Reaction. For each reaction clearly outlined reaction mechanisms and applications are presented.

Named Organic Reactions, 2nd Edition provides

  • The perfect revision aid to key organic reactions

  • References for easy information access

  • Further information, including side reactions, yields and variations of the reaction

This book is the essential guide to named organic reactions for chemistry students.


A compact collection of 134 important named organic reactions from modern preparative organic chemistry. Alphabetically-arranged, each entry contains an outline of the reaction mechanisms, recent as well as older examples of the application of the reaction, and a list of references. Side-reactions, variants, and modified procedures with respect to product distribution and yields are also described. Intended for advanced chemistry students and doctoral candidates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.