Written for the mainstream, sophomore/junior level Organic Chemistry course offered at both two and four year schools, this manual focuses upon implementing microscale techniques into the laboratory.
"The text is designed to give a working view of the manipulative techniques and theory that one must master when undertaking experimental chemistry at the microscale level. The areas discussed are principally techniques that are used in the preparation, isolation, purification, and characterization of organic reaction products and naturally occurring materials....[The authors] have included a selected set of experimental details in a few cases where relatively complex techniques are involved"<-->(from the Preface). Chapters introduce microscale organic laboratory equipment and techniques and also cover safety, determination of physical properties, solids, organic qualitative analysis, and preparation of derivatives. A glossary is included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)