Michael B. Smith
The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods (PDF) serves as a handy desktop reference for organic chemists to browse new reactions and transformations of interest; facilitating the search for functional group transformations in the original literature of organic chemistry. Volume 13 contains both functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond forming reactions from the literature in the years 2005-8. It presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds.
Among many other subjects; Volume 13 covers:
- Alcohols and Thiols
- Halides and Sulfonates
- Difunctional Compounds
- Alkyls; Methylenes; and Aryls
- Epoxides; Ethers; and Thioethers
- Carboxylic Acids; Esters and Amides
The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods series facilitates the search for quality; selected functional group transformations; organized by reacting a functional group of starting material and a functional group formed; with full references to each reaction. Presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds from the literature of 2005-8. It provides a handy reference and a valuable tool to the working organic chemist; allowing a quick check of known organic transformations. Stringent criteria for inclusion of reactions; including the real synthetic utility of reactions; reagents readily available or easily prepared and handled in the laboratory
The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods; Volume 13; presents about 2;500 examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds; updating the more than 18;000 examples in Volumes 1–12. It also contains about 1;000 examples of reactions for preparing difunctional compounds within various functional groups; updating the more than 10;000 examples in Volumes 1–12. Volume 13 adds 99 pertinent reviews; long a feature of this series; in various sections. A useful alphabetical list of all cited authors follows chapter 16.
The organizational scheme classifies chemical transformations first by reaction of the functional group of starting material; then by a functional group formed in order to provide for quick reference and information retrieval. In addition; indices for mono- and difunctional compounds efficiently guide the user to specific classes of transformations.
Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods; Volume 13 provides a highly focused source of information on the methods; reactions; and transformations in contemporary organic chemistry for the working chemist and student alike.