A practical, hands-on guide that belongs in every organic chemistry lab
A unique reference that consolidates essential information in a practical, user-friendly format, The Synthetic Organic Chemist's Companion provides a detailed description
of how to perform synthetic reactions in real-world research settings, covering the most commonly used techniques. Packed with tips, data, and real-life examples, this handbook:
Is current, covering practical synthetic chemistry the way it is practiced in research labs today, and addressing topics such as SciFinder and related searching, microwave chemistry, ultrasonication, and solvent purification without distillation
Is comprehensive, taking the experimenter from the initial commercial compound and literature search all the way through to the full characterization of the pure product
Is well organized, following the process that the chemist goes through, from initiating to completing a synthetic experiment
Features insider tips and tricks that experienced synthetic chemists know
Includes numerous illustrations, lists, tables, and charts, including a solvent selection chart that makes information instantly accessible
Covers handling and preparing reagents, gases, and solvents, specific details for small-scale reactions, conducting the reaction (including temperature control), following up the reaction (including evaporation, vacuum, and purification), and identifying the product (including spectroscopy)
A thorough, accessible reference for organic chemists, laboratory technicians, or students, this guide merits a prominent place in every lab. It's also a great textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying organic chemistry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and polymers.
About the Author
Michael C. Pirrung, PhD, is a Professor of Chemistry and UC Presidential Chair at the University of California–Riverside. He received his PhD in organic chemistry at UC–Berkeley in 1980 under the direction of Clayton Heathcock and did postdoctoral work with Gilbert Stork at Columbia as an NSF postdoctoral fellow. He is a member and is on the Steering Committee for the Chemical Genomics IGERT Program and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, QSAR and Combinatorial Science, and Chemistry and Biology.