Organic Synthesis, 3rd Edition (Hardcover)
A Synthesis-Based Textbook of Organic Reactions

Author: Michael B. Smith
Wavefunction, Inc., Irvine, CA, 2010
ISBN 978-1-890661-40-3
Hardcover, $130.00
1,533 pages

The 3rd edition of Organic Synthesis provides a synthesis-based approach to teaching organic reactions, and will be instantly familiar to users of the first two editions. Every chapter has been thoroughly revised to improve readability and pedagogy, and new materials have been added to reflect current synthetic methodology.

MICHAEL B. SMITH, Ph.D., is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut and is also the author of the 5th and 6th editions of March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry, and volumes 6-12 of the Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods.
New sections discuss many topics missing from the 2nd edition: SN2 type reactions with epoxides, the Burgess reagent, functional group rearrangements (Beckmann, Schmidt, Hofmann, Lossen), oxidation of allylic carbon with ruthenium compounds, electrocyclic reactions and [2.3]-sigmatropic rearrangements (Wittig rearrangement).
More than 950 new references have been added from journals after 2002. There are more than 6100 references in total.
More than 600 new reactions and/or figures update those in the 2nd edition. Reactions are all drawn from the literature after 2002 in order to reflect current research.
More than 300 new homework problems taken from the current literature have been added. There are now nearly 800 homework problems.
More than 60 synthesis-oriented molecular modeling problems are spread throughout the discussion in 11 of the text’s 14 chapters. These are keyed to Wavefunction’s SpartanModel software that is included with Organic Synthesis.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Chapter 4
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