Since its original appearance in 1977, Advanced Organic Chemistry has maintained its place as the premier textbook in the field, offering broad coverage of the structure, reactivity and synthesis of organic compounds. As in...Show More
Since its original appearance in 1977, Advanced Organic Chemistry has maintained its place as the premier textbook in the field, offering broad coverage of the structure, reactivity and synthesis of organic compounds. As in the earlier editions, the text contains extensive references to both the primary and review literature and provides examples of data and reactions that illustrate and document the generalizations. While the text assumes completion of an introductory course in organic chemistry, it reviews the fundamental concepts for each topic that is discussed.
The two-part fifth edition has been substantially revised and reorganized for greater clarity. Among the changes: Updated material reflecting advances in the field since 2001’s Fourth Edition, especially in computational chemistry; A companion Web site provides digital models for study of structure, reaction and selectivity; Solutions to the exercises provided to instructors online.
The material in Part A is organized on the basis of fundamental structural topics such as structure, stereochemistry, conformation and aromaticity and basic mechanistic types, including nucleophilic substitution, addition reactions, carbonyl chemistry, aromatic substitution and free radical reactions. Together with Part B: Reaction and Synthesis, the two volumes are intended to provide the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate student in chemistry with a sufficient foundation to comprehend and use the research literature in organic chemistry.Show Less
Parts A and B may stand alone; together, they provide a comprehensive foundation for study in organic chemistry
Updated material reflecting scientific advances since 2001?s Fourth Edition, especially in computational chemistry
Companion Websites provide digital models for students and exercise solutions for instructors
2: Stereochemistry, Conformation, and Stereoselectivity
3: Structural Effects on Stability and Reactivity
4: Nucleophilic Substitution
5: Polar Addition and Elimination Reactions
6: Carbanions and Other Carbon Nucleophiles
7: Addition, Condensation and Substitution Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds
9: Concerted Pericyclic Reactions
10: Free Radical Reactions
From the reviews of the fifth edition:“Carey and Sundberg had written the most detailed and briliant account in the subject of organic chemistry. … The book provides an abundance of reaction examples organized in schemes. It makes studying very effective and helpful. … Advanced undergraduates and graduate students will welcome this new edition and the depth of materials covered.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, May, 2014)