Handbook of Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Handbook of Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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Handbook of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Second Edition updates and expands the author's popular 2007 work, Synthetic Organic Chemist's Companion. This new handbook provides valuable, practical guidance; incorporates corrections, and includes coverage on important topics, such as lyophylization, crystallization, precipitation, HPLC detectors, gases, and microwave reactions.

The book maintains the useful organization of the author's earlier work, beginning with a basic overview and walking through every practical step of the process of organic synthesis, from reagents, solvents, and temperature control, to documentation, implementation, purification, and analytical methods for the product.

From planning and setting up reactions, to recording them, the book provides insight and valuable guidance into every step of the process.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 500g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • §Contains practical information for every part of the process that are coupled with engaging, real-world examples§Presents useful guidance for conducting literature searches, handling and preparing reagents, working up the reaction, and identifying the product§Presents valuable coverage of conventional and microwave temperature control, paper and electronic research notebooks, eluent selection, Schlenk lines, purification methods and determination, chiral chromatography, chemical safety, and more
  • 0128095814
  • 9780128095812
  • 1,793,896

Table of contents

1. Safety

2. Searching the Literature

3. Reagents

4. Gases

5. Reactions on a Small Scale-1-25mmol

6. Temperature Control

7. Solvents

8. The Research Notebook

9. Conducting the Reaction Itself

10. Following the Reaction

11. Working Up Reactions

12. Evaporation

13. Vacuum Systems

14. Purification of Products

15. Methods for Structure Elucidation

16. Cleaning Up After the Reaction

17. Specific Example

18. Strategies for Reaction Optimization
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About Michael C. Pirrung

Michael Pirrung, Ph.D., was trained as a synthetic organic chemist at UT-Austin, UC-Berkeley, and Columbia University with eminent synthetic chemists Clayton Heathcock and Gilbert Stork. His independent career began in the 1980s at Stanford University and the biotech start-up company Affymax. In 1990, he joined Duke University where he founded and directed the Program in Biological Chemistry. In 2004, he joined the UC-Riverside Chemistry department as UC Presidential Chair, and in 2012 became Distinguished Professor. He has been a visiting professor at UC-Berkeley, Baylor College of Medicine, Oxford, UC-San Diego, UC-Irvine, and Caltech. He has trained over 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He has held Hertz, Sloan, and Guggenheim fellowships and a NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He has over 170 peer-reviewed publications, more than 40 US and international patents, and has authored six books. The scope of his research has been broad, including natural product total synthesis, photochemical methods development, mechanistic enzymology, rhodium carbenoid chemistry, microarrays, combinatorial chemistry, and medicinal chemistry. His current work emphasizes peptide chemistry. His microarray work has been particularly recognized, with the 1991 AAAS-Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the 1993 Intellectual Property Owners Distinguished Inventor Award, the 2004 Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists, and the 2006 European Inventor of the Year (for small and medium-sized enterprises). His editorial board service includes Cell Chemical Biology and Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry. He has worked extensively with development-stage and Fortune 500 companies as a consultant or scientific advisory board member. He also has an active practice as an expert witness for litigation in nucleic acid diagnostics and generic drugs.
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