Best Reference Books – Principles of Organic Synthesis

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Principles of Organic Synthesis subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Principles of Organic Synthesis along with reviews.

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1. “Organic Synthesis” by M B Smith

“Organic Synthesis” Book Review: This book describes the main topics of organic synthesis. Main topics covered are introduction to functional groups, music organic transformation, oxidation and reduction. A new chapter on retrosynthetic analysis of complex molecules is also included. A long list of questions is added at the end of each unit for students’ understanding. Over 600 reactions and figures are added to make the concept easy to understand. This book is useful for graduate level chemistry and chemical engineering students.

2. “Advanced Organic Chemistry” by F ACarey and R J Sundberg

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“Advanced Organic Chemistry” Book Review: This book provides the information regarding advanced organic chemistry. Topics such as chemical bonding and molecular structure, valence bond approach to chemical bonding, stereochemical principles are discussed. Other topics included are dynamic stereochemistry, confirmation and other steric effects, Stress strain and molecular mechanics. Problems are discussed at the end of each unit for students to understand the topic clearly. Students studying advanced level chemistry can refer to this book.

3. “Principles of Organic Synthesis” by Richard O C Norman and ‎James Morriss Coxon

“Principles of Organic Synthesis” Book Review: This book discusses Main principles of organic synthesis. Topics included are chemical thermodynamics, molecular structure, chemical kinetics, mechanism. Other chapters mentioned are formation of carbon-carbon bonds, formation of aliphatic carbon-carbon bonds, and pericyclic reactions. All the reactions and equations are described in detail with proper labels. Students studying applied chemistry can refer to this book.

4. “advanced organic chemistry principles, tools and logic of synthesis” by R Balaji Rao

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“advanced organic chemistry principles, tools and logic of synthesis” Book Review: This book describes the advanced organic chemistry and logic of synthesis with its tools. Important topics included are synthesis of organic molecules, rules and guidelines governing organic synthesis, the logic of synthesis. Other topics mentioned are strategies in disparlure synthesis, Strategies in menthol synthesis, strategies in longifolene synthesis. Figures and diagrams Are added in this book to explain the topics clearly. Students studying advanced level chemistry and chemical engineering students can refer to this book.

5. “General Principles of Organic Syntheses” by P Alexeyeff

“General Principles of Organic Syntheses” Book Review: This book provides the main principles of organic synthesis. Main chapters such as action of oxidizing agents, direct oxidation, indirect oxidation, reduction is mentioned. Other topics included are Substitution of other groups by hydrogen, fixation of hydrogen, Types of synthesis. All the topics are described in detail with proper examples. This book is useful for advanced chemistry students.

6. “High-Throughput Synthesis: Principles and Practices” by Irving Sucholeiki

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“High-Throughput Synthesis: Principles and Practices” Book Review: This book contains the methods used in high throughput synthesis. This book is divided into 4 parts. Part one consists of theory and methods in solid phase organic synthesis and Part 2 includes high throughput synthesis for drug discovery. Part 3 mentions high throughput synthesis of new materials at catalysts and part 4 describes new directions in high throughput synthesis. Numerous case studies are added in chapters to explain the topics easily. This book is useful for advanced chemistry students.

7. “Strategies and Tactics In Organic Synthesis” by Thomas Lindberg

“Strategies and Tactics in Organic Synthesis” Book Review: This book describes the strategies and tactics used in organic synthesis. Topics included are solutions of complex stereo chemical problems with the help of molecular mechanics, synthesis of cembranoid natural products, The champagne root to avermectins and milbemycins. A total of 13 chapters are discussed with proper examples. All the chapters are written by different scientists and researchers. This book is useful for graduate level chemistry students.

8. “Organic Synthesis Through Disconnection Approach” by P S Kalsi

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“Organic Synthesis Through Disconnection Approach” Book Review: This book mentions the study of organic synthesis through a disconnection approach. main topics included are organic reactions and retrosynthesis, retrosynthetic analysis, selectivity and specificity. Other topics mentioned are Synthesis of ring systems protection and deprotection of some functional groups, synthesis of carbonyl compounds. plenty of problems are discussed with their respective answers. This book is suitable for advanced chemistry students.

9. “Organic Synthesis: Concepts And Methods” by Fuhrhop J

“Organic Synthesis: Concepts and Methods” Book Review: This book presents the core principles of organic synthesis. Main topics discussed are synthesis of carbon chains, carbo cycles functional group interconversion, heterocycles and arenes. Other topics mentioned are combinational mixtures and selection, bi polymers and dendrimers, concepts in nanometre size skeletons and modules. Conclusions are provided at the end of the book in alphabetical order. This book is suitable for advanced chemistry students and chemical engineering students.

10. “Organic Synthesis : Special Techniques” by V K Ahluwalia

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“Organic Synthesis: Special Techniques” Book Review: This book includes the special techniques used in organic synthesis. Main chapters included are phase transfer catalyst, Crown ethers, microwave induced organic synthesis, sonochemistry. Other topics included are Polymer supported reagents and synthesis, synthetic applications, nomenclature. Miscellaneous reactions and conclusions are added at the end of each unit for students to review the chapter quickly. References are also mentioned for further reading. This book is beneficial for Masters, PhD and research scientists in the field of chemistry.

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