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Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis   

31 May 2006 17,888 views 11 Comments

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Laszlo Kurti, Barbara Czako; ISBN: 0124297854

A top book published a few years back, this has only just been brought to my attention. Containing the usual list of named reactions, Kurti and Czako have taken a rather similar approach to Warren et al. in their Organic Chemistry, using colour in their detailed mechanisms to ensure clarity. The dicussion of each reaction is also referenced heavily, detailing the primary papers, and subsequent modifications/clarifications. Lastly, and of particular note, the use of each reaction is considered, and examples in seminal total syntheses is often present. And, at £57 a copy, isn’t too expensive.

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  • Tot. Syn. says:

    I’m adding this, again, as an editorial comment; what books do you use? Here in the UK, Warren’s book is exceptionally popular, along with March, and Carey & Sunberg. Nicolaou’s Classic’s in Total Synthesis books are very useful (and reasonably priced), as is Jie-Jack Li’s hand book on named reactions (though I prefer the above text). Lastly, Kocienski’s book on protecting groups and Perrin & Perrin’s Purification of Laboratory Chemicals are always open in the lab.

  • Jeremiah says:

    March, Carey & Sunberg and Smith all the way. (What lab would be complete without a copy of Green & Wuts?)

  • Hap says:

    Are there any other good books on retrosynthesis? I have Corey’s (although it seems like his concept of obvious transform is not intended for mortals) and Warren’s book. I don’t know any others (Nicolaou’s books are good, but they are more decriptive or reaction-based than retrosynthetic).

    At work, I have Greene, March, C+S, Kocienski, Warren, and Larock (though I don’t use it – I bought it in grad school and it sits there). The first three are the essential ones. I also have the Chemist’s Companion, but I don’t use it very much.

  • NoName says:

    (not just for synthetic people, though)

  • Tot. Syn. says:

    Yep, you might have noticed I’ve linkdup Chemical Forums in the “community resources” section on the left. Seems to be a pretty nice site.

  • I have been to chemical forum a bunch of times too…great site. Not just for synthetic organic chemistry as “NoName” says above.

  • Mitch says:

    Thanks guys :)

    Tot.Syn has a nice forum even if it isn’t used as much. ;)


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  • http://thenanoscoop.com

    A list of organic chemistry reactions and mechanisms. From basic nomenclature to detailed substitution, elimination and addition reactions.