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Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Experiments for the Laboratory Classroom Editors: Carlos A M Afonso, Nuno R Candeias, Dulce Pereira Simão, Alexandre F Trindade, Jaime A S Coelho, Bin Tan, Robert Franzén


About this book

This expansive and practical textbook contains organic chemistry experiments for teaching in the laboratory at the undergraduate level covering a range of functional group transformations and key organic reactions.The editorial team have collected contributions from around the world and standardized them for publication. Each experiment will explore a modern chemistry scenario, such as: sustainable chemistry; application in the pharmaceutical industry; catalysis and material sciences, to name a few. All the experiments will be complemented with a set of questions to challenge the students and a section for the instructors, concerning the results obtained and advice on getting the best outcome from the experiment. A section covering practical aspects with tips and advice for the instructors, together with the results obtained in the laboratory by students, has been compiled for each experiment.

Targeted at professors and lecturers in chemistry, this useful text will provide up to date experiments putting the science into context for the students.

Book content

  • Separation and purification of mixtures
  • Modification of sp3 carbon
  • Substitution at non-aryl sp2 carbon
  • Addition at non-aryl sp2 carbon
  • Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
  • Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution
  • Transition Metal Catalysed Substitution
  • Addition to sp carbon
  • Preparation of alkenes
  • Peryciclic reactions
  • Radical reactions
  • Oxidations
  • Reductions
  • Rearrangements
  • Biotransformations
  • Polymerization reactions
  • Other transformations
  • Chiral Resolutions