Categories: Organic Chemistry
March's Advanced Organic Chemistry. Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure
Michael B. Smith, Jerry March
Hardcover, 2384 Pages
6th Edition, 2007
New to this Fifth Edition:
Michael Smith from the University of Connecticut joins as coauthor for the Fifth Edition
Contains 20,000 valuable, selected references to the primary literature–5,000 new to this edition
40 entirely new sections covering the most important developments in organic chemistry since the previous edition
Updated illustrations of molecular structures
The "March" is a useful and extensive book, in order to receive a fast overview of topics of the organic chemistry. Literature references help to find relevant, profound articles.
As a textbook, it does contain too much information, and current new up-to-date reactions are not included. But the March earned due to its topic varieties and balance, and the numerously existing key words quite the descriptor "Encyclopedia". And a good encyclopedia belongs into the bookshelf of every organic chemist!
Localized Chemical Bonding.
Delocalized Chemical Bonding.
Bonding Weaker than Covalent.
Carbocations, Carbanions, Free Radicals, Carbenes, and Nitrenes.
Mechanisms and Methods of Determining Them.
Acids and Bases.
Effects of Structure on Reactivity.
Aliphatic Nucleophilic Substitution.
Aromatic Electrophilic Substitution.
Aliphatic Electrophilic Substitution.
Aromatic Nucleophilic Substitution.
Addition to Carbon-Carbon Multipe Bonds.
Addition to Carbon-Hetero Multipe Bonds.
Oxidations and Reductions.
Appendix A: The Literature of Organic Chemistry.
Appendix B: Classification of Reactions by Type of Compound Synthesized.