The book provides a self-study of different topics of organic chemistry via problem solving. The present 4th edition has been completely rewritten according to the organic chemistry syllabus of the NET (CSIR) examination. This necessitated the deletion of several topics from the third edition and incorporation of new ones. Emphasis has been laid on a variety of new reactions, name reactions, reagents in organic synthesis and incorporation of their knowledge in the entire coverage of organic chemistry in a unique way.
A thorough study of the book is expected to help the student to excel not only in the university examination including the NET examination, but also in his learning of various topics and before interview boards. Several topics like aromaticity, pericyclic reactions and heterocyclic chemistry have now been brought up to date and the material provided is complete in itself.
The presentation has been so designed so as to thread through the entire organic chemistry by the application of the knowledge learnt in one topic to newer situations in other topics. The present revised edition also includes numerous important developments since the third edition of the book was published.
About the Author(s):
P.S. Kalsi is former Dean Colleges, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and Professor and Head, Deptt. of Chemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Pune University, Pune under the guidance of Professor S.C. Bhattacharyya at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune in 1964. He has published over 138 research papers in National and International journals of repute in the area of chemistry of natural products. Prof. Kalsi was honored by the Punjab Agricultural University in 1969 in recognition of his merit as a teacher. Prof. Kalsi was invited by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences to submit proposals for the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1985.
Prof. Kalsi has participated and delivered plenary/invited lectures at various National and International symposia. Currently, Prof. Kalsi is actively involved in postgraduate teaching in different universities/PG colleges and serves as a UGC resource person to deliver lectures in Refresher Courses. Normally, he visits around 10 different universities/PG colleges for this purpose in an academic year. During 2007, he visited 12 Indian universities and delivered 85 lectures out of which 11 were at refresher courses. Prof. Kalsi is widely travelled abroad on academic missions and is a fellow/member of several National and International professional societies.
Structure Reactivity and Aromaticity
Stereochemistry and Chirality
Prochiral Relationships and Asymmetric Synthesis
Reactive Intermediates and Mechanism of some Organic Reactions
Reagents in Organic Synthesis and Functional Group Transformations
Mechanism of some Organic Name Reactions
Aliphatic Nucleophilic Substitution
Review and Additional Problems