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Stereochemistry has always occupied a central position and is pivotal to the practice of organic chemistry. A solid understanding of this subject is indeed critical to subsequent success in a science career. Stereochemistry is, therefore, a core constituent both at the undergraduate and postgraduate chemistry courses.
This seventh edition is extensively revised and enlarged by adding new material to take account of recent developments and extensive amendments have been made to improve clarity. The key features of this new addition are: A brand new design. Incorporation of basic principles in boxes directly links the students to the main text. A large number of exercises with their solutions have been now added in each chapter. These exercises are set at appropriate places so that the students can test their command of a particular topic. New problems have been added at the end of each chapter. Chemical illustrations have been modified and developed for clarity and information. Generally the figures contain text as well, to decrease the need to refer back and forth to the text and for better understanding.
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.
Contents: Chirality Prochirality-Prostereoisomerism and Asymmetric Synthesis Aliphatic Nucleophilic Substitution Conformations and Stereo-isomerism of Acyclic and Cyclic Systems Stereochemistry of Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry and Mechanism of some Additions to Carbon-Carbon Multiple Bonds Addition to Carbon Hetero Multiple Bonds-Stereochemistry and Mechanisms Pericyclic Reactions Aliphatic Electrophilic Substitution
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