About the Book :
This bestseller helps readers master basic skills with its clear and easy-to-follow presentation of key concepts. It focuses on the important ideas of organic chemistry and backs them up with illustrations and challenging problems. The authors' acclaimed writing style makes this thorny subject easy to grasp and comprehend. This edition brings the book to the forefront of the latest research developments.
About the Author :
T. W. Graham Solomons did his undergraduate work at The Citadel and received his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1959 from Duke University where he worked with C. K. Bradsher. Following this he was a Sloan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester where he worked with V. Boekelheide. In 1960 he became a charter member of the faculty of the Univrsity of South Florida and became Professor of Chemistry in 1973. In 1992 he was made Professor Emeritus. In 1994 he was a visiting professor with the Faculte des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Universite Rene Descartes (Paris V). He is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Sigma Pi Sigma. He has received research grants from the Research Corporation and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. For several years he was director of an NSF-sponsored Undergraduate Research Participation Program at USF. His research interests have been the areas of heterocyclic chemistry and unusual aromatic compounds. He has published papers in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry. He has received several awards for distinguished teaching. His organic chemistry textbooks have been widely used in 20 years and have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. Craig Barton Fryhle is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University. He earned his B.A. degree from Gettysburg College and Ph.D. from Brown University. Professor Fryhle's research interests relate to enzymes and metabolites of the shikimic acid pathway. His current research involves conformational studies of shikmate pathway substrates and analogues by molecular modeling and NMR spectrometry, and structure and reactivity studies of enzymes in the shikimic acid pathway. He has received research and instrumentation grants from the National Science Foundation, the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and other private foundations. Professor Fryhle's work in chemical education has involved incorporation of active and computer-based learning strategies in organic chemistry, development of new experiments for undergraduate organic and instrumental analysis courses, and background work on the previous edition of this text. He is a volunteer with hands-on science programs in Seattle public schools. He was the 1999 Chair of the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society.
Interesting Facts :
Provides updated, refined coverage of modern organic chemistryIncludes new skill-building exercises, problems, and challenge problems that help readers apply the materialEnables readers to learn a difficult subject with the help of an engaging writing styleHighlights biological and other real-world chemistry in the chaptersContains the Organic View CD, a browser-based study tool with animated 3D graphics and review sections
The Basics: Bonding And Molecular Structure Representative Carbon Compounds: Functional Groups, Intermolecular Forces, And Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy An Introduction To Organic Reactions And Their Mechanisms: Acids And Bases Nomenclature And Conformations Of Alkanes And Cycloalkanes Stereochemistry: Chiral Molecules Ionic Reactions: Nucleophilic Substitution And Elimination Reactions Of Alkyl Halides Alkenes And Alkynes I: Properties And Synthesis. Elimination Reactions Of Alkyl Halides Alkenes And Alkynes II: Addition Reaction Nuclear Magnetic Resonance And Mass Spectrometry: Tools For Structure Determination Radical Reactions Alcohols And Ethers Alcohols From Carbonyl Compounds: Oxidation-Reduction and Organometallic Compounds Conjugated Unsaturated Systems Aromatic Compounds Reactions Of Aromatic Compounds Aldehydes And Ketones I: Nucleophilic Additions to the Carbonyl Group Aldehydes And Ketones II: Enols and Enolates Carboxylic Acids And Their Derivatives: Nucleophilic Addiction-Elimination at the Acyl Carbon Synthesis And Reactions Of Dicarbonyl Compounds: More Chemistry of Enolates AminesPhenols And Aryl Halides: Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Carbohydrates Lipids Amino Acids & Proteins Nucleic Acids & Protein Synthesis Answers to Selected Problems GlossaryPhoto Credits Index