Modern physical organic chemistry / Eric V. Anslyn, Dennis A. Dougherty.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Anslyn, Eric V., 1960-
Other Authors: Dougherty, Dennis A., 1952-
Format: Book
Published: Sausalito, CA : University Science, c2006.
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Molecular structure and thermodynamics. Introduction to structure and models of bonding ; Strain and stability ; Solutions and non-covalent binding forces ; Molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry ; Acid-base chemistry ; Stereochemistry.
  • pt. 2. Reactivity, kinetics, and mechanisms. Energy surfaces and kinetic analyses ; Experiments related to thermodynamics and kinetics ; Catalysis ; Organic reaction mechanisms, pt. 1: Reactions involving additions and/or eliminations ; Organic reaction mechanisms, pt. 2: Substitutions at aliphatic centers and thermal isomerizations/rearrangements ; Organotransition metal reaction mechanisms and catalysis ; Organic polymer and materials chemistry.
  • pt. 3. Electronic structure: theory and applications. Advanced concepts in electronic structure theory ; Thermal pericyclic reactions ; Photochemistry ; Electronic organic materials.
  • Appendix 1: Conversion factors and other useful data.
  • Appendix 2: Electrostatic potential surfaces for representative organic molecules.
  • Appendix 3: Group orbitals of common functional groups: representative examples using simple molecules.
  • Appendix 4: The organic structures of biology.
  • Appendix 5: Pushing electrons.
  • Appendix 6: Reaction to mechanism nomenclature.