January 2011

Heterocyclic chemistry at a glance

John A. Joule, Kiet Mills

Call no. QD400 J86H 2007

An understanding of the chemistry of heterocycles is essential in the study and application of organic chemistry, as well as being a central part of the increasingly popular medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry degree courses. Heterocyclic Chemistry at a Glance provides a concise overview of the main principles and reactions of heterocyclic chemistry, for students studying chemistry and related courses at undergraduate level. Based on the highly successful and student friendly “at a glance” approach, the material developed in this book has been chosen to help the student grasp the essence of heterocyclic chemistry, ensuring that they can confidently use that knowledge when required. (Publisher’s note)

(Recommended by Dr. Jutatip)

Modern organic synthesis : an introduction

George S. Zweifel, Michael H. Nantz

Call no. QD262 Z97M 2007

Writing primarily for upper-level undergraduates and early graduate students in organic synthesis, Zweifel and Nantz (both: chemistry, U. of California, Davis) provide the necessary background to begin research in an academic or industrial environment. They cover synthetic design, stereochemical considerations in planning synthesis, the concept of protecting functional groups, oxidation and reduction as functional group transformations, the chemistry of carbon-carbon pi-bonds and related reactions, formation of carbon-carbon single bonds through enolate anions and organometallic reagents, formation of carbon-carbon pi-bonds, and synthesis of carbocyclic systems. (Publisher’s note)

(Recommended by Dr. Jutatip)