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Title Alkenes and aromatics / edited by Peter Taylor
Published Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry : The Open University, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (184 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series The molecular world
Molecular world.
Contents Addition-pathways and products -- Aromatic compounds -- A first look at synthesis -- Case study : industrial organic chemistry
Summary Alkenes and Aromatics examines the reaction mechanisms associated with carbon-carbon double bonds, and then goes on to look at aromatic substitution (nitration, halogenation, sulfonation and Friedel Crafts reactions). The formation and reactions of diazonium ions are also discussed. This knowledge is then applied to the synthesis of pseudoephedrine, highlighting the key aspects of synthesis, such as yields, stereochemistry and reaction conditions. A Case Study on the organic chemical industry completes the book, providing a background as to why understanding organic reactions is so important. The Molecular World series provides an integrated introduction to all branches of chemistry for both students wishing to specialise and those wishing to gain a broad understanding of chemistry and its relevance to the everyday world and to other areas of science
Notes "Edited by Peter Taylor and Michael Gagan"--Cover
Published in association with the Open University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Alkenes.
Aromatic compounds.
Form Electronic book
Author Gagan, Michael.
Taylor, Peter, 1953-
Open University.
ISBN 0854046801
1847557821 (electronic bk.)
9781847557827 (electronic bk.)