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“Much of life can be understood in rational terms if expressed in the language of chemistry. It is an international language, a language without dialects, a language for all time, a language that explains where we came from, what we are, and where the physical world will allow us to go. Chemical Language has great esthetic beauty and links the physical sciences to the b- logical sciences. ” from The Two Cultures: Chemistry and Biology by Arthur Kornberg (Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, 1959) Over the past two centuries, chemistry has evolved from a relatively pure disciplinary pursuit to a position of central importance in the physical and life sciences. More generally, it has p- vided the language and methodology that has unified, integrated and, indeed, molecularized the sciences, shaping our understanding of the molecular world and in so doing the direction, development and destiny of scientific research. The “language of chemistry” referred to by my former Stanford colleague is made up of atoms and bonds and their interactions. It is a s- tem of knowledge that allows us to understand structure and events at a molecular level and increasingly to use that understanding to create new knowledge and beneficial change. The words on this page, for example, are detected by the eye in a series of events, now generally understood at the molecular level.


Clear and concise treatment

Strength is thoroughness and systematology

Two-color layout

Overall concepts are given in special boxes

Distinct marking of lower and higher level sections

English edition of a bestselling German textbook


1 Radical Substitution Reactions at the Saturated C Atom

2 Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions at the Saturated C Atom

3 Electrophilic Additions to the C-C Double Bond

4 ß-Eliminations

5 Substitution Reactions on Aromatic Compounds

6 Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions at the Carboxyl Carbon

7 Carboxylic Compound, Nitriles and Their Mutual Transformation

8 Carbonic Acid Derivatives and Heterocumulenes and their Mutual Transformation

9 Additions of Heteroatom Nucleophiles to Carbonyl Compounds and Subsequent Reactions - Condensaations of Heteroatom Nucleophiles with Carbonyl Compounds

10 Addition of Hydride Donors and Organometallic Compounds to Carbonyl Compounds

11 Conversion of Phosphorus- or Sulfur-Stabilized C Nucleophiles with Carbonyl Compounds: Addition-induced Condensations

12 The Chemistry of Enoles and Enamines

13 Chemistry of the Alkaline Earth Metal Enolates

14 Rearrangements

15 Thermal Cycloadditions

16 Transition Metal-Mediated Alkenylations, Arylations, and Alkynylations

17 Oxidations and Reductions


ISBN-13: 9783642036514
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: January, 2010
Pages: 888

Subcategories: Biochemistry