CONTENTS:- Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Chemical Kinetics and reaction pathways; Reaction intermediates, Ylides and enamines; Oxidation; Reduction; Some reactions, Mechanisms and applications; Molecular rearrangements; Organometallic compounds; Reagents; Pericyclic reactions; References; Problems;
This book, written explicity for graduate and postgraduate students of chemistry, provides as extensive coverage of various organic reaction and rearrangements with emphasis on there application in synthesis. A summary of oxidation and reduction of organic compounds is given in tabular form (correlation tables) for the convenience of students. The most commonly encountered reaction intermediates are dealt with. Applications of organic reagents illustrated with examples and problems at the end of each chapter will enable students to evaluate their understanding of the topic.