Success in an experimental science such as chemistry depends on good laboratory practice, a kwledge of basic techniques, and the intelligent and careful handling of chemicals. Practical Organic Synthesis is a concise, useful guide to good laboratory practice in the organic chemistry lab with hints and tips on successful organic synthesis. Topics covered include: * safety in the laboratory * environmentally responsible handling of chemicals and solvents * crystallisation * distillation * chromatographic methods * extraction and work-up * structure determination by spectroscopic methods * searching the chemical literature * laboratory tebooks * writing a report * hints on the synthesis of organic compounds * disposal and destruction of dangerous materials * drying and purifying solvents Practical Organic Synthesis is based on a successful course in basic organic chemistry laboratory practice which has run for several years at the ETH, Zurich and the University of Berne, and its course book Grundoperationen, w in its sixth edition. Condensing over 30 years of the authors' organic laboratory teaching experience into one easy-to-read volume, Practical Organic Synthesis is an essential guide for those new to the organic chemistry laboratory, and a handy benchtop guide for practising organic chemists.
Martin P. Brandle, Reinhart Keese, Trevor P. Toube