Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods, Volume 13
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The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods serves as a handy desktop reference for organic chemists to browse new reactions and transformations of interest, facilitating the search for functional group transformations in the original literature of organic chemistry. Volume 13 contains both functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond forming reactions from the literature in the years 2005-8. It presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds.

The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods series facilitates the search for quality, selected functional group transformations, organized by reacting functional group of starting material and functional group formed, with full references to each reaction
Presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds from the literature of 2005-8
Provides a handy reference and a valuable tool to the working organic chemist, allowing a quick check of known organic transformations
Stringent criteria for inclusion of reactions, including real synthetic utility of reactions, reagents readily available or easily prepared and handled in the laboratory


Michael B. Smith is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut.  He is the lead coauthor of the fifth and sixth editions and author of the seventh edition of March's Advanced Organic Chemistry and the author of the previous 6 volumes of the Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods (Wiley) as well as several other monographs.  Professor Smith is the author of 23 books, including monographs and textbooks at both the graduate and undergraduate level.


Preface vii

Introduction ix

Index, Monofunctional Compounds xvii

Index, Difunctional Compounds xix

Abbreviations xxi

About the Author xxv

1 Preparation of Alkynes 1

2 Preparation of Acid Derivatives 13

3 Preparation of Acohols 21

4 Preparation of Aldehydes 75

5 Preparation of Alkyls, Methylenes, and Arkyls 89

6 Preparation of Amides 225

7 Preparation of Amines 259

8 Preparation of Esters 303

9 Preparation of Ethers, Epoxides, and Thioethers 325

10 Preparation of Halides and Sulfonates 351

11 Preparation of Hydrides 365

12 Preparation of Ketones 371

13 Preparation of Nitriles 399

14 Preparation of Alkenes 409

15 Preparation of Oxides 433

16 Preparation of Difunctional Compounds 445

Author Index 629