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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (2 Jun. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748740716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748740710
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 552,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"…concise and highly readable … I would recommend this book as an essential purchase for all new research students in the area of organic synthesis"
-- Synthesis, June 1995

"This book should be present in every organic chemistry research laboratory…a bargain at the price."
- Chemistry & Industry, July 1995

"Reading this book is like having a thoughtful and smart tutor guiding all your steps in the laboratory…excellent choice.."
- Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Volume 6, issue 1

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The preparation of organic compounds is central to many areas of scientific research, from the most applied to the most "academic", and is not limited to chemists. Read the first page
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jun. 2001
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An excellent book for people interested in advanced synthetic organic chemistry lab. techniques. This book would be ideal for udergraduate and postgraduate students studying either chemistry or biochemistry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chemclimber on 23 Jan. 2011
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I have been working in an organic chemistry lab for almost 3 years, and I have to say I refer to this book at least once a week.

Not only does it provide detailed background knowledge as to why techniques are used, it also explains how they work. For example it explains why you wash organic extractions with brine and explains how drying agents work.

But not only this but it gives you the original literature references if you wan to read up on them as well.

I can't recommend this book highly enough, perhaps the only thing would be to bring it up to date slightly with the digitilastion of literature searching, but this is a small thing.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Beswick on 28 Nov. 2011
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Details virtually all of the techniques you will need for undergraduate chemistry lab courses, some old-school stuff and basics all covered very well, newer methods also pretty well explained - concise and readable.
A bit basic for anything more than an undergraduate, though, as all of the techniques should be covered as part of any decent chemistry degree - but it helped fill in some gaps I had in my knowledge (post-grad level)

People who are not very good in the lab (physical/medicinal chemists I'm looking at you!) should difinitely read this early on, organic chemists should buy it out of interest too.
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Organic Chemists and Students Must Have! 6 Aug. 2001
By Matthew M. Yau - Published on Amazon.com
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The book discusses fundamental techniques in organic laboratory. Topics that I found very useful are running the reaction (i.e. air-sensitive and water-sensitive chemistry), monitoring reaction (i.e.thin-layer chromatography), working up reaction (have you wondered why ammonium chloride is a good reagent to work up the reaction? how to efficiently separate layers without emulsions?, etc), purifying compounds (i.e. distillation, recrystallization, determining the sizes of columns, choice of eluting solvents,...) The book should be on the shelf of every chemist.
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Highly Recommended 30 Sept. 2007
By NSCPE - Published on Amazon.com
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As a physical chemist/spectroscopist by training who suddenly found myself needing to synthesize & characterize some model compounds for my experiments, I found this book to be a very helpful review of modern synthetic techniques, particularly in regards to purifying starting materials, dealing with air-sensitive compounds, and monitoring the reaction's progress. Definitely a recommended reference for any chemist. It's companion, "Advanced Practical Inorganic and Metalorganic Chemistry", is also highly recommended, though if I had to choose between the two I'd say that "Advanced Practical Organic Chemistry" is most useful.
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Useful book for synthetic organic chemist 5 Dec. 2009
By Emmanuel Akinboye - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a great book to learn about doing synthetic organic chemistry in the laboratory.
It touches every area where a synthetic organic chemist may have problem. It's a good book in every respect. As with all books there is room for improvement. Some aspects needs to be more detailed and specific. This will make the book to be the best in market.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great book. Easily readable. Very practical. 8 April 2011
By anon - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book. As a graduate student studying medicinal chemistry, I have run into many situations in the lab that undergrad just did not prepare me for. This book is really helping to bring me up to speed with my techniques. It seems as though most chemistry books are somewhat theoretical and abstract in nature, but "Advanced Practical Organic Chemistry" provides the reader with easy to read (based on the assumption of at least a basic background in organic chemistry) tutorial and reference for many day-to-day procedures that are encountered in the lab. It was easy enough to read cover to cover in just a couple days, but is also so full of info. that I continue to look back and reference it almost daily. While there are several well-drawn illustrations, if I could want anything more out of this book, it would perhaps be a few more illustrations to go along with the assembly of some of the apparatuses.
Good book 27 Dec. 2013
By Christian Lavados - Published on Amazon.com
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Must-own for all organic chemists. I would recommend that aspiring organic chemists get this during undergrad (or that it should be required text for organic labs!). I just wish the text would have more pictures.
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