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The second edition includes five points of improvement: (a) Additional 16 name reactions have been supplemented; (b) I have corrected typos and a few dubious mechanisms in the first edition. I wish to thank Prof. Rick L. Danheiser of Massa chusetts Institute of Technology and Mr. Yiqian Lian of Michigan State Univer sity for invaluable comments and suggestions. I have also incurred many debts of gratitude to Prof. Brian. M. Stoltz of California Institute of Technology and his students, Eric Ashley, Doug Behenna, Dan Caspi, Neil Garg, Blake Greene, Jeremy May, Sarah Spessard, Uttam Tambar, Raissa Trend, and Ryan Zeidan for proofreading the final draft of the second edition; (c) The references are expanded and updated; (d) A more thorough index has been implemented so the reader may navigate through the book more easily; (e) The short descriptions of name reactions given as mnemonics seem to be helpful to both novices and veterans. As a result, I added the descriptions for most reactions. Finally, I am grateful for permission to use the postage stamps on the inner covers from respective postal authorities, who still retail the copyrights of those stamps. Jack Li Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 2003 Preface to the first edition What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as 1 sweet.
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