Practical Organic Chemistry

A student handbook of techniques

  • J. T. Sharp
  • I. Gosney
  • A. G. Rowley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. J. T. Sharp, I. Gosney, A. G. Rowley
    Pages 1-7
  3. J. T. Sharp, I. Gosney, A. G. Rowley
    Pages 8-53
  4. J. T. Sharp, I. Gosney, A. G. Rowley
    Pages 54-113
  5. J. T. Sharp, I. Gosney, A. G. Rowley
    Pages 114-177
  6. J. T. Sharp, I. Gosney, A. G. Rowley
    Pages 178-187
  7. J. T. Sharp, I. Gosney, A. G. Rowley
    Pages 188-196
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


One of the very best things about organic chemistry is actually doing experimental work at the beneh. This applies not only at the profes­ sionallevel but also from the earliest stages of apprenticeship to the craft as a student. The fascination sterns from the nature of the sub­ ject itself, with its vast array of different types of reaction and its al­ most infinite variety of different chemical compounds. Each reaction and each new compound pose their own particular problems to chal­ lenge the skill and ingenuity of the chemist, whether working in a first-year teaching la bora tory or at the frontiers of research. This book is intended to provide basic guidance in the essential experimental techniques used in a typical undergraduate course. It gives concise coverage of the range of practical skills required, from first-year level when students may have no previous experience, up to final-year level when students are usually involved in more complex and dem an ding experimental work in supervised research projects. Our objective was to produce a handbook of techniques that could be used with a variety of practical courses throughout a student's whole period of study. Those who run practical courses generally have strong feelings about what particular experiments or exercises are appropriate for their own students, and it is rare that a book of experiments suitable for one department is acceptable to another.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. T. Sharp
    • 1
  • I. Gosney
    • 1
  • A. G. Rowley
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-28230-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0819-2
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