In the field of organic chemistry there are a number of elementary laboratory manuals, any one of which may be used to the student's advantage. When it comes to the choice of a guide for an advanced course, however, there is a vast amount of material available from which a selection in the form of a laboratory manual has never been made. Hence the student is often permitted to follow some line in which he is interested, regardless of its practicability or its value from the standpoint of training, or else the planning of the experiments devolves entirely upon the instructor.
With the object of providing a brief advanced course in manipulative organic chemistry embodying experiments scattered as widely as possible over the important types of substances and reactions, the author desires to present this little book in the hope of rendering simpler the task both of the advanced student and his instructor.
It has been the writer's aim to select experiments of greater difficulty than those ordinarily included in elementary manuals, but to avoid preparations of so difficult or involved a nature than a stimulus to the student. In this connection a word of apology may be necessary for including as much as has been done of the work of Dr. Walter A. Jacobs of the Rockefeller Institute and the writer, but it is very strongly felt that the value of a volume such as the present one depends largely on the personal experience of its author, and for this reason the writer has drawn freely on his own work and that of his colleagues. It has been attempted also to preserve as just a balance as possible between the chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, and to include products of technical and biological, as well as theoretical importance, in order to provide as broad foundation as possible for the student in his future work. In the selection of experiments, care has been taken to exclude those involving great expense, and further economy is effected by the use of many of the initial products as steps in the synthesis of others.
An Advanced Laboratory Manual Of Organic Chemistry is a one of a kind advanced chemistry manual. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it provides students with a well rounded knowledge of various substances and reactions.
- Nitration and Nitrosation
- Esterification, Etherification, De-Alklation and Related Reactions
- Allyl Phenyl Ether and Its Molecular Rearrangements
- Formation of Heterocycles and Dyes
- Sugars, Proteins, and Amino Acids