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Shirley: Preparation of Organic Intermediates
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Preparation of Organic Intermediates
David A. Shirley
1951, 328pp., 3.1MB


This book has been designed as an aid to the worker who has occa-
sion to deal with the laboratory synthesis of organic compounds.
The need for a given organic compound is satisfied either by pur-
chase of the compound, if it is available commercially, or by syn-
thesis of the compound from materials that are commercially avail-
able. In spite of the fact that several thousand organic compounds
can now be purchased, the laboratory worker often has need of rela-
tively simple compounds which either are not available or are .priced
sufficiently high to encourage the worker to prepare them from
cheaper starting materials. For preparative information, the worker
usually turns to Organic Syntheses, and then to the original literature
if the compound has not been included in Organic Syntheses. The
present volume gives the laboratory worker specific preparative in-
formation on more than 500 useful organic compounds, and therefore
considerably broadens the field of coverage available to the chemist
at his desk and workbench.
The usefulness of a book of this type depends principally on the
compounds selected for inclusion. It is in order then that we describe
briefly the basis for selection of the material included. The com-
pounds included satisfy the following criteria: (1) the compound
either is not available commercially or if available is relatively ex-
pensive; (2) directions for preparation of the compound had not been
included in Organic Syntheses through Volume 28; and (3) the com-
pound is one whose structure is simple and contains reactive func-
tional groups which make it useful as an intermediate, or its prepara-
tion involves a generally useful type of organic reaction and the direc-
tions may be applied to the preparation of related compounds.
In the preparations included in this book, all the starting materials
used in the syntheses meet the following criteria: (1) the material is
available commercially at relatively low cost; (2) the preparation of
the material has been given in Organic Syntheses; or (3) the prepara-
tion is given in another place in this book.
All chemists recognize the difficulty of reproducing some of the ex-
perimental results published in the chemical literature. Since the
preparations listed in this book are taken directly from the literature,
they are subject to the difficulties inherent in such a procedure. How-
ever, the author believes that, by a careful and critical examination
of the preparative information available from the literature, it is pos-
sible to select procedures that have a high probability of giving the
indicated results...

this file available for a while now only to sciencemadness - but i thought what the hell, because i'm not paying for Rhodium's bandwidth or storage. that ftp is also a nice source of inorganic texts and sciences of all kinds, for contributing members.