We are on vacation until November 30th. Thank you for being patient and considerate.

Handbook of Synthetic Organic Chemistry 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0128095812



  • Author(s): Michael Pirrung
  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 4 MB
  • 288 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0128095814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0128095812
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2nd Edition (September 29, 2016)
  • Language: English



Handbook of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Second Edition, updates and expands the author’s popular 2007 work, The Synthetic Organic Chemist’s Companion. The new Handbook provides valuable, practical guidance and includes coverage on important topics such as crystallization, precipitation, solvent purification methods, HPLC techniques, pyrophoric chemicals, and microwave reactions. This book maintains the useful organization of the author’s earlier work, beginning with a basic overview and walking through every practical step of the process of organic synthesis: from reagents, solvents, and temperature control to purification, analytical methods for the product, and documentation. From planning and setting up reactions to recording them in the research notebook and characterizing compounds for journal articles, this book provides insight and valuable guidance into every step of the process. This guide is both a useful organic synthesis training tool for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and a great desktop reference for the information used in the laboratory by organic chemists every day.

Key Features

  • Practical information for every part of the process with engaging real-world examples
  • Useful guidance for conducting literature searches, handling and preparing reagents, working up the reaction, and identifying the product
  • Valuable coverage of conventional and microwave temperature control, paper and electronic research notebooks, purification methods and chirality determinations, chemical safety, and more
  • Numerous illustrations, charts, and figures that enable easy visual retrieval of chemical information

New to this edition

  • Green chemistry considerations, including solvent selection
  • Extensive safety protocols by hazard class, adaptable for individual laboratories
  • Methods for the purification of solids
  • Resources for chromatographic eluent selection
  • Curated references to techniques videos, smartphone apps, and chemical informatics software
  • Practices for destroying hazardous reagents and handling chemical waste
  • A companion website providing access to references and other resources

Michael Pirrung was trained by fantastic synthetic organic chemists, Clayton Heathcock and Gilbert Stork, through his studies at UT-Austin, UC-Berkeley, and Columbia University. His first faculty position was in the chemistry department at Stanford in the early 80s. He has been a visiting professor at UC-Berkeley, Oxford, UC-San Diego, UC-Irvine and Caltech. He has held Hertz, Sloan, and Guggenheim fellowships and a NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. Pirrung joined Duke University in 1990, where he founded and directed the University Program in Biological Chemistry and Biotechnology for Business, an educational outreach program for non-scientists. In 2004 he moved to the UC-Riverside Chemistry department as UC Presidential Chair, and in 2012 was named Distinguished Professor. His current research emphasizes organic and peptide synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and bioluminescence. He has over 170 peer-reviewed publications and over 40 US and international patents, and has authored six books. Michael Pirrung also has an active practice as a legal expert witness in litigation ranging from chemical safety to generic drugs to nucleic acid diagnostics.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Handbook of Synthetic Organic Chemistry 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0128095812”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *