A Microscale Approach to Organic Laboratory Techniques 5th Edition

Donald L. Pavia, George S. Kriz, Gary M. Lampman, Randall G. Engel

  • © 2013
  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2007, 1999, 1995
  • 1040 Pages


From biofuels, green chemistry, and nanotechnology, this proven laboratory textbook provides the up-to-date coverage students need in their coursework and future careers. The book's experiments, all designed to utilize microscale glassware and equipment, cover traditional organic reactions and syntheses, the isolation of natural products, and molecular modeling and include project-based experiments and experiments that have a biological or health science focus. Updated throughout with new and revised experiments, new and revised essays, and revised and expanded techniques, the Fifth Edition is organized based on essays and topics of current interest.

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What's New

  • A new essay on Biofuels enhances this edition's "in the news" topics.
  • Two new Green Chemistry experiments involve techniques such as solid phase extraction and the use of a microwave reaction system.
  • In two experiments, chiral gas chromatography is now included in the analysis of the products obtained.
  • Eight new experiments have been added: Experiment 2, Solubility; Experiment 27, Biodiesel; Experiment 34, Sonogashira Coupling of Iodosubstituted Aromatic Compounds with Alkynes Using a Palladium Catalyst; Experiment 35, Grubbs-Catalyzed Metathesis of Eugenol with 1,4-Butanediol to Prepare a Natural Product; Experiment 48: Diels-Alder Reaction with Anthracene-9-methanol; Experiment 59, Synthesis of Naproxen (Aleve®) by Palladium Catalysis; Experiment 62, Green Epoxidation of Chalcones; and Experiment 63, Cyclopropanation of Chalcones.
  • Four experiments have been revised: Experiment 31, An Oxidation-Reduction Scheme: Borneol, Camphor, Isoborneol; Experiment 44, N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide: The Insect Repellant "OFF"; Experiment 52, Identification of Unknowns; and Experiment 56, Friedel-Crafts Acylation.
  • Essays on Petroleum and Fossil Fuels and The Chemistry of Sweeteners have been revised.
  • Four Techniques have been revised and expanded: Technique 7, Reaction Methods, has been extensively revised to include information on working under an inert atmosphere; Technique 12, Extractions, Separations, and Drying Agents, now includes new material on instructions on drawing separation schemes; Technique 25, Infrared Spectroscopy, now includes the use of ATR for infrared analysis of solids; and Technique 26, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, includes new material on analysis of diastereotopic protons.
  • A new method of obtaining boiling points and monitoring distillations using a temperature probe with one of the Vernier devices or a digital thermometer has been introduced.

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