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Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale & Microscale Approach, 6th Edition

  • John C. Gilbert Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
  • Stephen F. Martin University of Texas at Austin
  • ISBN-10: 1305080467  |  ISBN-13: 9781305080461
  • 960 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2006, 2002
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.50
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Overview

Providing even more emphasis on inquiry-based learning and student collaboration and featuring three new green experiments and more than a dozen newly developed experiments, this Sixth Edition of Gilbert and Martin's proven EXPERIMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY contains procedures for both miniscale (also known as small scale) and microscale users. The book offers an early focus on equipment, record keeping, and safety in the laboratory, and then guides students step by step through the theoretical and mechanistic principles underlying the experiments and the laboratory techniques needed to perform them with confidence. Students learn how to use a range of experimental techniques to synthesize compounds and analyze their properties, complete multi-step syntheses of organic compounds, and solve structures of unknown compounds. New experiments in Chapter 17 and 18 demonstrate the potential of chiral agents in fostering enantioselectivity and of performing solvent-free reactions. The bioorganic experiment in Chapter 24 reflects the increasing emphasis on bioorganic chemistry in the course and gives students an opportunity to accomplish a mechanistically interesting and synthetically important coupling of two -amino acids to produce a dipeptide.

Features and Benefits

  • Safety is emphasized through "Safety Alerts" and "Wrapping It Up" sections that highlight possible hazards and proper disposal of spent chemicals.
  • Fascinating "Historical Highlights" familiarize students with the lives of chemical pioneers who have advanced the field of chemistry.
  • Accurately drawn art shows students how to set up an experiment with confidence.
  • Margin drawings of equipment remind students about the set up for such techniques as distillation and reflux.
  • Each experiment begins with a thorough discussion of the theory and procedures involved and lays out experimental procedures in a clear format to enhance student understanding.
  • Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 with LabSkills is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning. Developed to prepare students for their lab sessions through pre-lab assignments, this new OWLv2 course includes LabSkills pre-lab techniques, a MindTap Reader of the lab manual, and pre and post-lab content specific to the experiments. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Record Keeping, and Laboratory Safety.
2. Techniques and Apparatus.
3. Solids: Recrystallization and Melting Points.
4. Liquids: Distillation and Boiling Points.
5. Extraction.
6. Chromatography.
7. Stereoisomers.
8. Spectral Methods.
9. Alkanes.
10. Alkenes.
11. Alkynes.
12. Dienes: The Diels-Alder Reaction.
13. Kinetic and Thermodynamic Control of a Reaction.
14. Nucleophilic Aliphatic Substitution: Preparation of Alkyl Halides.
15. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution.
16. Oxidation of Alcohols and Carbonyl Compounds.
17. Reduction Reactions of Double Bonds: Alkenes, Carbonyl Compounds, and lmines.
18. Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds.
19. Organometallic Chemistry.
20. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives.
21. Multistep Organic Synthesis.
22. Polymers.
23. Carbohydrates.
24. Amino Acids and Peptides.
25. Identifying Organic Compounds (ONLINE ONLY).
26. The Literature of Organic Chemistry (ONLINE ONLY).

What's New

  • With three new green experiments and over a dozen newly developed experiments (in chapters 3, 10, and 14-20) this edition is considerably enhanced to provide a comprehensive lab experience for students.
  • To make room for new experiments, Chapters 25 (Identifying Organic Compounds) and 26 (The Literature of Organic Chemistry) have been moved online.
  • All images have been checked, with many revised and updated as needed.
  • New spectra have been added and are available online.
  • OWLv2 with LabSkills and MindTap Reader: Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 with LabSkills is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning. Developed to prepare students for their lab sessions through pre-lab assignments, this new OWLv2 course includes LabSkills pre-lab techniques, a MindTap Reader of the lab manual, and pre and post-lab content specific to the experiments. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it.

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Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

John C. Gilbert

Jack Gilbert joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1965 and moved to Santa Clara University in 2007, where he is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. He received the Advisory Council Teaching Excellence Award at UT the 2002–2003 academic year, as well as many other recognitions in teaching. While at UT, he co-authored several editions of the first laboratory textbook in organic chemistry that emphasized reactions mechanisms, as well as laboratory techniques, including spectroscopy. He continues to update the textbook, now with the able assistance of Steve Martin.

Stephen F. Martin

Stephen Martin received his B. S. degree in chemistry from the University of New Mexico in 1968 and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1972. After postdoctoral years at the University of Munich and MIT, he joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 1974, where he currently holds the M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Regents Chair in Chemistry. His research interests lie broadly in organic and bioorganic chemistry. In the former area, his endeavors involve developing and applying new methods and strategies to the syntheses of biologically active natural and non-natural products, especially those containing nitrogen and oxygen heterocyclic subunits. In the biological arena, he is studying fundamental aspects of molecular recognition in biological systems with a particular focus on how making specific structural changes in a ligand, particularly with respect to preorganization and nonpolar surface area, affect energetics and dynamics in protein-ligand interactions. He has received a number of awards including a NIH Career Development Award, an American Cyanamid Academic Award, an Alexander von Humboldt Award, an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Award, a Wyeth Research Award, and the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Senior Award. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served as a consultant for a number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He is the regional editor of “Tetrahedron for the Americas.” He has delivered numerous invited lectures at national and international meetings, academic institutions, and industrial companies, and has published over 300 scientific papers in primary journals together with several reviews and articles in books. He is also co-author of “Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale and Microscale Approach.”