Publisher description for Basic organic stereochemistry / Ernest L. Eliel, Samuel H. Wilen, Michael P. Doyle.
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Stereoisomers are compounds with the same chemical formula and connectivity but with different arrangements of their atoms in 3-dimensional space. Stereochemistry encompasses the study of stereoisomers and their properties. Despite having an identical chemical formula, stereoisomers can have drastically different biological, medicinal, and chemical properties. Basic Organic Stereochemistry explains in clear, concise terms the concepts and properties of stereoisomers.
Ideal both as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate students and as a handy guide for researchers in industry, this superb text covers:
Polarimetry and optical rotation
Internal coordinates, configuration, and conformation
Nature of stereoisomers
Barriers between stereoisomers and residual stereoisomers
Symmetry operators and symmetry point groups
Properties of stereoisomers and stereoisomer discrimination
Separation of stereoisomers, resolution, and racemization
Suitable for students in organic and biological chemistry, Basic Organic Stereochemistry is unparalleled as a convenient text.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Stereochemistry