This series of short texts provides accessible accounts of a range of essential topics in chemistry. Written with the needs of the student in mind, the Oxford Chemistry Primers offer just the right level of detail for undergraduate study, and will be invaluable as a source of material commonly presented in lecture courses yet not adequately covered in existing texts. All the basic principles and facts in a particular area are presented in a clear and straightforward style, to produce concise yet comprehensive accounts of topics covered in both core and specialist courses.
Organosulfur chemistry provides a clear, concise introduction to the chemistry of organosulfur compounds, many of which are important to life. It provides readers with a clear understanding of the basic principles, and will equip them for more advanced reading in the field. The author provides a general introduction to acquaint and inform the reader, then discusses the preparation and chemical properties of divalent, tricoordinate, and tetracoordinate organosulfur compounds in turn. Concluding chapters examine the applications of organosulfur compounds in organic synthesis and compare and contrast organoselenium chemistry with organosulfur chemistry. Examples are chosen to highlight and explain characteristic features of organosulfur chemistry, while further reading lists will guide students in their study.