This series of short texts provides accessible accounts of a range of essential topics in chemistry and chemical engineering. 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.
Protecting Group Chemistry provides an overview of methods that allow specific sites within an organic molecule to be manipulated without affecting other sites. The book emphasises the link between the mechanisms of organic chemistry and the choice of specific protecting groups that block chemical reactivity at those sites that must remain unaffected. The book will be of interest to both undergraduates and postgraduates in chemistry.