Organic chemistry is a vibrant and growing scientific discipline that touches a vast
number of scientific areas. This sixth edition of ‘‘March’s Advanced Organic
Chemistry’’ has been thoroughly updated to reflect new areas of Organic chemistry,
as well as new advances in well-known areas of Organic chemistry. Every topic
retained from the fifth edition has been brought up to date. Changes include the
addition of a few new sections, significant revision to sections that have seen explosive
growth in that area of research, moving sections around within the book to better
reflect logical and reasonable chemical classifications, and a significant rewrite
of much of the book. More than 7000 new references have been added. As with the
fifth edition, when older references were deleted and in cases where a series of
papers by the same principal author were cited, all but the most recent were deleted.
The older citations should be found within the more recent one or ones. The fundamental
structure of the sixth edition is essentially the same as that of all previous
ones, although acyl substitution reactions have been moved from chapter 10 to
chapter 16, and many oxidation or reduction reactions have been consolidated
into chapter 19.