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Offline kekulekangaroo

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Starting my PhD
« on: February 04, 2023, 11:53:07 AM »
I’m starting my PhD in Organic Chemistry this Fall. I want to review all of undergraduate Organic Chemistry and I’m trying to develop a plan of attack. I did alright in lectures but not perfectly and did quite well in labs. I don’t want to be bombarded in grad school and want to have a proper review. In addition, I finished undergrad a while ago and haven’t used my Organic knowledge for sometime. Looking for advice on how to be well prepared.

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Re: Starting my PhD
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2023, 05:33:25 PM »
My advice would be to gen up on organic reaction mechanisms.

A suitable text might be the textbook by J. March, "Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions & Mechanisms".

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Re: Starting my PhD
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2023, 12:58:27 AM »
I love that book, a very good start.

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Re: Starting my PhD
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2023, 11:45:24 AM »
Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis, by Carruthers and Coldham is a good book as well.

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Re: Starting my PhD
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2023, 02:20:44 AM »
To understand MO-theory is very helpful.

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