Understanding of reaction mechanisms is very important for a chemist since it helps to plan and carry our reactions in a controlled manner. This textbook explains how to elucidate reaction mechanisms employing theoretical and instrumental methods and what practical knowledge they bring. The book covers a full spectrum of techniques, including spectroscopic studies, isotope effects, kinetics, trapping methods and computational approaches.
Gives an overview of the techniques applied to investigate reaction mechanisms
Explains how knowledge of reaction mechanisms can be useful in practical organic synthesis
Supplied with numerous references to original works for further reading