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Compounds of boron and silicon are widely used in organic synthesis, and their study forms a core part of undergraduate chemistry courses. This concise text describes the properties and reactions of organoboranes and organosilanes, emphasizing how they can be used to provide simple solutions to a variety of synthetic problems. Helpful study questions are provided at the end of each section, and the suggested further reading provides a useful guide to more advanced work in the field.
Readership: Undergraduates on courses in chemistry.
Susan E. Thomas, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London
"`In view of the significance and scope of the material covered, as well as the affordable price, I would recommend this book as invaluable reading to undergraduates and postgraduates.' Education in Chemistry"
"'The book provides an excellent introduction into the wide applications of boron and silicon in organic chemistry ... I would recommend this book as invaluable reading to undergraduates and postgraduates.'
Education in Chemistry, July 1992"
"'The essential chemistry of organoboranes and organosilanes is presented with clarity and simplicity.'