Author: Raj K. Bansal
Publisher: New Age International
About the Book: The manual has been thoroughly revised, several new experiments and tests have been added while some redundant material has been deleted. Chapter 2 has been completely rewritten. An obvious change of this edition constitutes the splitting of Chapter 7 into two separate Chapters. Tables on derivatives of organic compounds have been expended. Also included are 20 estimations, 75 preparations and isolation experiments and approximately 135 in-text questions related to the experiments. The approximation of modern spectroscopic techniques to structure determination have been discussed in the last Chapter. This book is designed both for undergraduate and postgraduate level students with its enhanced and comprehensive presentation. This is an indispensable book for organic chemistry practicals. About the Author: Dr. Raj K. Bansal received his M.S. from the University of California, Davis, Calif, U.S.A., and Ph.D. from Calgary University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Research Council (N.R.C.) of Canada in Halifax, N.S., Canada, followed by a Research Associateship at the Mellon Institute of Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pa., U.S.A. Dr. Bansal has published a number of research papers in various foreign and Indian scientific journals. He is the author of six books on chemistry including this work-A Textbook of Organic Chemistry (5th ed., 2007), Organic Chemistry-Problems and Solutions (2nd edn., 2006), and Heterocyclic Chemistry (4th edn., 2005). One of his books, Synthetic Approaches in Organic Chemistry has been reprinted by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Dr. Bansal was a former Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi.