Supplements to the 2nd Edition of Rodd's Chemistry of Carbon Compounds.
However, the prospective reader is cautioned that there are several formula block errors in the first three chapters; the last three chapters, more carefully prepared for publication, are commendably free from such problems. These errors include a surplus or missing bond, or a missing, incorrectly placed or incorrectly chosen atom or substituent in an organic formula. In some cases, an incorrect reactant is formulated (e.g., the reaction giving compound 2 on p. 2 requires phosphoryl chloride, not chlorine as shown). Such problems are avoidable, or at least should be minimized. Their occurrence again underscores the importance of spotting errors in camera ready copy before reproduction if the advantages of this type of publishing are to be fully realized.
M.S. Gibson Brock University
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|Publication:||Canadian Chemical News|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Jun 1, 1996|
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