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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6th March is an excellent buy
It is very difficult to rewrite reviews for 6th edition of the "March". Classical flagships among textbooks and reference books in organic chemistry, unbeatable. With 7000 new refernces it brings unbelievable 25k reference citations, very well organized on the bottom of the pages. Excellent indexes, very good cross view between 5th edition and 6th edition aligning...
Published on August 7, 2007 by Pavel Drasar

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3 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars eh
i always thought this book was overrated. it's just not a text you can sit down, relax, and enjoy. it's definitely a reference text, and for a reference text, it's definitely not the first one I go to.
Published on August 30, 2007 by art vandelay


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6th March is an excellent buy, August 7, 2007
This review is from: March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (Hardcover)
It is very difficult to rewrite reviews for 6th edition of the "March". Classical flagships among textbooks and reference books in organic chemistry, unbeatable. With 7000 new refernces it brings unbelievable 25k reference citations, very well organized on the bottom of the pages. Excellent indexes, very good cross view between 5th edition and 6th edition aligning chapters of different numbering, perfect drawings made in CamSoft ChemDraw, etc. etc. As the text and accompanying material is polished and polished edition to edition, it is very difficult to do anything else but to praise this excellent reference book, which hardly could be omitted in any chemical laboratory. Not only that but hardcover book of 2357 pages for $73 at Amazon is not only a good book but also a good buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a classic, July 19, 2009
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This review is from: March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (Hardcover)
A good book overall, teaming with updated references and indispensable for the working organic chemist, graduate student, or advanced undergraduate.

Unfortunately, there is not much material on organometallic chemistry, which has gained in prominence in terms of recent synthetic methods. Also, there is a noticeable decline in editorial quality between the recent editions (5th and 6th) and previous editions. Schemes have been redrawn in ChemDraw, but some are poorly rendered, and there are missing formal charges, etc., as well as typos in the main text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For general advanced organic Chemistry, this book is great!, November 12, 2010
This review is from: March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (Hardcover)
This book is great, as most people said, awesome as a reference text. Covers most of the reactions, their mechanisms and the use of reagents. I guess this is one of those books which covers so much that your next step is your specialization. It is NOT a textbook, but there's a LOT you can learn out of it. There are hardly any topics left out of March, but there are a few things that I guess COMPLETE an organic Chemist - Heterocyclic chemistry, Pericyclic reactions, Biochemistry, Nomenclature.

But apart from that, this book doesn't EXPLAIN, but rather comes to the point at lots of places, and expects the reader to understand. If you're not into that, then I suggest Carey's advanced organic chemistry.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good oganic chemistry, March 22, 2007
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As for the 5th edition this new one is really clear and fully of bibliografic reference. I really appreciate that, now, the references are below at the page and not at the end of the chapter, form me this change help to finding the information. I think that this is one of the most complete book for the organic chemist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference for organic chemistry!, January 17, 2013
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This book is great to own--it is full of references, extended bibliographies, and in-depth explanations for topics in advanced general organic chemistry. Unlike a lot of books I have bought for college, I plant to hold on to this beautiful reference material!
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5.0 out of 5 stars NOT a textbook, but a great reference book., April 20, 2012
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This review is from: March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (Hardcover)
This book does not "teach" you chemistry in the traditional textbook way. It basically has some basic info on various chemistry topics and expects you to do some extra legwork to find more specific info. The references provided on every page are GREAT but most are meant for ADVANCED students, not first-year organic chemistry students. And remember you have to look up those references yourself because this book can't go to the library for you. It works great in the office/lab as well because you can use the references whenever you need to look something up, not just for classroom use.
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3 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars eh, August 30, 2007
This review is from: March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (Hardcover)
i always thought this book was overrated. it's just not a text you can sit down, relax, and enjoy. it's definitely a reference text, and for a reference text, it's definitely not the first one I go to.
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0 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased, September 27, 2007
This review is from: March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (Hardcover)
The book arrived on time and in the condition indicated. Pleasure to do business with.
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0 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very fast shipping and very good conditions of the book, May 13, 2007
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very fast shipping and very good conditions of the book
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