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Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds [Hardcover]

Robert M. Silverstein , Francis X. Webster , David Kiemle
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January 14, 2005 0471393622 978-0471393627 7
Originally published in 1962, this was the first book to explore teh identification of organic compounds using spectroscopy. It provides a thorough introduction to the three areas of spectrometry most widely used in spectrometric identification: mass spectrometry, infrared spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. A how-to, hands-on teaching manual with considerably expanded NMR coverage--NMR spectra can now be intrepreted in exquisite detail. This book:
* Uses a problem-solving approach with extensive reference charts and tables.
* Offers an extensive set of real-data problems offers a challenge to the practicing chemist

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Robert M. Silverstein & Francis X. Webster (Both of State Univ. of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (January 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471393622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471393627
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reference vs. Teaching Material March 4, 2005
This book has wonderful charts and tables for quick referencing, however it is sorely lacking in demonstrations and worked out examples for students new to the subject. The chapters are painfully slow and complex when explaining the theory behind the spectrometric methods and effects on classes of molecules. In short, don't use this book to learn the material unless you already know it. It is a comprehensive reference, but not an effective textbook to teach from.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent excercises... March 12, 2006
It's an OK book if you are a novice in the Spectroscopy determination area, but a very nice book if it's going to be used as a reference book. It's very handy and explains the principles of the Spectroscopic and Spectrometric determinations in a very understandable way. Moreover, the excercises are challenging, making this book and excellent tool for those students interested in learning how to determine structures out of some spectra, although the spectra sometimes are so clean that they don't correspond with the one's that are taken by routine. The weak points of this book are the IR chapter and the lack of a UV chapter explaining various useful techniques for structural determination such as ORD and CD. The NMR section is just OK, but there are more details to be explained in the 2-D NMR NOESY, TOCSY and ROESY. I think the Mass Chapters are the best that any single book has offered to me so far to understand quite easily how powerful is the GCMS as a tool for the Structural Determination of Organic Compounds.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great material, regular text... July 16, 2001
The book is subdivided into only 3 of the 4 classical methods for spectrometric identification of compounds: IR, MS, and finally NMR (covering 1H, 13C and very little of 19F and 31P). UV is left out in this edition, so maybe getting a hold of the old edition's UV chapter (which is extremely well-written) might be desired. The MS and the IR chapters are also well-written and explained out. It is in the main technique (NMR) that the author fails to deliver the subject in a straightforward manner and lacks what I think is most important in this field: a large number of exercises and problems.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This book lacked information in my opinion. Silverstein started a good project but just didn't give enough information about IR interpretation, mass spec, C-13 NMR, etc. He focussed on 2-D NMR a great deal, and I believe that there are much better textbooks on this subject.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed, maybe a little too much... February 26, 2010
By C. Cary
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This book is very detailed, which is great for chemical analysis. However, it's use as a quick reference is lacking; is doesn't have any overview charts or generalized analysis. It makes it rather difficult to find what you need unless you know EXACTLY what you are looking for, and have time to read through a few pages to look for it. Sadly, this isn't usually the case in a rough chemical analysis.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 26, 2014
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This version contains almost everything that is in the more expensive newer versions which is great for the price. But it also contains sections that are not included in the latest versions such as UV.
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4.0 out of 5 stars In great shape February 4, 2014
By Whitney
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Bought this textbook for a class and it came in great condition. The book was like new. I don't recommend just sitting down to read this book, but for class it was great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book September 20, 2013
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Very nice book. Detailed explanations. This is a great reference guide for advanced organic chemists who perform NMR. Other topics such as MS and IR may be helpful to you as well (I rarely perform complicated MS and I've never used IR), but the NMR guide in this book is golden.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Exactly what I was looking for my Organic Spectroscopy Class! I rented and was super happy that the book was in excellent condition!
Published 9 months ago by Tiffani Kirkland
3.0 out of 5 stars Publishing error or forgery?
My book arrived and looks new however the cover and spine have some hilarious misspellings (see images above). Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jason Kositarut
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a classic
This is the 6th ed. of the classic Silverstein treatis. This is a well made, slightly oversize format book. Covers Mass Spec., NMR, IR, Raman. Read more
Published 13 months ago by bijou
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!
This book came just in time to help me with one of my class assignments! There were helpful tables of spectroscopic analysis, of many different kinds of functional groups. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Origamiman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book
Good reference book if you're doing qualitative analysis of organic compounds using NMR, MS, IR, etc. Read more
Published 17 months ago by N. B. Standiford
1.0 out of 5 stars Major Typeo on cover of Brand New book!!!
I believe amazon is dealing with this issue, but the book was purchased brand new from amazon. The side cover says "Ooganic Compunds". Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amanda Stanoch
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reference and exercises
I used this book for a class and then kept it because it's such a great reference. I learned a great deal just reading the book, but the practice problems are great. Read more
Published 18 months ago by RatCatGradStudent
3.0 out of 5 stars Organic student
This book is truly intended as more of a reference for experienced students in the field and does not adequately explain basic principles for complete beginners. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Zen
5.0 out of 5 stars More Advanced
This book was fine as far as learning spectra but not as detailed as the Pavia book. This book is great if you are already have an advanced understanding of spectroscopy & do not... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Eve
5.0 out of 5 stars spectrometric identification of organic compounds
So glad to find this expensive book at a reasonable price. It arrived within a week of the order in great shape...Thanks
Published on May 9, 2011 by Pam Nielsen
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