By (author) Rodd, Ernest H.; Volume editor Sainsbury, M.
The vast explosion of information in organic chemistry has presented the chemist with the tedious exercise of searching chemical abstracts for details of a compound or reaction type. On-line searching has somewhat alleviated this but the task still remains of putting this information into perspective. "Rodd's" does this for the reader. The authors of each chapter have already sifted through Chemical Abstracts, picked out the relevant references, and used their professional skills to present the contents in a concise and critical manner. Each volume in the series has a detailed index facilitating the rapid location of reaction types, synthetic procedures, or individual compounds.