Rodd’s Chemistry of Carbon Compounds, Second Edition, Volume I, Part D: Dihydric Alcohols: Their Oxidation Products and Derivatives describes acyclic compounds containing two functional groups on different carbon atoms. This volume is composed of six chapters, and begins with a description of dihydric alcohols and their derivatives. The next chapters are devoted to the classification and nomenclature of other dihydric alcohol derivatives, including hydroxyaldehydes, hydroxyketones, dicarbonyl compounds monohydroxy-monocarboxylic acids, and related compounds. The remaining chapters deal with nitrogen analogues, nitro and amino-monocarboxylic acids, aldehydic and ketonic monocarboxyhc acids, and acyclic dicarboxylic acids. This book is of value to organic chemists and researchers.
Rodd's Chemistry of Carbon Compounds, Volume I: Aliphatic Compounds focuses on the chemistry of polyhydric alcohols and saccharides. The chemistry of polyhydric alcohols is a vast and crucially important area, not only because of the prominent roles that polyols have in their own right, but because of the way they and their modified forms are incorporated into natural products. The topics covered include the analogues, derivatives, and oxidation products of trihydric and tetrahydric alcohols; phospholipids; polyhydric alcohols and their oxidation products; synthesis, chemistry, structure and physical properties, and use in the synthesis as chiral templates and asymmetric synthesis of natural products of monosaccharides; and disaccharides and oligosaccharides. This text also discusses the applications of carbohydrates as chiral auxiliaries, templates, and starting materials in syntheses. This volume is a useful reference for students and organic chemists.