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Desert Island Reviews and Reference Books

In case you're stranded on a desert island and need to do chemistry.

SourceI find this source usefulNumber of advocates
Purification of Laboratory Chemicals, 4th Ed, Armarego and Perrin, 2000. 103
Organic Syntheses (serial with detailed experimental procedures, 1921 to present). 88
Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis, Theodora Greene, ed.3, 1999 87
March's Advanced Organic Chemistry, 5th ed. M. B. Smith and J. March. 62
Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Leo Paquette, ed., 8 vol. 1995. 60
Carey and Sundberg's Organic Chemistry 37
Vogel's textbook of practical organic chemistry, 5th edition 36
Fiesers' Reagents for Organic Synthesis (serial about reagents) 1967-current. 34
Organic Reactions (review serial, 1942 to present). 25
"Substrate-directable chemical reactions," Hoveyda, Evans, and Fu, Chem. Rev. (1993) 1307-1370 20
Silverstien's Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds 20
The Merck Index 15
Comprehensive Organic Synthesis: Selectivity, Strategy, and Efficiency in Modern Organic Chemistry, Trost and Fleming, ed., 9 Vol. 1991. 14
Comprehensive Organic Transformations, A Guide To Functional Group Preparations, VCH Publishers, Inc., 1999, Richard Larock 14
The Chemist's Companion: A Handbook of Practical Data, Techniques, and References Arnold J. Gordon (Author) Richard A. Ford (Author) 9
Reagents for Organic Synthesis 7
Comprehensive Asymmetric Catalysis, Eric Jacobsen, ed. 3 Vol, 1999. 6
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