The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual again presents the basic techniques of the organic chemistry laboratory, with the usual emphasis on doing the work correctly the first time. And once again, I have relied on the comments of users and reviewers in guiding the changes and additions that have been made. Safety in the laboratory, always a primary concern, now has to consider the addition of such technology as the iPad, the Nook, the Kindle, and even text messaging, where applicable. Microscale, also where applicable, has been reviewed and updated as well. And while currently resisting the deletion of double-beam spectrophotometers altogether, a discussion of the technique of Attenuated Total Reflectance and associated practices have been added to the section on Infrared Spectroscopy.
The discussion and presentation of the section on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Chapter 33) have been re-worked such that the different methods of sample preparation and instrument operation for continuous-wave and FT-NMR have been made to contrast more sharply. A number of NMR spectra, with suggestions on the presentation of the data, and basic interpretation have also been added.