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The Organic Chemistry of Nitrogen

Naturevolume 140pages45 (1937) | Download Citation



IT is refreshing to find a book which not only is thoroughly interesting to read on account of the way in which the subject-matter is presented, but is also sufficiently comprehensive to serve, for ordinary purposes, as a reference book for the range of material treated. The second edition of N. V. Sidgwick's "Organic Chemistry of Nitrogen", which has been entirely rewritten by T. W. J. Taylor and Wilson Baker, preserves that balance between interest and comprehensiveness which made the original so valuable. These authors have, hi fact, adhered closely to the plan of the first edition in dealing only with the .simpler organic compounds of nitrogen, although necessarily the newer book is longer, as it presents much material only discovered since 1910, the date of the first edition. For the most part the actual chapter headings of the two books are the same : the new edition omits the chapter on derivatives of uric acid, only heterocyclic compounds which contain one nitrogen atom being treated ; it omits also the subsection on the simpler alkaloida ; it replaces, the subsections on amino-acids and on aliphatic diazo-compounds and hydrazoic acid by separate chapters ; and it treats all the carbonic acid derivatives, together in one instead of two chapters.

The Organic Chemistry of Nitrogen

By Prof. N. V. Sidgwick. New edition, revised and rewritten by T. W. J. Taylor and Dr. Wilson Baker. Pp. xix + 590. (Oxford: Clarendon Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1937.) 25s. net.

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