Chemistry and creativity Organic Chemistry, 7th EditionFrancis A. Carey
Organic Chemistry, 7th Edition
Throughout all seven editions, Organic Chemistry has been designed to meet the needs of the mainstream, two-semester, undergraduate organic chemistry course. This best-selling text gives students a solid understanding of organic chemistry by stressing how fundamental reaction mechanisms function and reactions occur. With the addition of handwritten solutions, new cutting-edge molecular illustrations, updated spectroscopy coverage, seamless integration of molecular modeling exercises, and state-of-the-art multimedia tools, the 7th edition of Organic Chemistry clearly offers the most up-to-date approach to the study of organic chemistry.Chemists are increasingly concerned with preparing compounds designed to have particular properties.
The compound featured on the cover is the creation of Dr. Dirk Guldi of the University of Erlangen (Germany) and Dr. Maurizio Prato of the University of Trieste (Italy). The cylindrical object is a form of carbon known as a nanotube.* About 1 percent of the carbons of this nanotube are linked to molecules of
the organometallic “sandwich” compound ferrocene.On irradiation with visible light, ferrocene transfers an electron to the nanotube, generating a charge-separated species. Thus, nanotubes that bear appropriate attached groups hold promise as materials suitable for devices, such as solar cells, that are capable of converting sunlight to electricity.