The present volume is a revised and enlarged third edition of the book formerly titled TABLES FOR IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS. Four new classes of compounds, i.e., sulfonyl chlorides, sulfonamides, thiols and thioethers were added, bringing the number of classes included in the book to twenty-six. The tables of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic hydrocarbons, phenols, nitriles and sulfonic acids were all thoroughly revised and considerably enlarged. In all, the addition of 2400 compounds to the third edition, raised the total number of parent compounds in the book to over 8150.
Three tables containing the dissociation constants of more than 1050 phenols, organic acids and organic bases were added. Correlation charts for I.R., Far I.R. and N.M.R. were also included.
Explanatory sections entitled "Explanations and References" precede the tables. In these sections the formulas of the derivatives and the full reaction equations for their preparation by the most important methods, together with some essential details and references to their preparations, are given.