ORGLIST: Peter Sykes References

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From: Ashutosh (ashujo$##$
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 09:07:30 EDT

As everyone knows, Peter Sykes' 'Guidebook to reaction
mechanism' is one of the best books of all time to
learn reaction mechanism.As you might have noticed,
whenever there is a mechanism to be proved, Sykes
gives very interesting examples of how it was proved
using experiments with isotope labelling,spectroscopy,
and so on.These explanations pervade all the
chapters.The experiments are very interesting, but
unfortunately Sykes does not give any references to
the original papers dealing with those experiments.
Can anyone please tell me whether I can get references
for Sykes' book anywhere?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

Ashutosh Jogalekar
Department of Chemistry,
University of Pune,

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out. . . . In practical terms this means, of course, that our knowledge is always finite and never all
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