For a variety of reasons I’m taking stock of the various books I’ve purchased, appropriated from the group stores, or borrowed from the University’s library.    Most serve as long-term references, though the occasional book is for searching for research project inspiration.


My list:

Arpe – Industrial Organic Chemistry

Barton and Ollis – Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Vol 2: Nitrogen Compounds (1979)

Carey and Sundberg – Advanced Organic Chemistry A and B

Chan and White – Fmoc Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis(Reviewed)

Collins and Ferrier – Monosaccharides: Their Chemistry and Their Roles in Natural Products

Dermer and Ham – Ethylenimine and other aziridines

Dodd – The ACS Style Guide

Feibelman – A PhD Is Not Enough! (Loaned out)

Fieser – Reagents for Organic Synthesis (vol 1)

Greene and Wuts – Protective Groups in Organic Chemistry

Hammesfahr and Stong – Creative grass blowing

Hudlicky – Oxidations in Organic Chemistry

Hudlicky and Reed – The Way of Synthesis

Kern and Di – Drug-like Properties: Concepts, Structure Design and Methods

Kuchner – Marketing for Scientists(Reviewed)

Larock – Comprehensive Organic Transformations

Leonard – Advanced Practical Organic Chemistry(Reviewed)

Levy and Fugedi – The Organic Chemistry of Sugars

Li – Modern Organic Synthesis in the Laboratory(Reviewed)

Lodish – Molecular Cell Biology

March – Advanced Organic Chemistry

Narain – Chemistry of Bioconjugates

Nelson – Navigating the Path to Industry(Reviewed)

Newman – Steric Effects in Organic Chemistry

Paquette – Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (Vol 1) [1]

Pennington and Dunn – Peptide Synthesis Protocols(Reviewed)

Seyden-Penne – Reductions by the Alumino- and Borohydrides in Organic Synthesis

Slonczewski and Foster – Microbiology: An Evolving Science

Stoddart – Stereochemistry of Carbohydrates

Tufte – The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Weinstein and Wagman – Antibiotics: Isolation, separation and purification


My work is a blend of chemistry and biology techniques, so it’s interesting to see that the reference books lean heavily towards chemistry.  This may be in part due to how standardized the molecular biology techniques are, and wealth of online protocols.

[1] This is online now.  I just like flipping through the hard copy.