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Organic reaction mechanism help -- Looking for resources

  1. Nov 30, 2016 #1
    I have an assignment in which I must find a named reaction, the original reference to it, and show what experimental evidence was used to develop the reactions mechanism. So far I've had no luck finding anything. It's hard enough finding the original reference and so far I haven't been able to find any journal articles showing the mechanism or the development of if for any named reaction.

    Does anyone know any good and free resources that could help me with this?

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2016 #2

    Bystander

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    Methinks you're pulling a "Tom Sawyer." Crack a book, and get back to us.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2016 #3
    I'm not asking answers. I've literally been looking up named reactions in a few databases and I haven't came up with anything useful
     
  5. Nov 30, 2016 #4

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    Have you tried following the references?
     
  6. Dec 1, 2016 #5
    Yes. Unfortunately a large portion of them are pay-walled.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2016 #6

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    "Name(d) reactions" pay-walled? Which names? Unless there's been a big change in the way JOC, JACS, and other major journals operate, doesn't strike me as credible.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2016 #7

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    Doesn't your institution have access?
     
  9. Dec 2, 2016 #8

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    Most ACS journals (and most journals in general) require a subscription, either institutional or individual. Typically, an individual subscription is prohibitively expensive (several hundred dollars per journal title), so if your institution doesn't have a subscription, you're kind of screwed.

    To the OP: what name reactions are you considering? Often, the person who discovers the reaction is not necessarily the person who elucidates the mechanism.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2016 #9

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    That's a very mean assignment given by your teacher if you are not in college or in corporation where they have contracts with major publishers allowing people in the institution to read them for free.

    Your only chance is to look for open access journals or papers.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2016 #10

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