Pitzer College Professor Authors New Organic Chemistry Book

Claremont, Calif. (January 21, 2010) — Pitzer College Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Thomas Poon authored Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 4th Edition published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Poon teaches chemistry at Pitzer.

This text provides an introduction for students who require the fundamentals of organic chemistry as a requirement for their major. It examines the interrelationship between organic chemistry and other areas of science, particularly the biological and health sciences. It illustrates the use of organic chemistry as a tool in these sciences and also stresses the organic compounds, both natural and synthetic, encountered in everyday life such as pharmaceuticals, plastics, fibers, agrochemicals, surface coatings, toiletry preparations and cosmetics, food additives, adhesives and elastomers.

Poon and co-author William H. Brown collaborated in the third edition of Introduction to Organic Chemistry, published in September 2004.

The book is available at major book retailers.

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