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Unformatted text preview: Ask yourself if you can formulate a reasonable mechanism for the transformation. 5. Whenever possible, discuss with others what you have read. This will serve to improve general knowledge and will solidify your understanding of what you have read. 6. Take particular note of papers that describe selective reactions. These are the most useful in synthesis and are the hardest to find by traditional searching techniques. 7. Always take note of the author and affiliation. This is a good way of categorizing the literature that you will read and will aid in future retrieval of information. 8. Dont believe the hype! Avoid a C&E News knowledge of the literature....
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course CH 242a taught by Professor List during the Fall '10 term at Caltech.
- Fall '10