The textbook discusses the key methods used in organic synthesis, showing the value and scope of these methods and how they are used in the synthesis of complex molecules. All the text from the has been revised, to produce a modern account of traditional methods and an up-to-date description of recent advancements in synthetic chemistry. The textbook maintains a traditional concluding with oxidation and reduction reactions. In addition, a selection of problems has been added at the end of chapter, with answers. The book will be of significant interest to chemistry and biochemistry students at advanced undergraduate and graduate level, as well as to researchers in academia and industry who wish to familiarize themselves with modern synthetic methods.