Long story short, I'm mostly doing calculations in the past 5 years of my scientific carrier and every year I get less and less confident in my knowledge of organic chemistry which besides was never perfect. Yeah, I still remember pretty well some trivial things like nomenclature, classes of compounds, etc., and I'm pretty comfortable with MO theory, hybridization, etc., but all this are, so to speak, just the foundations of the organic chemistry. What I'm really bad at are the applications, primarily, the reaction mechanisms.
Many times reading a paper on computational studies of a reaction mechanism I caught myself not being able to (relatively quickly) grasp the main idea. I spent a fair amount of time just to recall the very basics of, say, the $S_N2$ reaction. Back many years ago I knew this things. Maybe I knew them not so perfectly and systematically, but even this knowledge of organic chemistry had evaporated almost completely from my head.
So I'm looking for a good resource to refresh and improve my knowledge of organic chemistry primarily (read: almost exclusively) regarding the most common reaction types and their mechanisms. A resource is counted as a good one if:
- It is goes straight to the point (reaction mechanism) without discussing the basics of organic chemistry I mentioned, rather assuming that the reader knows them.
- It is (relatively) concise and concentrated on the basics. In other words, I have neither time nor interest to read 2000 pages long Advanced Organic Chemistry book with all the details, exceptions, dirty laundries, etc. Just the basics.
- On the other hand the basics has to be discussed in sufficient details, i.e. I would not be satisfied with the relevant Wikipedia (or similar) pages.
- It is trustworthy. I mean, well established authoritative reference.
I admit I might ask for to much, but who knows, maybe there is something I'm looking for out there.
P.S. The type of a resource does not matter: textbook, lecture notes, MOOC video course, whatever.