Chemical Aspects of Biosynthesis

Author: John Mann
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198556764
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This introductory text describes and explains the chemistry involved in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. The book emphasizes the pharmacological and toxicological significance of the compounds, and the final chapter reviews their ecological role. Suggestions for further reading are provided.

Amino Acid and Peptide Synthesis

Author: John Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199257388
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

The study of amino acids and peptides is becoming increasingly important to chemists becuase of the growing overlap of mainstream organic chemistry with bioorganic chemistry and biochemistry. This introductory text begins with a brief survey of the role and diversity of amino acids, peptides, and proteins in nature, and goes on to describe and explain the principal methods of chemical synthesis. With its emphasis on chemical principles and strategies rather than detailed technical matters, the book will be essential reading for all students of chemistry and biochemistry with an interest in this important field. This second edition contains extensive additions and adjustments, to present a completely up-to-date account of the chemical essentials of mainstream peptide synthesis.

Aromatic Chemistry

Author: Malcolm Sainsbury
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198556749
Release Date: 1992-08-27
Genre: Science

All the basic principles of the field of aromatic chemistry are clearly presented in this important account. Many compounds of industrial and biological significance are used as examples with consideration given to structure, reactions, and properties. Topics such as thermodynamic versus kinetic control and pericyclic reactions are also introduced. In addition to benzene and the classes of aromatic compounds derived from it, the text covers polycyclic arenes, and the small and large ring systems which are embraced by the wider definition of aromaticity. The text will be especially useful for courses in organic chemistry.

Computational Chemistry

Author: Jeremy Harvey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0198755503
Release Date: 2018-01-29
Genre:

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study orresearch.Computational Chemistry provides a user-friendly introduction to this powerful way of characterizing and modelling chemical systems. This primer provides the perfect introduction to the subject, leading the reader through thebasic principles before showing a variety of ways in which computational chemistry is applied in practice to study real molecules, all illustrated by frequent examples.

Protecting Group Chemistry

Author: Jeremy Robertson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198502753
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

Protecting Group Chemistry provides an overview of the general methods that are used to block the reactivity of - i.e. protect - specific functional grops thus allowing others, present within the same molecule, to be manipulated unambiguously. An introductory chapter outlines protecting group strategy, relevant aspects of functional group reactivity, temporary protection, and introduces the concept of protecting group devices as an aid to unifying the wide range of available methods. Therest of the book is divided on the basis of broad classes of the experimental conditions that lead to cleavage of each protecting group (acid/electrophile, base/nucleophile, oxidising or reducing agent). The treatment differs from traditional texts in that it places the emphasis on making a connection between the fundamental mechanisms of organic chemsitry - ionisation, substitution, addition, elimination, oxidation and reduction, etc. - and how a particular protecting group can best be selected in a given situation.

Organic Stereochemistry

Author: Michael J. T. Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198792751
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

This book is an account for students of how the three-dimensional shapes of molecules influence their chemical and physical properties. It begins with the structures of molecules and then describes how such structures can be changed.

Radical Chemistry

Author: Michael John Perkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0133209202
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Science

This text explains the methodology and basic ideas of radical chemistry at third year undergraduate level, and shows how these ideas have on the one hand been developed into powerful tools in the workshops of synthetic organic chemists, and on the other have given new insights into biological chemistry and disease.

Oxidation and Reduction in Organic Synthesis

Author: Timothy J. Donohoe
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198556640
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

The manipulatin of functional groups by oxidative or reductive porcesses is central to organic chemistry. This book provides a clear and comprehensive summary of oxidative and reductive processes, emphasizing general principles and common factors, and showing the applicatins of these reactions in organic synthesis.

Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy E Book

Author: Michael Heinrich
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702052316
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Medical

‘A new classic’ in a new edition! Fully revised and updated throughout New sections on antimicrobials From journal reviews of the previous edition: ‘Drawing on their wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, the authors, who are without doubt among the finest minds in pharmacognosy today, provide useful and fascinating insights into the history, botany, chemistry, phytotherapy and importance of medicinal plants in some of today's health care systems. This is a landmark textbook, which carefully brings together relevant data from numerous sources and provides in an authoritative and exhaustive manner, cutting edge information that is relevant to pharmacists, pharmacognocists, complementary practitioners, doctors and nurses alike.’ The Pharmaceutical Journal ‘This is the first book that I have encountered which combines the compounds and plants found in standard pharmacognosy textbooks, i.e. those used in orthodox Western medicine, with the 'new phytopharmaceuticals' which have become established in Western culture over the last 20 years. The medical establishment in this environment is finally catching up with the practices of the general population and so this book is an excellent choice for those who wish to investigate which of the many plants available have some scientific credence. I shall be adding this book to the Essential Reading list for all of the undergraduate students on our pharmacy degree course and would encourage all those involved in teaching pharmacy students to do the same." P.J. Houghton, Department of Pharmacy, King's College London, Journal of Ethnopharmacology ‘Educated pharmacists no doubt equate Pharmacognosy with hours spent hunched over a microscope identifying vegetable drugs. Many probably consider it as a subject with little importance in a modern pharmacy curriculum. How wrong they are! ... This book is designed to give an overview at an easy-to-understand level of a broad subject area... For students of science and of the healthcare professions it is a useful text and the authors are to be commended for their work.’ Irish Pharmacy Journal From customer reviews: ‘A new classic. This is an excellent publication both for science students and the non scientific who have an interest in phytotherapy. The layout is logical and clearly set out. I love the chemical structural diagrams, and the explanations of even complex sequences are easy to understand with very little jargon. It is encouraging to see pharmacognosy being given a prominent place in a modern textbook, and interesting to see both hand drawings and chemical structures on the same page!’ ‘I can recommend this to anyone who is interested in the science behind herbal products and medicines; especially if you are interested in plants. It's quite simple to follow and very concise! Good for pharmacy students.’ ‘This is an ultimate textbook in this subject and a boon for students of M Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) as well as undergraduates students of Pharmacy. Besides them, it is really suitable for every course comprising a study of plants and their medicinal use.’ ‘Excellent reference book. As an editor, I instantly found the answers to various questions I had regarding botanical descriptions. And it even answered questions that I hadn't gotten around to asking. Highly recommended!’

Organocatalysis

Author: Manfred Reetz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540734953
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Genre: Science

This book provides an excellent overview on state-of-the-art of modern organocatalysis. It presents the contributions from leading experts, with backgrounds in academia and industry, to an Ernst Schering Research Foundation Symposium held in April 2007. It will be of interest to those who want a general overview of the topic, but also to those who want to learn more about the state-of-the-art, current trends and perspectives in this highly dynamic field of research.

Organometallic Reagents in Synthesis

Author: Paul R. Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198556667
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Science

This straightforward introduction looks at the properties and reactions of main group organometallic compounds, placing particular emphasis on their applications in synthesis. The book adopts a logical approach to this important area of organic chemistry, providing the student with a clear account of all aspects of the field.

Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

Author: Howard Maskill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198558228
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

Focusing on organic reactions, this text begins by introducing modern technology, definitions, and concepts of mechanisms and reactivity. The following four chapters are accounts of the mechanisms of four of the main classes of reactions of aliphatic compounds.

Foundations of Spectroscopy

Author: Simon B. Duckett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198503350
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This Primer covers the foundations of spectroscopy at a level suitable for first year chemistry undergraduates. Mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction, along with traditional spectroscopic techniques: i.r., n.m.r. and u.v. -visible spectroscopy are covered. The essential physical principles of each method are introduced, and many examples of spectral analysis provided. Problems, and further reading are also included. This Primer is designed to reflect the recent advances in the use of spectroscopic and diffraction methods, not only for obtaining an analysis of elements and groups present in a molecule but also for establishing the arrangement of the constituent atoms. These developments have had a profound effect by increasing scientific knowledge in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology, reflected in the elucidation of the structure and function of a wide range of compounds including drugs, proteins and enzymes, and nucleic acids.