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.

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.

Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy E Book

Author: Michael Heinrich
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702070068
Release Date: 2017-11-24
Genre: Medical

Pharmacognosy (the science of biogenic or nature-derived pharmaceuticals and poisons) has been an established basic pharmaceutical science taught in institutions of pharmacy education for over two centuries. Over the past 20 years though it has become increasingly important given the explosion of new drugs, phytomedicines (plant medicines), nutraceuticals and dietary supplements – all of which need to be fully understood, tested and regulated. From a review 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 healthcare 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 an excellent text book which provides fascinating insights into the world of pharmacognosy and the authors masterfully integrated elements of orthodox pharmacognosy and phytotherapy. Both the science student and the non-scientific person interested in phytotherapy will greatly benefit from reading this publication. It is comprehensive, easy to follow and after having read this book, one is so much more aware of the uniqueness of phytomedicines. A must read for any healthcare practitioner.’ Covers the history, biology and chemistry of plant-based medicines Covers pharmaceutical and neutraceuticals derived from plants Covers the role of medicinal plants in worldwide healthcare systems Examines the therapeutics and evidence of plant-based medicines by body system Sections on regulatory information expanded New evidence updates throughout New material covering non-medical supplements Therapeutics updated throughout Now on StudentConsult

Core Carbonyl Chemistry

Author: John Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198559597
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

The carbonyl group is the commonest functional unit of organic chemistry and a thorough understanding of its reactivity is fundamental for organic synthesis. It appears in many classes of compound, of which aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acid derivatives are the most important. This Primer covers the chemistry of these classes within an up-to-date mechanistic framework which embraces reactions with simple nucleophiles (hydration, acetal formation, and condensation with aminonucleophiles); enols and enolates; and their reactions with electrophiles, including alkylating agents and carbonyl groups. Core Carbonyl Chemistry is central to organic chemistry and will be invaluable to students taking chemistry or biochemistry courses at University.

Medicinal Natural Products

Author: Paul M. Dewick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471496413
Release Date: 2002-01-03
Genre: Medical

Medicinal Natural Products, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide providing information on all classes of natural products in medicine. It builds upon fundamental chemical principles and demonstrates a unique integration of plant, microbial and animal natural products in one volume. The text guides the reader through a wealth of diverse natural metabolites used in medicine with sources, production methods, use as drugs and modes of action all extensively covered. Taking a chemistry based approach it combines traditional pharmacognosy with medicinal chemistry. The structure is user-friendly and includes the acclaimed grey boxes on groups of products and detailed mechanistic explanations. * Adopts a novel biosynthetic theme rather than a traditional descriptive approach * Includes extensive further reading at the end of the chapter * Thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate comprehensive coverage of plant, microbial and animal products * Includes the latest developments in the field * New material on genetic manipulation of biosynthetic pathways and non-mevalonate pathway to terpanoids * User-friendly format including extensive use of chemical schemes with annotated mechanistic explanations

Photochemistry

Author: Carol E. Wayne
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198558864
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

The fascinating subject of photochemistry is the explained in a basic and comprehensive manner in this primer. Aimed at an undergraduate audience, the text describes the new chemistry that follows the absorption of light and explains how light has this extraordinary influence on chemical behaviour.

Organonitrogen Chemistry

Author: P. D. Bailey
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110689085
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

There is a wealth of fasinating organic chemistry involving nitrogen, and this primer provides a concise introduction to it.

Radical Chemistry

Author: Michael John Perkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110158586
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

Aimed at students with a grounding in organic chemistry, this Primer presents radical chemistry in a modern context, where reactive radicals are recognized both as mediators of many disease conditions, and as key players in mechanisms of enzyme action.

Organosulfur Chemistry

Author: Gordon Harlow Whitham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017115051
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Religion

Currently there is no concise teaching text aimed at 2/3rd year undergraduates on organosulfur chemsitry. Organosulfur chemistry is widely taught at this level. After a brief introductory chapter the main part of the book deals with the preparation and chemical properties of the principal types of organosulfur compounds classified under the headings: Divalent sulfur compounds, Tricoordinate sulfur compounds, and Tetracoordinate sulfur compounds. In choosing examples to illustrate the text, the guiding principle has been that the illustrations should provide insight into and an understanding of the characteristic features of organosulfur chemistry. Two concluding chapters deal, on the one hand, with applications of organosulfur compounds in organic synthesis and, on the other, with a brief summary of organoselenium chemistry, highlighting the similarities and differences with respect to organosulfur chemistry.

Fractals in chemistry

Author: Andrew Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015048593779
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

The fern-like patterns of frost on a cold window, eroded landscapes, and particles grown in an aerosol all have forms that are conventionally regarded as irregular, with little or no symmetry. In this book the reader is introduced to the fractal dimension, a concept that unifies the description of such diverse and irregular objects and implies that they all possess a new form of symmetry. The growth of these different objects is controlled by similar simple processes; descriptions of simple experiments that will bring the principles involved to life in a modestly equipped laboratory are also provided. The relevance of fractal concepts to the structure and chemistry of porous solids, and to the growth of polymers and colloids in liquid and gaseous phases, is emphasized within this concise text.

Two phase flow and heat transfer

Author: P. B. Whalley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015037779348
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism

This concise and heavily illustrated book is exclusively concerned with gas-liquid two-phase flows. The first part deals with adiabatic flows, that is flows without the addition or removal of heat. Topics include flow pattern maps and homogenous flow. The second part deals with heat-transfer in two-phase flows: boiling and condensation. It is concerned with issues like pressure drop flow, flooding, the drift flux model, and nucleation. The various types of heat transfer are identified and methods to calculate them are provided. Two-phase flow and heat transfer processes are commonly encountered in heat exchanges (distillation and condensation) and in pipelines. The book is intended for readers interested in chemical and mechanical engineering.

Computers in Chemistry

Author: Pete Biggs
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028642986
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

This Primer provides an authoritative and easy to read overview of computers and their use in chemistry. It presents the essential basic ideas required to understand and exploit computers as encountered by chemistry students in their studies and in the laboratory at all stages up to and including research level. It gives its readers an insight into the workings of computers and so helps them to use the facilities more effectively.

Inorganic Chemistry in Biology

Author: Patricia C. Wilkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015048553377
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

Providing a good starting survey of the field, this book emphasizes the importance of inorganic chemistry in biological systems. The basic background of the interactions of atoms, molecules and especially metal ions, with biomolecules covers about a quarter of the book. The remainder discusses the biologically important elements, and their occurrence and functions in biomaterials - these are illustrated by certain roles in humans, fishes, beetles, and plants and in varied human diseases,such as cystic fibrosis methemoglobemia, and thalassemia. This upper level undergraduate textbook for students of chemistry and biology is the only current short book covering, briefly, most areas of bioinorganic chemistry.