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.

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.

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

Molek lorbitale und Reaktionen organischer Verbindungen

Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527330690
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Chemical bonds

Der lang erwartete Nachfolger des Klassikers "Grenzorbitale und Reaktionen organischer Verbindungen". Die Molekülorbitalheorie wird einfach, ohne komplizierte mathematische Formeln und mit vielen illustrativen Beispielen erklärt.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Radiation Heat Transfer

Author: Howard Richard Neil Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: UOM:39015042647175
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

Introduces radiation heat transfer to undergraduate and postgraduate students working in an engineering environment, who have no prior knowledge of the subject.

Sonochemistry

Author: T. J. Mason
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015048553278
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

It has been recognised for many years that power ultrasound has great potential for uses in a wide variety of processes in the chemical and allied industries. Reported applications include cleaning, sterilisation, flotation, drying, degassing, defoaming, soldering, plastic welding, drilling, filtration, homogenisation, emulsification, dissolution, deaggregation of powder, biological cell disruption, extraction, crystallisation and, more recently, as a stimulus for chemical reactions. With the increasing use of power ultrasound in chemistry comes the need for specialist text books covering this emerging discipline. This book is suitable for chemists and chemical engineers at all levels who wish to gain a rapid insight into what is becoming a standard method in the chemical laboratory. It is designed to answer the following questions: What is sonochemistry? Why is it important? What systems are affected by sonochemistry? What are the major applications of this technique? What types of ultrasonic equipment are available? How do the different types of equipment compare? How is the equipment best configured for chemical applications? What parameters can be changed to optimise sonochemical results? What equipment is available for the scale-up of sonochemistry?