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.

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.

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.

D block Chemistry

Author: Mark J. Winter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780198700968
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Genre: Transition metal compounds

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 or research. d-Block Chemistryprovides a succinct introduction to the field of transition metal chemistry, assuming little prior knowledge, and giving students a clear conceptual overview of the wide variety of d-block metal complexes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pericyclic Reactions

Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199680900
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Addition reactions

Key texts in the renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series have been fully refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous and yet accessible treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting to know more about a particular topic not covered comprehensively in existing undergraduate texts. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of thechemistry being described to the real world. Pericyclic reactions constitute a fundamental class of organic chemistry, including such commercially important synthetic reactions as theDiels-Alder reaction. This primer gives a concise and accessible account of these reactions, enabling students to recognise the different types of pericyclic reaction and understand their application in organic synthesis.

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.

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.

SURFACES Edition en anglais

Author: Gary Attard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198556861
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Science

This primer provides an introduction to the subject of surfaces at the level of undergraduates and first year postgraduates. There are four chapters, the first concerns basic thermodynamic material used to understand the properties of surfaces including; surface tension, Gibbs adsorption, surface pressure and surface phase equilibria, surfactants and micelles, wetting, detergency, and contact angle. The second chapter concentrates on gas adsorbtion at solid surfaces and covers topics including adsorbtion, Langmuir isotherms, heats of adsorbtion, BET isotherms, physisorbtion, chemisorbtion, precursor adsorbtion kinetics, well-defined surfaces, UHV, surface sensitivity and selectivity, surface diffusion and electrons interacting with matter. Chapter three then outlines the physico- chemical principles of XPS, AES, LEED, STM, AFM, work function measurements, UPS, TPD, molecular beams, HREELS and PAIRS and the types of fundamental surface information each of these techniques provides. The final chapter contains a series of worked examples and problems, bringing together the various strands developed in Chapters 1-3 in order to elucidate surface phenomena. The book is unique in its mix of 'Classical' and 'Modern' surface science and should be relevant to physicists, chemists and material scientists.

Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

Author: Mark J. Winter
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198792883
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

'provides up-to-date information and clearly explains some of the principles, concepts, and rationale for the foundation of current understanding in inorganic chemistry.' Education in Chemistry, November 2001Intended to complement Foundations of Organic Chemistry, the best-selling Primer by Michael Hornby and Josephine Peach, this text is a broad overview of inorganic chemistry. Writing in an informal and relaxed style, Mark Winter and John Andrew cover the basics and also highlight the industrial and environmental relevance of inorganic chemistry.