Chapman and Hall/CRC
1,304 pages | 4500 B/W Illus.
An easy-to-use reference source for all scientists working with carbohydrates, the Dictionary of Carbohydrates with CD-ROM, Second Edition builds on the success of its previous edition by providing a substantially increased number of compounds. The presentation is sharpened by a careful review of existing entries. With 24,000 compounds, it represents a much enlarged and revised new edition of the dictionary first published in 1998. Each entry contains a wealth of information which includes: names and synonyms, molecular formulae, chemical structures, accurate mass, UV spectra, extensive source data, physical properties, uses and key literature citations.
The new edition of this authoritative reference features a structure-searchable CD-ROM that provides quick, convenient access to essential information. The combination of 33 searchable text fields and full substructure searching capability provides the carbohydrate chemist with the tools to instantly search the entire database for the relevant information. Search results can be viewed on screen, printed or saved. This combination of book and CD gives you even more access to the information you need on a daily basis.
"The greatest vantage point of the CD-ROM is the ability to conduct structure or substructure searches. …the launch of the second edition of this book (which surveys the literature up to late 2004) is timely considering the degree to which it has been further expanded and modified since the first edition. Whilst the printed book will undoubtedly find a place in many a library, it will also be of significant interest to researchers in the carbohydrate/glycosciences (synthetic carbohydrate chemists in particular). However, once purchased it is most likely that the textbook won't see too much 'off-the-shelf' action as the greater mobility and versatility of the CD-ROM will certainly see that it is in daily use."
-Chris Hamilton, Biochemist e-volution, 2006
"[This book]…provides a wealth of information for carbohydrate researchers. …The number of compounds included has been substantially increased…this volume constitutes a major reference book for which Peter Collins and his team are to be highly congratulated. It is an excellent source of information and is highly recommended to all the persons working in carbohydrate research, development or use."
-Carbohydrate Polymers, 2006
"A rich source of key information for all those working in glycoscience and glycobiology. …[this book] should become an indispensable volume in libraries of all institutions and laboratories dedicated to carbohydrates and glycoconjugates, an important 'carbohydrate bible'."
-Peter Biely, Chemical Papers
"I am confident that the dictionary of carbohydrates will become a desk reference book for many researchers working in the field of chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates, glycobiology, and biotechnology, and in various fields of analytical and bioorganic chemistry."
– G. Ya. Wiederschain, in Biochemistry (Moscow), 2007, Vol. 72, No. 4