1st Edition

Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry of Natural Products and Their Model Compounds

ISBN 9780824782016
Published January 3, 2000 by CRC Press
608 Pages

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Book Description

An assessment of the known properties of natural products and their model compounds to determine their usefulness in biological and medical experimentation, as well as in synkinetics - the reversible synthesis of noncovalent compounds. It explores new techniques such as cryoelectron and scanning force microscopy and solid-state NMR spectroscopy of membrane systems. There are 500 figures and reaction schemes.

Table of Contents

Structure and reactivity patterns in natural compounds; lipids and membranes; steroids - rigidity and flexibility in carbocycles; carbohydrates - orgies in biomass and stereochemistry; carotenes -rigidity and colour; porphyrins - the utilization of light and oxygen; vitamins - versatile assistants; DNA - a polar, flexible and fragile matrix; proteins - recognition of all molecules and modules for functional reaction chains.

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"...an interesting and stimulating book, which can be warmly recommended."
---Angewandte Chemie, 2001