The purpose of this easy-to-use handbook is to provide a quick, accessible reference to nucleobase complexes. It describes these complexes with reference to methods of preparation, their characterization, and their toxicity and therapeutic indices. It lists the modes of coordination together with the relevant spectral data and major methods of investigation. This concise resource guide also includes data on the uncomplexed bases, such as solubility, pk, accepted structures in the solid state and solutions, and the natural occurrence of the base. Investigators in the fields of transition metal chemistry, biological inorganic chemistry and those working in medical laboratories will find this handbook indispensable.
Table of Contents
1. Complexes Involving Pyrimidine Bases and Their Derivatives 2. Complexes Involving Nucleosides of the Pyrimidine Bases 3. Complexes Involving Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides of the Pyrimidine Bases 4. Complexes Involving Purine Bases and Their Derivatives 5. Complexes Involving Nucleosides of the Purine Bases 6. Complexes Involving Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides of the Purine Bases. Index.
James Lusty, who has died of cancer aged 56, was one of the few university heads in Britain to have risen to that position from a non-privileged background. He became principal of the then University of Wales College, Newport, in 2002 and oversaw its transition to university status in 2004, becoming its first vice-chancellor. In 1987 he was appointed head of chemistry at the then Lancashire Polytechnic in Preston and was made professor in 1991. In 1995 he became pro vice-chancellor, eventually assuming responsibility for teaching, learning and research.