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The way of synthesis; evolution of design and methods for natural products.


The way of synthesis; evolution of design and methods for natural products.

Hudlicky, Tomas and Josephine W. Reed.



1004 pages




At the center of organic chemistry is the effective synthesis of natural products and other compounds of importance to society. Hudlicky (organic synthesis Organic synthesis is the construction of organic molecules via chemical processes. Organic molecules can often contain a higher level of complexity compared to purely inorganic compounds, so the synthesis of organic compounds has developed into one of the most important aspects of  and biocatalysis, Brock University Brock University, at St. Catharines, Ont., Canada; coeducational; founded 1964. It has faculties of humanities, social science, science and mathematics, education, business, and physical education and recreation. , Canada) and Reed (formerly of Brock University) present both design and execution strategies for synthesis in a comparative view of several designs for the same targets. After a 60-year overview of the history and evolution of synthesis of natural products, sections on comparative design cover classics in terpenes terpenes (terˑ·pēnz), a large-sized group of unsaturated hydrocarbons with the empirical formula (C5H8)n.
 and alkaloid synthesis, with an additional section on miscellaneous targets such as palytoxin, brevetoxin B, and indinavir indinavir /in·di·na·vir/ (in-di´nah-vir) an HIV protease inhibitor that causes formation of immature, noninfectious viral particles; used as the sulfate salt in the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. . An outlook of future prospects is also provided, with discussion of various factors influencing organic synthesis. The book's two-color layout is used in molecular diagrams and for quotes from literature, music lyrics lyrics npl [of song] → paroles fpl

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, and speeches. Readership for the book includes synthetic chemists at all levels: lecturers and students as well as professionals in industry.

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