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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 and biocatalysis, Brock University, 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 and alkaloid synthesis, with an additional section on miscellaneous targets such as palytoxin, brevetoxin B, and indinavir. 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, 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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