Molecules that changed the world : a brief history of the art and science of synthesis and its impact on society / K.C. Nicolaou, T. Montagnon ; with forewords by Nobel laureates E.J. Corey, R. Noyori

By: Nicolaou, K.C
Contributor(s): Montagnon, Tamsyn
Material type: TextText; Format: print Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-Vch, 2008Description: XVI, 366 p. : il. ; 24 cmISBN: 978-3-527-30983-2Subject(s): Química | Síntesis orgánica
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In this delightfully designed book, best-selling author and renowned researcher, K. C. Nicolaou, introduces the world's most important molecules and shows in a fascinating way the role certain compounds have to play in our everyday lives in the fields of drugs, aromatics and vitamins. Printed in full color throughout with a host of pictures, this book is full of interesting and entertaining information on the facts, stories and people behind the scenes. Molecules covered span the healthy and useful, as well as the much-needed and extremely toxic, including Aspirin, urea, camphor, morphine, strychnine, penicillin, vitamin B12, Taxol, Brevetoxin and quinine. A veritable pleasure to read.

Índice: Atomic Theory and Total Synthesis Terpineol Aspirin Penicillin Taxol(TM) D-Glucose Urea Camphor Tropinone Haemin Morphine Strychnine Penecillin Longifolene Prostaglandins Vitamin B12 Erythronolide Monensin Avermectin Amphotericin Ginkgolide Cyclosporin, FK 506, and Rapamycin Calcheamicin Palytoxin Taxol Mevacor, Zaragozic Acid, and the CP Molecules Brevetoxin Ecteinascidin Epothilones Resiniferatoxin Vancomycin Quinine

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