Progress in Biological Chirality
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Progress in Biological Chirality by Gyula Palyi
Book DescriptionFollowing on from Advances in BioChirality, Progress in Biological Chirality provides a unique summary and review of the most recent developments in the field of biochirality. Living organisms use only one enantiomer of chiral molecules in the majority of biologically important processes. The exact origin and mechanisms for this surprising selectivity are not yet known. This book discusses current research aimed at identifying the scientific reasons that may contribute to this phenomenon. Progress in Biological Chirality takes an interdisciplinary approach to this exciting field, covering a wide range of topics, such as, theory, palaeontology and food technology, to name but a few. This book presents findings via a broad spectrum of scientific approaches making it an excellent overview of Biological Chirality, suitable for postgraduate students, practitioners and researchers in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, palaeontology, and food science with an interest in Chirality. * This book contains 32 chapters written by Authors, who are leading authorities in the field * Presents the most recent research taking place in this highly challenging field * Contains both reference material for the specialist and provides an overview for those who are interested in the fundamental problems of biology and chemistry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780080443966
(240mm x 165mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Gyula Palyi
Dr. P lyi is a Professor (Retired) of Chemistry of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy) and member of the (Italian) National Academy of Science as well as other Academies. He has authored and edited 5 books on chemistry, patents, and 250 publications cited more than 2000 times by other authors. He has been the chief organizer of the International Symposia on Biological Chirality (since 1998) and of the International Symposia on the Soai Reaction (since 2008). Dr. Zucchi is Coordinator and Lecturer of the masters course in Handling of Chemical Substances (REACH & CLP) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy), under the patronage of the (Italian) Ministry of Health, as well as Tutor or Co-Tutor of Masters Theses at this University. She also served as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 3rd International Symposium on the Soai Reaction and Related Topic (2015). She earned her MA (Diploma) in Chemistry (1989), PhD in Chemistry (1994) both at the University of Modena. Dr. Zucchi is the co-editor of 5 books (including 3 with Elsevier) and is author of 84 publications with over 700 citations.
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