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Description - Classics in Total Synthesis III by K. C. Nicolaou

K.C. Nicolaou - Winner of the Nemitsas Prize 2014 in Chemistry Retaining his excellent, proven approach, world-famous chemist and passionate teacher K.C. Nicolaou compiles here the important strategies and tools employed to construct complex molecules. For a total of 42 syntheses of 25 challenging natural products he explains all the key steps of the synthetic pathway, highlighting the major developments in blue-boxed sections for easier understanding, and contrasting these to other synthetic methods. Similar to its predecessors and completing the trilogy, this textbook analyzes the syntheses in a didactic manner, with several chapters including mini-reviews of key methodologies, and an emphasis on the history, mechanism, scope, and generality of the reactions. In contrast to the first two volumes, this new one features full-color frontispieces. A wonderful tool for learning and teaching and a must-have for all current and future organic and biochemists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783527329588
ISBN-10: 3527329587
Format: Hardback
(258mm x 202mm x 35mm)
Pages: 770
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - K. C. Nicolaou

K.C. Nicolaou holds joint appointments at The Scripps Research Institute, where he is the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and holds the Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry and the Aline W. and L.S. Skaggs Professorship of Chemical Biology, and the University of California, San Diego, where he is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. His impact on chemistry, biology and medicine flows from his research works in chemical synthesis and chemical biology described in numerous publications and patens. For his contributions to science and education, he was elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, Greece. He is the recipient of many prizes, awards and honors. Jason S. Chen received his A.B. and A.M. degrees in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2001. After two years as a medicinal chemist at Enanta Pharmaceuticals, he began graduate studies at The Scripps Research Institute under the guidance of Professor K.C. Nicolaou. He received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship, and completed his Ph.D. studies in 2008. He currently is a post-doctoral fellow in Professor Nicolaou's laboratory.