Carbohydrates : The Sweet Molecules of Life

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This book is on carbohydrates-the essential molecules that give you energy. They are the building blocks of life. This book delivers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of carbohydrate chemistry. The molecules are sometimes sugars, i.e. "sweet," hence the subtitle "The Sweet Molecules of Life."

Carbohydrates first gives the "nuts and bolts" of carbohydrate chemistry, enabling the reader to appreciate the subsequent chapters on protecting groups and the reactions of monosaccharides. (The protecting groups do just that-they are put on the molecules as a temporary measure during one or more reactions to stop the wrong bit of the molecule being changed during that reaction.)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 170 x 246 x 18mm | 621.42g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126709602
  • 9780126709605

About Robert V. Stick

Robert Stick is a Queenslander by birth and completed his undergraduate and higher degrees at the University of Queensland. Following post-doctoral studies with Ray Lemieux and Sir Derek Barton, he took a faculty position at The University of Western Australia in 1975 and has since spent sabbatical leaves with Bert Fraser-Reid (Duke University), and with Bill Cullen and Steve Withers (both of the University of British Columbia).
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"...the coverage is extremely useful addition to the library of professionals with interests in carbohydrate chemistry. Moreover, students wanting to learn about this area will find this an informative and easy-to-read book".
Todd L. Lowary, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

"...for all researchers who seek a fast and convenient source of information about the most important aspects and modern developments in the rapidly advancing area of carbohydrates".
Thomas Ziegler, Institut Fur Organische Chemie Universitat Tubingen, Germany

"..there is a real sense of the author's own enthusiasm for his subject...Every chemistry library should certainly have a copy of this book".
J. Grant Buchanan, Department of Chemistry, The University of Bath, UK
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Table of contents

The Meaning of Life
The Early Years
"Grandfather Glucose"
Heidi and Heinz
The Shape of Things to Come
Synthesis and Protecting Groups
The Reactions of Monosaccharides
The Formation of the Glycosidic Linkage
Oligosaccharide Synthesis
Disaccharides, Oligosaccharides, and Polysaccharides
Glycoconjugates and Glycobiology
Carbohydrate-based Vaccines
Appendix: Carbohydrate Nomenclature
The Literature of Carbohydrates
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