CONTENTS:- Preface; Introduction; 1. Biosynthetic Pathways; 2. Synthesis of Amino Acids; 3. RNA and Protein Synthesis; 4. Synthesis of Peptides; 5. Synthesis of Addition Polymers; 6. Sold Phase Synthesis of Oligomers; 7. Charactersation of Oligomers; 8. Biocatalysis in Organic Synthesis; 9. Organic Synthesis in Drug Discovery; 10. Environment - friendly Organic Synthesis; 11. Modern methodologies in Organic Synthesis;
This book is an effort to provide an overview of the role of organic synthesis in chemistry, in general and in science. It introduces the major methods of creating carbon-carbon and carbon-nitrogen bonds, along with functional group inter-conversions. The use of protecting groups and solid-Phase methods are also discussed. The analysis of the structure of a target molecule, in terms of the structural consequences of synthetic reactions, is introduced to enable the student to identify key dissections and building blocks and hence develop a suitable synthetic method. It will be a highly valuable reference tool for organic chemistry professionals, students, and those who used to have a rather peripheral contact with this area of organic chemistry.