Molecules That Changed the World / Edition 1

Molecules That Changed the World / Edition 1

by K. C. Nicolaou, Tamsyn Montagnon
     
 

K.C. Nicolaou - Winner of the Nemitsas Prize 2014 in Chemistry

Here, the best-selling author and renowned researcher, K. C. Nicolaou, presents around 40 natural products that all have an enormous impact on our everyday life. Printed in full color throughout with a host of pictures, this book is written in the author's very enjoyable and distinct style,

See more details below

Overview

K.C. Nicolaou - Winner of the Nemitsas Prize 2014 in Chemistry

Here, the best-selling author and renowned researcher, K. C. Nicolaou, presents around 40 natural products that all have an enormous impact on our everyday life. Printed in full color throughout with a host of pictures, this book is written in the author's very enjoyable and distinct style, such that each chapter 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527309832
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
385
Sales rank:
755,235
Product dimensions:
11.95(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >