ISBN-10:
0470714115
ISBN-13:
9780470714119
Pub. Date:
06/15/2011
Publisher:
Wiley
Heterocycles in Life and Society: An Introduction to Heterocyclic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Applications / Edition 2

Heterocycles in Life and Society: An Introduction to Heterocyclic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Applications / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780470714119
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alexander F. Pozharskii, Soros Professor of Chemistry, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

Anatoly T. Soldatenkov, Professor of Chemistry, Russian People's Friendship University, Moscow, Russia.

Alan R. Katritzky, Kenan Professor of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE TO SECOND ENGLISH EDITIONPREFACE TO FIRST ENGLISHEDITION

1 MOLECULAR RINGS STUDDED WITH JEWELS1.1 From Homocycleto Heterocycle

1.2 Building Heterocycles from Benzene

1.3 Some More Kinds of Heterocycles

1.4 Problems

1.5 Suggested Reading

2 WHY NATURE PREFERS HETEROCYCLES

2.1 Reactions for All Tastes

2.2 Heterocycles as Acids and Bases

2.3 Heterocycles and Metals

2.4 ‘There are Subtle Ties of Power...'

2.5 Tautomerism: Heterocycles and Their ‘Masks'

2.6 Problems

2.7 Suggested Reading

3 HETEROCYCLES AND HEREDITARY INFORMATION

3.1 Nucleic Acids

3.2 The Double Helix

3.3 How One DNA Doubles Itself

3.4 Protein Synthesis. Genetic Code and Genome

3.5 What are Mutations?

3.6 Mysterious Telomers

3.7 Gene Expression

3.8 Problems

3.9 Suggested Reading

4 ENZYMES, COENZYMES AND VITAMINS

4.1 Molecular Robots

4.2 Coenzymes and Enzymes as ‘Joint MolecularVentures'

4.3 Vitamins, the ‘Molecules of Health'

4.4 Ribozymes: Vestiges of an Ancient World

4.5 Problems

4.6 Suggested Reading

5 HETEROCYCLES AND BIOENERGETICS

5.1 ATP as the Universal Currency of Energy

5.2 Breathing

5.3 Problems

5.4 Suggested Reading

6 HETEROCYCLES AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS

6.1 Chlorophyll: Sunlight-receiving Antenna and EnergyCarrier

6.2 What Daylight can Achieve

6.3 Photosynthesis without Light

6.4 Problems

6.5 Suggested Reading

7 HETEROCYCLES AND HEALTH

7.1 Medicines from a Natural Storehouse

7.2 Heterocycles versus Infectious Microbes

7.3 Heterocycles and Viral Infections

7.4 Heterocycles and the Diseases of Our Century

7.5 Heterocyclic Molecules in Combat with Ulcer and SexualDisfunctions

7.6 Problems

7.7 Suggested Reading

8 HETEROCYCLES IN AGRICULTURE

8.1 A Century of Chemical Warfare against Weeds

8.2 Regulators of Plant Growth

8.3 The Struggle against Voracious Insects

8.4 Resisting the Kingdoms of Mustiness and Rot

8.5 Heterocycles in Animal Husbandry

8.6 Combinatorial Chemistry and Functional Genomics in theSynthesis of Biologically Active

Heterocyclic Compounds

8.7 Problems

8.8 Suggested Reading

9 HETEROCYCLES IN INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY

9.1 Heterocycles and Natural Colors

9.2 Dyes

9.3 Fluorescent Agents

9.4 Color Change Compounds

9.5 Fire Retardancy

9.6 Photographic Materials and Recorders of Information

9.7 Heterocycles as Food Additives

9.8 Heterocycles as Cosmetics and Perfumery Ingredients

9.9 Other Applications

9.10 Problems

9.11 Suggested Reading

10 HETEROCYCLES AND SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY

10.1 Molecular Recognition and Host-Guest Interactions

10.2 Self-assembling Molecular Systems

10.3 Problems

10.4 Suggested Reading

11 HETEROCYCLES AND 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES

11.1 Energy Problems

11.2 Ecology and Green Chemistry

11.3 Biotechnology and Related Problems

11.4 From Molecular Devices to Molecular Computer

11.5 Problems

11.6 Suggested Reading

12 THE ORIGIN OF HETEROCYCLES

12.1 Origin of the Universe and Appearance of ChemicalElements

12.2 Iterstellar Molecules

12.3 Organic Compounds in Comets and Meteorites

12.4 Do Heterocycles exist on the Moon and Mars?

12.5 The Atmosphere of Earth and Other Planets

12.6 Heterocycles and the Origin of the Biosphere

12.7 Problems

12.8 Suggested Reading

CONCLUSION

ANSWERS AND REFERENCES TO SELECTED PROBLEMS

INDEX

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