Topics covered include an introduction to the structure andproperties of heterocycles; the key role of heterocycles inimportant life processes such as the transfer of hereditaryinformation, how enzymes function, the storage and transport ofbioenergy, and photosynthesis; applications of heterocycles inmedicine, agriculture and industry; heterocycles in supramolecularchemistry; the origin of heterocycles on primordial Earth; and howheterocycles can help us solve 21st centurychallenges.
For this second edition, Heterocycles in Life and Societyhas been completely revised and expanded, drawing on a decade ofinnovation in heterocyclic chemistry. The new edition includesdiscussions of the role of heterocycles in nanochemistry, greenchemistry, combinatorial chemistry, molecular devices and sensors,and supramolecular chemistry. Impressive achievements include thecreation of various molecular devices, the recording and storage ofinformation, the preparation of new organic conductors, andnew effective drugs and pesticides with heterocyclic structures.Much new light has been thrown on various life processes, while thechemistry of heterocycles has expanded to include new types ofheterocyclic structures and reactions, and the use of heterocyclicmolecules as ionic liquids and proton sponges.
Heterocycles in Life and Society is an essential guide tothis important field for students and researchers in chemistry,biochemistry, and drug discovery, and scientists at all levelswishing to expand their scientific horizon.
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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.
Table of ContentsPREFACE 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
1.5 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'
2.7 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
3.9 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
4.6 Suggested Reading
5 HETEROCYCLES AND BIOENERGETICS
5.1 ATP as the Universal Currency of Energy
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
6.5 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
7.7 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
8.8 Suggested Reading
9 HETEROCYCLES IN INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
9.1 Heterocycles and Natural Colors
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
9.11 Suggested Reading
10 HETEROCYCLES AND SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY
10.1 Molecular Recognition and Host-Guest Interactions
10.2 Self-assembling Molecular Systems
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
11.6 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
12.8 Suggested Reading
ANSWERS AND REFERENCES TO SELECTED PROBLEMS
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