Terpenes: Flavors, Fragrances, Pharmaca, Pheromones

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Wiley, Sep 22, 2006 - Science - 214 pages
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This concise overview of the structures of terpenes and their applications covers both the structure, natural sources, biological and pharmacological effects, as well as selected total syntheses. This book includes a chapter on structure determination, as well as added information on biogenesis, polycyclic terpenes, gingkoloids and neo-hopanes.
An ideal introductory book for anybody starting work in this field.

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Eberhard Breitmaier received his PhD at the University of Tübingen, Germany, as a member of the research group of Ernst Bayer. After a postdoctoral stay followed by a position as assistant professor at the University of Houston, Texas, he returned to Tübingen to gain his lecturing qualification in 1971. He was Professor for Organic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Bonn from 1975 until 2004. His research focuses on 3–alkoxyacroleine as a reagent for chemical syntheses, porphyrinoid annulenes and natural products. Professor Breitmaier has authored many scientific publications and several textbooks on NMR–spectroscopy, organic chemistry and natural products.

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