Studies in Natural Products Chemistry: Structure and Chemistry (Part F)

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Elsevier, Dec 3, 1998 - Science - 1364 pages
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Natural Products Chemistry continues to grow at an increasing pace and this growth is reflected in the present volume of Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, which is the 20th of this series. The first 20 volumes were largely devoted to structure and synthesis of various classes of natural products, irrespective of their bioactivity. Subsequent volumes of this series will however be devoted to the chemistry of bioactive natural products and will therefore a departure from the earlier volumes.

The present volume contains contributions from a number of eminent scientists and covers interesting reviews on terpenes, alkaloids and other types of natural products reported from terrestrial and marine sources. Comprehensive indexes covering all the 20 volumes have been prepared which include a Cumulative General Subject Index along with more focused Cumulative Indices on Organic Synthesis, Pharmacological Activity and Biological Source. This comprehensive indexing of the volumes should make the entire series much more valuable and user-friendly.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Terpenes and their Biological Relevance
3
Chapter 2 Crinitol an Acyclic Diterpene Diol from Marine Algae
25
Chapter 3 Stereoselective Synthesis of Methylcyclopentanoid Monoterpenes
41
Chapter 4 Chemical Constituents of Taxus Species
79
A Review
135
Chapter 6 Natural Products by Oxidative Phenolic Coupling Phytochemistry Biosynthesis and Synthesis
263
Chapter 7 Narcissus Alkaloids
323
Chapter 8 Total Synthesis of Naphthylisoquinoline Alkaloids
407
Chapter 11 Synthesis of Carotenoids
561
Chapter 12 Structure Elucidation of Phenylpropanoid Wood Extractives
613
Chapter 13 Chemical and Biological Investigations of Salvia Species Growing in Turkey
659
Chapter 14 The Chemistry of Some Natural Colourants
719
Chapter 15 Bioactive Natural and Synthetic Acronycine Derivatives Modified at the Pyran Ring
789
Chapter 16 Chiral Synthons by Selective Redox Reactions Catalysed by Hitherto Unknown Enzymes Present in Resting Microbial Cells
817
Chapter 17 Microcystins and Nodularins Hepatotoxic Cyclic Peptides of Cyanobacterial Origin
887
Subject Index
921

Chapter 9 DNA Damaging Natural Products with Potential Anticancer Activity
457
Chapter 10 In Vitro Models of Human Disease States
507

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Atta-ur-Rahman, Professor Emeritus, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan, was the Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000-2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002), and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission with the status of a Federal Minister from 2002-2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS) and an UNESCO Science Laureate. He is a leading scientist with more than 930 publications in several fields of organic chemistry.

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