Stereochemistry and the Chemistry of Natural Products (Volume - 2)Organic Chemistry is a well-established two-volume textbook for students studying chemistry at degree level.
Volume 2 carries the material of Volume 1: Fundamental Principles to a more advanced level. The author provides a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between physical properties and chemical structures, and then proceeds to a detailed account of stereochemistry. The later chapters are devoted to the most typical compounds of natural products and the problems involved. A selected number of reading references are given at the end of each chapter.
Table Of Contents
- Physical properties and chemical constitution
- Optical isomerism
- Nucleophilic substitution at a saturated carbon atom, asymmetric synthesis
- Geometrical isomerism, stereochemistry of alicyclic compounds
- Stereochemistry of biphenyl compounds
- Stereochemistry of some elements other than carbon
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
- Heterocyclic compounds containing two or more hetero-atoms
- Amino-acids and proteins
- Purines and nucleic acids
- Haemoglobin, chlorophyll and phthalocyanines