Volume 1: alkaloids derived from ornithine, arginine, lysine, tyrosine, tryptophane; manzamine alkaloids; pyrrole–2–aminoimidazole and guanidinium alkaloids; peptide alkaloids; alkaloids with a non–amino acid origin.
Volume 2: Terpenoids and polyprenylated compounds; polyketides: aromatic, non aromatic, polyethers, electrocyclization pathways, lignans, resveratrol–derived and tannin polyphenols; frontiers in biomimetic organic synthesis: Diels–Alderases, transfer hydrogenations, life′s single chirality, artifacts in natural product chemistry.
This two–volume book is made up of 24 contributions from 33 authors. Graduate students, teachers and researchers in the fields of organic and bio–organic chemistry, who enjoy total syntheses, synthetic strategies and biosyntheses, will be the happy users of this book.
PART I BIOMIMETIC TOTAL SYNTHESIS OF ALKALOIDS
Biomimetic Synthesis of Ornithine/Arginine and Lysine–Derived Alkaloids: Selected Examples
Biomimetic Synthesis of Alkaloids Derived from Tyrosine: The Case of FR–901483 and TAN–1251 Compounds
Biomimetic Synthesis of Alkaloids Derived from Tryptophan: Indolemonoterpene Alkaloids
Biomimetic Synthesis of Alkaloids Derived from Tryptophan: Dioxopiperazine Alkaloids
Biomimetic Synthesis of Alkaloids with a Modified Indole Nucleus
Biomimetic Synthesis of Manzamine Alkaloids
Biomimetic Synthesis of Marine Pyrrole–2–Aminoimidazole and Guanidinium Alkaloids
Biomimetic Syntheses of Alkaloids with a Non–Amino Acid Origin
Biomimetic Synthesis of Azole– and Aryl–Peptide Alkaloids
Biomimetic Synthesis of Indole–Oxidized and Complex Peptide Alkaloids
PART II BIOMIMETIC SYNTHESIS OF TERPENOIDS AND POLYPRENYLATED NATURAL COMPOUNDS
Biomimetic Rearrangements of Complex Terpenoids
Polyprenylated Phloroglucinols and Xanthones
PART III BIOMIMETIC SYNTHESIS OF POLYKETIDES
Polyketide Assembly Mimics and Biomimetic Access to Aromatic Rings
Biomimetic Synthesis of Non–Aromatic Polycyclic Polyketides
Biomimetic Synthesis of Polyether Natural Products via Polyepoxide Opening
Biomimetic Electrocyclization Reactions toward Polyketide–Derived Natural Products
PART IV BIOMIMETIC SYNTHESIS OF POLYPHENOLS
Biomimetic Synthesis and Related Reactions of Ellagitannins
Biomimetic Synthesis of Lignans
Synthetic Approaches to the Resveratrol–Based Family of Oligomeric Natural Products
Sequential Reactions Initiated by Oxidative Dearomatization. Biomimicry or Artifact?
PART V FRONTIERS IN BIOMIMETIC CHEMISTRY: FROM BIOLOGICAL TO BIO–INSPIRED PROCESSES
The Diels?Alderase Never Ending Story
Bio–Inspired Transfer Hydrogenations
Life?s Single Chirality: Origin of Symmetry Breaking in Biomolecules
PART VI CONCLUSION: FROM NATURAL FACTS TO CHEMICAL FICTIONS
Artifacts and Natural Substances Formed Spontaneously