Molecules That Changed the World

  • ID: 2326648
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 385 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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K.C. Nicolaou – Winner of the Nemitsas Prize 2014 in Chemistry

Here, the best–selling author and renowned researcher, K. C. Nicolaou, presents around 40 natural products that all have an enormous impact on our everyday life. Printed in full color throughout with a host of pictures, this book is written in the author′s very enjoyable and distinct style, such that each chapter is full of interesting and entertaining information on the facts, stories and people behind the scenes. Molecules covered span the healthy and useful, as well as the much–needed and extremely toxic, including Aspirin, urea, camphor, morphine, strychnine, penicillin, vitamin B12, Taxol, Brevetoxin and quinine.

A veritable pleasure to read.
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Atomic Theory and Total Synthesis

Terpineol

Aspirin

Penicillin

Taxol(TM)

D–Glucose

Urea

Camphor

Tropinone

Haemin

Morphine

Strychnine

Penecillin

Longifolene

Prostaglandins

Vitamin B12

Erythronolide

Monensin

Avermectin

Amphotericin

Ginkgolide

Cyclosporin, FK 506, and Rapamycin

Calcheamicin

Palytoxin

Taxol

Mevacor, Zaragozic Acid, and the CP Molecules

Brevetoxin

Ecteinascidin

Epothilones

Resiniferatoxin

Vancomycin

Quinine

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