Some of the topics covered in the book are the synthetic routes to the oxahydrindene subunit of the avermectin-milbemycin family of antiparasitic agents; isolation, structure elucidation, biosynthesis, and biological activity of the avermectins; two-stage coupling process of macrolide antibiotics synthesis; and synthesis of the rifamycin S ansa-chain compound. The complete synthesis of erythromycin A is also covered. The role of isocyanides in the synthesis of beta lactam antibiotics and the characteristics of the beta lactam antibiotics are discussed. The development of an A-Ring annulation strategy for taxane synthesis is also presented. A chapter is devoted to the advances in the synthesis of tumor-promoting diterpenes.
The book can provide useful information to chemists, biologists, students, and researchers.
Synthetic Routes to the Oxahydrindene Subunit of the Avermectinmilbemycin Family of Antiparasitic Agents: A Review
A New Tandem Process and its Application to the Syntheses of Macrolide Antibiotics
Stereoselective Synthetic and Mechanistic Chemistry of Bicyclomycin
The Role of Isocyanides in the Synthesis of ß-Lactam Antibiotics and Related Compounds
Synthesis of the 1ß-Methylcarbapenem Key Intermediates
Chemical Studies of the Taxane Diterpenes
Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Tumor-Promoting Diterpenes
Hydroxylated Indolizidines and Their Synthesis
A Survey of Indolo [2,3-a] Carbazole Alkaloids and Related Natural Products
Synthetic Methodology For 2-Amino Alcohols of Biological Interest
Stereoselective Synthesis of Natural Products Via Cationic and Radical Intermediates
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.