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Synthesis, Mechanisms, and Stereoelectronic Effects


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 1-25
  3. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 27-56
  4. Momčilo Miljković
    Pages 57-93
  5. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 95-111
  6. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 143-167
  7. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 191-219
  8. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 221-244
  9. Momčilo Miljković
    Pages 245-290
  10. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 291-321
  11. Momčilo Miljković
    Pages 323-421
  12. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 469-486
  13. Momcilo Miljković
    Pages 487-516
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 517-543

About this book


Carbohydrates: Synthesis, Mechanisms, and Stereoelectronic Effects explains the conformational, electrostatic, and stereoelectronic factors that control the chemical and biochemical behavior of carbohydrates in living cells. Topics include the anomeric effect, the chemistry of the glycosidic bond, isomerization of free carbohydrates in aqueous solutions, relative reactivity of hydroxyl groups in carbohydrate molecules, and the addition of nucleophiles to glycopyranosiduloses. Focus then shifts to the synthesis of glycosidic bonds and oligosaccharides, the synthesis of anhydro and amino sugars, branched chain sugars and the protection of hydroxyl groups in monosaccharides. The last three chapters are devoted to areas often overlooked in carbohydrate chemistry textbooks: carbohydrate based antibiotics, synthesis of polychiral natural products from carbohydrates, and the chemistry of higher-carbon sugars.


Carbohydrate Chemistry Glycoscience Miljkovic Natural products Oxidation Reaction mechanisms natural product

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyPennsylvania State University HersheyU.S.A.

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From the reviews:

“This book represents a compendium of methods and principles used in the field of synthetic carbohydrate chemistry. Useful information concerning basic aspects of the subject, such as nomenclature, conformational analysis, and anomeric effects, is easily available to the reader and is well presented … . The book can still serve as a good source of literature references from the early days of carbohydrate chemistry … .” (Alexei V. Demchenko, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132 (45), 2010)