Bioorganic Chemistry of Amino Acids and Polypeptides

  • Hermann Dugas
Part of the Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry book series (SATC)

Abstract

Bioorganic chemistry provides a link between the work of the organic chemist and biochemist, and this chapter is intended to serve as a link between organic chemistry, biochemistry, and protein and medicinal chemistry or pharmacology. The emphasis is chemical and one is continually reminded to compare and contrast biochemical reactions with mechanistic and synthetic counterparts. The organic chemistry of the peptide bond and the phosphate ester linkage (see Chapter 3) are presented “side by side”; this way, a surprising number of similarities are readily seen.

Keywords

Naloxone Phosphine Heroin Enolate AIBN 

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  • Hermann Dugas
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  1. 1.Département de ChimieUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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