Chemistry of Natural Products


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Biosynthetic aspects and Synthesis of selected natural products of biological and structural importance: Discussions on synthetic methods, strategies towards these natural products mostly in chiral forms will be discussed in detail.

The natural products include carbacycles and heterocyclic moieties containing structures raning from 3-memebered to macrocyles, and complex natural products such as Taxol, rapamycin, lejimailde B etc.



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  1. K. C. Nicolaou, “Classics in Total Synthesis” Vols I-III, Wiley-VCH, 1996; 2003; 2011.

  2. T. Hudlicky and J. W. Reed, “The way of synthesis” , Wiley-VCH, 2007.

  3. E. J. Corey and X-M. Cheng, “The logic of chemical synthesis, John-Wiley & Sons, New York 1989.

  4. D.H. R. Barton, K. Nakanishi, O. Meth-Cohn, “Comprehensive natural products chemistry” Vols 1-9, Elsevier, 1999.



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