Carbohydrates: The Sweet Molecules of Life

Other | March 1, 2001

byStick, Robert V., Robert V. Stick

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This book is on carbohydrates-the essential molecules that give you energy. They are the building blocks of life. This book delivers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of carbohydrate chemistry. The molecules are sometimes sugars, i.e. "sweet," hence the subtitle "The Sweet Molecules of Life."

Carbohydrates first gives the "nuts and bolts" of carbohydrate chemistry, enabling the reader to appreciate the subsequent chapters on protecting groups and the reactions of monosaccharides. (The protecting groups do just that-they are put on the molecules as a temporary measure during one or more reactions to stop the wrong bit of the molecule being changed during that reaction.)

* Introduces the basic chemistry of carbohydrates
* Describes the concepts, protecting groups, and reactions of carbohydrates
* Includes all aspects of the synthesis of the glycosidic linkage
* Gives an introduction to glycobiology and vaccines
* Includes references to carbohydrate literature

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This book is on carbohydrates-the essential molecules that give you energy. They are the building blocks of life. This book delivers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of carbohydrate chemistry. The molecules are sometimes sugars, i.e. "sweet," hence the subtitle "The Sweet Molecules of Life."Carbohydrates first gives the "nuts and bol...

Robert Stick is a Queenslander by birth and completed his undergraduate and higher degrees at the University of Queensland. Following post-doctoral studies with Ray Lemieux and Sir Derek Barton, he took a faculty position at The University of Western Australia in 1975 and has since spent sabbatical leaves with Bert Fraser-Reid (Duke Un...

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Format:OtherDimensions:256 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080500692

ISBN - 13:9780080500690

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Table of Contents

The Meaning of Life
The Early Years
"Grandfather Glucose"
Heidi and Heinz
The Shape of Things to Come
Synthesis and Protecting Groups
The Reactions of Monosaccharides
The Formation of the Glycosidic Linkage
Oligosaccharide Synthesis
Disaccharides, Oligosaccharides, and Polysaccharides
Glycoconjugates and Glycobiology
Carbohydrate-based Vaccines
Appendix: Carbohydrate Nomenclature
The Literature of Carbohydrates
Index