Organofluorine Compounds In Biology And Medicine by V Prakash ReddyOrganofluorine Compounds In Biology And Medicine by V Prakash Reddy

Organofluorine Compounds In Biology And Medicine

byV Prakash ReddyEditorV Prakash Reddy

Hardcover | January 28, 2015

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This book covers topics on biochemically relevant organofluorine compounds and their synthesis and biochemical pathways. Organofluorine compounds have renewed interest in pharmaceutical industry, and therefore a concise book on this topic is highly relevant to the scientific community involved in this area.



  • Covers the synthesis, biochemical, and therapeutic applications of organofluorine compounds
  • Offers a complete text on biochemically relevant organofluorine compounds and their synthesis and mechanistic pathways
  • Provides one of the first major reference books on the biological and medicinal applications of organofluorine chemistry
Dr. Prakash Reddy is currently active in research and teaching at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and M.Phil. from the University of Hyderabad, India. He was an Adjunct and Visiting Professor at nationally repute...
Title:Organofluorine Compounds In Biology And MedicineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0444537481

ISBN - 13:9780444537485

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Organofluorine Compounds in Biology and Medicine

Chapter Abstracts V. Prakash Reddy About the Author The Importance of This Book Dedication Preface 1. Introduction: General aspects of organofluorine compounds 2. C-F bond strengths 3. Effect of the neighboring C-F bonds on the C-H bond dissociation energies 4. Effect of fluorine on the acidity and basicity 5. Effect of fluorine on the metabolic stability 6. Effect of fluorine on the bioavailability 7. Positron emission tomography (PET) tracers 8. 19F NMR Spectroscopic techniques for probing biochemical mechanisms 9. Summary and outlook