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Molecules that changed the world : a brief history of the art and science of synthesis and its impact on society

Author: K C Nicolaou; T Montagnon; E J Corey; R Noyori
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2008.
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Intriguing, inspirational, highly rewarding! Lay persons, students, teachers and specialists alike will take pleasure in reading fascinating stories about legendary molecules such as aspirin,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K C Nicolaou; T Montagnon; E J Corey; R Noyori
ISBN: 9783527309832 3527309837
OCLC Number: 849289882
Description: xvi, 366 p. ; 24 x 31 cm
Contents: Atomic Theory and Total Synthesis Terpineol Aspirin Penicillin Taxol(TM) D-Glucose Urea Camphor Tropinone Haemin Morphine Strychnine Penecillin Longifolene Prostaglandins Vitamin B12 Erythronolide Monensin Avermectin Amphotericin Ginkgolide Cyclosporin, FK 506, and Rapamycin Calcheamicin Palytoxin Taxol Mevacor, Zaragozic Acid, and the CP Molecules Brevetoxin Ecteinascidin Epothilones Resiniferatoxin Vancomycin Quinine
Responsibility: K.C. Nicolaou, T. Montagnon ; with forewords by E.J. Corey, R. Noyori.

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