- Helen Osborn
For general supplementary reading and as a reference book for use in organic chemistry research laboratories. It is also appropriate as a supplementary text and reference book for university courses and for the practical classes on synthetic organic chemistry.
Hardbound, 452 Pages
Published: April 2003
Imprint: Academic Press
"The book certainly belongs in every laboratory dealing with oligosaccharide synthesis. While the critical reader might also long for information on redox processes, inversion of configuration, and chain elongation, undoubtedly, this monograph is a very useful source of practical methods used for the preparation of carbohydrate building blocks and construction of the glycosidic bond. I expect that the book edited by Osborn will become an excellent and timely addition to the bookshelf that already features a comprehensive collection of
Methods in Carbohydrate Chemistry, edited by Whistler and Wolfrom/BeMiller of the 1960s and 1970s, and Preparative Carbohydrate Chemistry, edited by Hanessian (1997). Virtually every researcher, ranging from a senior postdoctoral fellow to a very inexperienced undergraduate student just starting to learn this exciting area of organic chemistry, will find a wealth of useful and readily accessible material. The book is highly recommended. "
Carbohydr. Res.2005, 340, 173-174.