Carbohydrate Chemistry

Carbohydrate Chemistry

Monosaccharides and Their Oligomers

1st Edition - April 28, 1988

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  • Editor: Hassan El Khadem
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158589

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Carbohydrate Chemistry: Monosaccharides and Their Oligomers is a textbook designed to fill the gap between large, multivolume reference books and elementary books. The contents of the book are divided into two major parts, monomeric carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, with an introductory chapter discussing the historical background and significance of carbohydrates. The chapters under Part I: Monosaccharides deal with its chemistry, specifically the determination of the structure, configuration, and conformation. Other topics covered in this part are the discussion on the elucidation, proper nomenclature of carbohydrates, structure elucidation, and the reactions of monosaccharides. Part II deals with oligosaccharides and oligonucleotides. Some of the topics discussed in this part include structure elucidation, wet chemical methods, and chemical synthesis and modification. This book will be of great use to graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, and pharmacy.

Table of Contents

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    1. Carbohydrates

    I. Historical Background

    II. Importance of Carbohydrates

    III. Definitions and Scope

    IV. Classification of Carbohydrates

    I. Monosaccharides

    2. Structure, Configuration, and Conformation of Monosaccharides

    I. Structure of Monosaccharides

    II. Configuration of Acyclic Monosaccharides

    III. Cyclic Structures, Ring Size, and Anomeric Configuration

    IV. Conformation of Monosaccharides

    3. Nomenclature

    I. Free Monosaccharides

    II. Monosaccharide Derivatives

    III. Oxidation and Reduction Products


    4. Physical Properties Used in Structure Elucidation

    I. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

    II. Molecular Spectroscopy

    III. Electronic Spectroscopy

    IV. Mass Spectrometry

    V. Optical Rotation, Optical Rotatory Dispersion, and Circular Dichroism


    5. Reactions of Monosaccharides

    I. Isomerization

    II. Addition and Substitution Reactions


    II. Oligomeric Saccharides: Oligosaccharides and Nucleotides

    6. Structure of Oligosaccharides

    I. Determination of the Degree of Polymerization

    II. Monosaccharide Components

    III. Monosaccharide Sequence

    IV. Ring Size and Position of Linkage

    V. Anomeric Configuration and Conformation of the Saccharide

    VI. Instrumental Methods for Structure Elucidation


    7. Chemical Synthesis and Modifications of Oligosaccharides, Nucleotides, and Aminoglycoside Antibiotics

    I. Synthesis of Oligosaccharides

    II. Modification of Oligosaccharides

    III. Oligonucleotides

    IV. Synthesis of Aminoglycoside Antibiotics



    Recommended Textbooks

    Recommended Review Articles

    Appendix: Answers to Problems


Product details

  • No. of pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1988
  • Published: April 28, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158589

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Hassan El Khadem

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