Durham Medical Books > Organic Chemistry > New PDF release: World of Carbon

New PDF release: World of Carbon

By Isaac Asimov

ISBN-10: 0020913508

ISBN-13: 9780020913504

Introducing Carbon—and the basics of natural chemistry

Chemists divide all ingredients into sessions. in a single category are things like olive oil, sugar, starch, glue, gelatin, silk, rubber, paper, and penicillin. those are examples of natural elements. within the different category are things like air, water, sand, clay, salt, gold, silver, iron, brass, glass, and urban. those are examples of inorganic ingredients. the excellence among the 2 emerged while it turned obvious that natural ingredients are made of molecules that just about consistently contained not less than one carbon atom; it then grew to become handy to name any substance with carbon atoms in its molecule natural and any substance with out carbon atoms inorganic. during this approach the realm of natural chemistry got here to be pointed out with the realm of carbon.

In the area of Carbon, Isaac Asimov, introducing the learn of natural chemistry, deals a transparent, bright, and understandable research of the various commonest natural compounds in our international. And he demonstrates how elevated wisdom of the constitution of those carbon compounds—from anaesthetics and antifreeze to color and perfume—has ended in a greater existence for all of us.

Those universal natural compounds no longer mentioned during this quantity are lined via Dr. Asimov in a spouse quantity that concentrates on carbon compounds containing at the very least one atom of nitrogen. correctly entitled the realm of Nitrogen, it's also on hand in Collier Books.

Show description

Read or Download World of Carbon PDF

Similar organic chemistry books

Download e-book for kindle: Name Reactions of Functional Group Transformations by Jie Jack Li, E. J. Corey

This sensible, well-organized reference delves deeply into sensible staff differences, to supply all of the distinctive info that researchers want. * issues are geared up into the subsequent sections: oxidation, relief, uneven synthesis, and practical workforce manipulations * every one part features a description of the practical workforce transformation, the old viewpoint, mechanisms, adaptations and enhancements at the response, man made utilities and functions for the response, experimental information, and references to the first literature * individuals are famous and revered for his or her paintings at the particular identify reactions.

Download e-book for kindle: Metal-catalized cross-coupling reactions by François Diederich, Peter Stang

Carbon-carbon bond forming reactions are arguably crucial approaches in chemistry, as they characterize key steps within the development of advanced molecules from easy precursors. between those reactions, metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions are broadly hired in quite a lot of components of preparative natural chemistry, starting from the synthesis of complicated ordinary items, to supramolecular chemistry, and fabrics technology.

Get Houben-Weyl Methods in Organic Chemistry: Amines PDF

Methoden der Organischen Chemie (Methods of natural Chemistry, known as Houben-Weyl) is a regular reference paintings for chemists engaged in natural synthesis. In volumes on compound periods, together with all Supplemental volumes, preparative equipment are taken care of comprehensively and significantly. Tables of examples examine an important tools and convey their scope.

Download e-book for iPad: New Developments in Construction and Functions of Organic by Tisato Kajiyama and Masuo Aizawa (Eds.)

This publication is a well timed evaluate of contemporary advances at the development and capabilities of natural skinny movies via a number of innovations. The part molecules are fairly easy ones with self-organizing houses, i. e. , ordered molecular meeting features. The contents are prepared from the elemental strategies of molecular meeting of self-organizing molecules to the capability organic functions of protein assemblies, supramolecular species.

Extra resources for World of Carbon

Sample text

In both species − -kopsinine is the principal alkaloids69 . Moreover, in the Dogbane plant family are also phenylalanine-derived alkaloids, such as -skytanthine in the Skythantus species (Figure 10, Table 2 and 10). All alkaloids from the Dogbane family have a strong biological and medicinal effect. Many of them are used in cancer chemotherapy. 2. The Aster botanical family (Asteraceae) The Aster (syn. ) is very large, containing over 900 genera and more than 20 000 species (Table 3). Their distribution is worldwide, and species belonging to this family are found everywhere.

33 have found new alkaloids, stachydrine and 4-hydroxystachydrine, derived from Boscia angustifolia, a plant belonging to the Capparidacea family. These alkaloids have a pyrroline nucleus and are basic alkaloids in the genus Boscia. The species from this genus have been used in folk medicine in East and South Africa. Boscia angustifolia is used for the treatment of mental illness, and occasionally to combat pain and neuralgia. 3. Pseudoalkaloids Pseudoalkaloids are compounds, the basic carbon skeletons of which are not derived from amino acids31 .

Solanum lycocarpum St. Hill is an invasive and native shrub in Brazilian savanna. It is well known that this plant contains solamargine and solasodine, present in the unripe fruits108 . Especially, steroid alkaloid solasodine may penetrate in animal body (experiments with rats), the placental and hematoencephalical barriers and impact the foetuses. 108 S. lycocarpum fruit may act as phytohormones, promoting perhaps some neural alterations that at adult age may impair the sexual behaviour of the experimental female without impairing the fertility and sexual hormone synthesis.

Download PDF sample

World of Carbon by Isaac Asimov


by George
4.2

Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 27 votes