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Amino Group Chemistry: From Synthesis to the Life Sciences

Alfredo Ricci (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31741-7
408 pages
January 2008
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Here, probably the most important functional group in organic chemistry is discussed in one handy volume. The monograph covers its application -- from natural products to synthetic pharmaceuticals -- detailing complex syntheses using the amino group as templates and modern techniques focussing on the introduction of the amino group. A definitive must-have for every chemist.
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Table of Contents

1 Simple molecules highly efficient amination
2 Catalytic C-H amination using nitrenes
3 Nitroalkenes as aminations tools
4 Isocyanide-based multicomponent reactions as diverse amination tools
5 Direct catalytic asymmetric Mannich reaction and surroundings
6 Amino derivatives as building blocks
7 Aminated sugars, synthesis and biological activity
8 Selective /N/-Derivatization of Aminoglycosides en Route to New Antibiotics and Antivirals
9 History of transition metal catalyzed amination reactions
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Author Information

Alfredo Ricci is full professor in Organic Chemistry at the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry (Bologna University). He was appointed in Florence where he spent part of his career covering for many years the roles of Department head and Director of the National Research Council. 1990 he moved to the University of Bologna. Professor Ricci has authored more than 250 scientific publications and received several scientific awards, including the 2000 French-Italian Prize for Synthetic Organic Chemistry and in 2005 the "A. Mangini" Gold Medal. Since 1995 he is member of the 'Honorary Advisory Board' of Synlett and in 2000 served as editor of the Wiley-VCH book "Modern Amination Methods".
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"An interested reader or student will rapidly gain insight into approaches to amino groups, while a chemist pursuing synthetic work on these challenging compounds will find numerous examples, procedures, and citations to the primary literature. Recommended. Academic and professional chemistry libraries, all levels." (CHOICE, March 2009)

Readers from any of the fields covered could profit from this browsing this book, enabling concepts from one subject to cross-fertilize another. (Journal of the American Chemical Society, July 2, 2008)

"A definitive must-have for every chemist." (Organic Chemistry Portal Chemistry Books)

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