Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-xi
  2. Claudio Fuganti, Piero Grasselli, Massimo Barbeni
    Pages 1-17
  3. Stephen J. Benkovic
    Pages 19-21
  4. Maryse Taton, Pierre Benveniste, Alain Rahier
    Pages 23-37
  5. H. E. Schoemaker, U. Tuor, A. Muheim, H. W. H. Schmidt, M. S. A. Leisola
    Pages 69-86
  6. Evaristo Peggion, Maria Teresa Foffani, Stefano Mammi
    Pages 121-133
  7. Uli Hacksell, Anette M. Johansson, Anders Karlén, Charlotta Mellin
    Pages 135-147
  8. Jean-Marie Frère, Bernard Joris, Françoise Jacob, André Matagne, Didier Monnaie, Marc Jamin et al.
    Pages 161-170
  9. Colin J. Suckling
    Pages 197-205
  10. G. L. Lemière, C. Gorrebeeck, M. Spanoghe, D. Lanens, R. A. Dommisse, J. A. Lepoivre et al.
    Pages 207-211
  11. János Rétey
    Pages 225-231

About this book


In current thinking, Bioorganic Chemistry may be defined as the area of chemistry which lies in the border region between organic chemistry and biology and which describes and analyzes biological phenomena in terms of detailed molecular structures and molecular mechanisms. This molecular-level view of biological processes is not only essential to their fuller understanding but also serves as the platform for the application of the principles of such processes to areas of health­ care and technology. The objective of the ASI workshop on " Bioorganic Chemistry in Healthcare and Technology", held in the Hengelhoef Congress Centre in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium, from September 18-21, 1990, was to bring together most of the international experts in the field to discuss the current developments and new trends in bioorganic chemistry, especially in relation to the selected theme. The book presents nineteen invited plenary and session lectures and eighteen posters. These cover areas of (i) molecular design of therapeutic and agronomical agents based npon mechanistic rationale or drug-receptor interactions, (ii) production of substances of commercial value via combined organic chemical and bio-chemical methodologies, (iii) fundamental studies on the molecular mechanisms of enzymes and (iv) the evolution of conceptually new molecular systems which are programmed to execute specific recognition and/or catalytic functions. An abstracted version of the plenary discussion held at the end of the workshop is also included. We feel confident that the subject matter of this book will be of interest to a broad group of chemists engaged in academic or industrial research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Upendra K. Pandit
    • 1
  • Frank C. Alderweireldt
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Antwerp (RUCA)AntwerpBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1356-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1354-0
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