Fortschritte der Chemie Organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products / Progrès Dans la Chimie des Substances Organiques Naturelles

  • Authors
  • Y. Asahina
  • R. B. Corey
  • A. Frey-Wyssling
  • F. Galinovsky
  • G. W. Kenner
  • L. F. Leloir
  • K. Mühlethaler
  • M. Pailer
  • C. R. Ricketts
  • M. Rohdewald
  • H. Schinz
  • M. Stacey
  • L. Zechmeister

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. A. Frey-Wyssling, K. Mühlethaler
    Pages 1-27
  3. M. Stacey, C. R. Ricketts
    Pages 28-46
  4. L. F. Leloir
    Pages 47-95
  5. G. W. Kenner
    Pages 96-145
  6. H. Schinz
    Pages 146-206
  7. F. Galinovsky
    Pages 245-277
  8. M. Pailer
    Pages 278-309
  9. L. Zechmeister, M. Rohdewald
    Pages 341-364
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 365-400

About this book

Introduction

In agreement with SCHLENK (I78) "nucleotide" is here taken to mean a phosphoric ester of an N-glycoside of a heterocyclic base. Although they fall outside the scope of this definition, phosphorylated derivatives of riboflavin are added in recognition of their close relation to the main body of nucleotides. A complete review of even the organic chemistry of nucleotides and their derivatives would now form a substantial monograph. The smaller and less characteristic fragments of the nucleotides, namely the hetero­ cyclic bases, the component sugars and the derived sugar phosphates, are therefore excluded from this article. * Their chemistry is of longer standing and is covered in standard works. On the other hand knowledge of the "nucleosides", the N-glycosides of heterocyclic bases, has expanded very considerably in recent years and an account of the relevant work is therefore included. With regard to the nucleotides themselves attention is focussed on work published in the last few years leading to improved characterisation, more exact structural knowledge and increased availa­ biIity. Only such enzymatic experiments as bear direct1y on structural problems are discussed and therefore much fascinating work by KALCKAR, FRIEDKIN et al. and by KORN BERG has been omitted. I t would be unthinkable to present a review on nucleotides without mentioning that the foundations of the subject were laid by P. A. LEVENE. His monograph with BASS (I36) was published in 1931 and two reviews by LYTHGOE (I50, I5I) cover the intervening period until 1944.

Keywords

chemistry natural product

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-7172-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1951
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-7174-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-7172-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0071-7886
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