Cutting-Edge Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology of Bioactive Molecules

The Shape of Organic Synthesis to Come

  • Yuichi Kobayashi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Toshihiko Nogawa, Julius Adam V. Lopez, Hiroyuki Osada
    Pages 1-20
  3. Toshiaki Sunazuka, Tomoyasu Hirose, Satoshi Ōmura
    Pages 21-47
  4. Yoshio Ando, Kei Kitamura, Takashi Matsumoto, Keisuke Suzuki
    Pages 75-100
  5. Tyler F. Higgins, Jeffrey D. Winkler
    Pages 171-192
  6. Hiroyuki Nakamura
    Pages 305-333

About this book


This book describes cutting-edge organic syntheses of biologically active compounds, isolation of pharmaceutically promising compounds from microorganisms, drug design, and progress on chemical biology. Synthetic strategy and tactics are summarized for super-carbon chain compounds, antitumor polycycles, aryl C-glycoside, antimycins, duocarmycins, cannabinoids, and other compounds. Special chapters are devoted to synthesis and biochemistry of fatty acid metabolites, which play a central role in the initiation and resolution of inflammation. The book provides a quick survey of trending topics in organic synthesis and chemical tools for biological investigation, and furnishes ideas for future research in organic synthesis. In addition, the contents can easily be understood by young chemists, graduate students, and those who are looking for new research based on organic chemistry.


Cutting-edge organic synthesis Super-carbon chain compounds Finding pharmaceutically promising compounds Organic synthesis for chemical biology Fatty acid metabolites related to inflammation

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuichi Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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