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Chemistry and Chemical Biology

  • Bertram O. Fraser-Reid
  • Kuniaki Tatsuta
  • Joachim Thiem
Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Bruce Grindley
      Pages 3-55
  3. General Synthetic Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Ana M. Gómez
      Pages 103-177
    3. Robert Madsen
      Pages 179-225
    4. Yuhang Wang, Xin-Shan Ye
      Pages 227-269
    5. Sławomir Jarosz, Marcin Nowogródzki
      Pages 271-303
    6. Yuguo Du, Qi Chen, Jun Liu
      Pages 305-342
    7. Sławomir Jarosz, Marcin Nowogródzki
      Pages 343-374
    8. Jianbo Zhang
      Pages 375-426
  4. Chemical Glycosylation Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Kazunobu Toshima
      Pages 429-449
    3. Richard R. Schmidt, Xiangming Zhu
      Pages 451-524
    4. Kwan Soo Kim, Heung Bae Jeon
      Pages 525-564
    5. J. Cristóbal López
      Pages 565-659
    6. Stefan Oscarson
      Pages 661-697
    7. Waldemar Priebe, Izabela Fokt, Grzegorz Grynkiewicz
      Pages 699-735
    8. Nathan W. McGill, Spencer J. Williams
      Pages 737-753

About this book


Glycostructures play a pivotal and crucial role in a myriad of organisms and important systems in biology, physiology, medicine, bioengineering and technology. Within recent years tools have been developed to promote the understanding of their highly complex functions and the associated chemistry and chemical biology, however, many facts still remain undiscovered. These days the area is experiencing a “quantum jump”. Therefore the Editors in collaboration with six responsible Section Editors completely revised and updated the 1st edition to give up-to-date information on glycostructures, their chemistry and chemical biology, and present them in the form of a comprehensive and strictly systematic survey. The texts are furnished by more than 2500 figures, chemical structures and reaction schemes (including more than 12,000 individual chemical reactions), and more than 9,000 references.

In concept and content this Major Reference Work received an essential improvement and expansion. Whereas chapter 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 9 are updated, expanded and rearranged versions of the 1st edition, many new subchapters are included in the chapters on monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. The importance of the saccharide metabolism as well as the involvement of complex glycostructures in biologically and medically relevant processes are considered by addition of two large totally newly conceived chapters. Further, another novel chapter featuring key technologies and tools for functional glycobiology is incorporated. Responsible for this major update are the Section Editors who solicited a large number of highly reputed new authors to cover the changes in the content and to write the major supplements.


Glycobiologie Glycokonjugate Kohlenhydrate Polysaccharide carbohydrates glycobiology glycoconjugates polysaccharides

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertram O. Fraser-Reid
    • 1
  • Kuniaki Tatsuta
    • 2
  • Joachim Thiem
    • 3
  1. 1.Natural Products and Glycotechnology Research Institute Inc.North Caroline State UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.University Graduate School of Science and EngineeringTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceDepartment of ChemistryUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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