- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Wiley-VCH; 1st edition (April 9, 2007)
- Language: English
- 470 pages
- ISBN-10: 3527314733
- ISBN-13: 978-3527314737
Edited by two of the leading researchers in asymmetric synthesis, this book provides a deep, interdisciplinary insight in the ever-expanding field of stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. Presenting the latest developments, it focuses on the synthesis of natural and bioactive compounds and both chemical and biological methods of catalysis.
Nineteen contributions from top research teams cover a plethora of various topics, ranging from classical organic chemistry to the development of new synthetic strategies, and from theory to reaction technology and enzyme use. All the important particulars of the individual techniques are investigated and delivered in highly readable fashion.
Dieter Enders completed his PhD at the Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen under the supervision of D. Seebach. After postdoctoral studies at Harvard University with E. J. Corey, he returned to Giessen and completed his habilitation. He became Associate Professor at the Universitat Bonn in 1980, and moved to his present position as Professor of Organic Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen in 1985. He has received many awards (Leibniz-Prize of the DFG, Emil Fischer Medal of the GDCh, Yamada Prize, Japan) for his research, which focuses on the asymmetric synthesis of biologically active compounds and the development of new synthetic methods.
Karl-Erich Jaeger was born in Dortmund and studied biology and chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum, where he received his PhD under the supervision of U. Winkler. After postdoctoral studies with Robert E.W. Hancock at the Department of Microbiology of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, he received his habilitation in Bochum in 1995. Karl-Erich Jaeger is currently Professor at the Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf and Director of the Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology at the Research Centre Julich. His research interests include the expression, folding and secretion of bacterial enzymes, their optimization by directed evolution, and enantioselective biocatalysis.