Chemical Synthesis of Hormones, Pheromones and Other Bioregulators is an introduction to the techniques and strategies for the synthesis of biofunctional small molecules. Topics include:
- what are biofunctional molecules?
- why must biofunctional molecules be synthesized?
- how can we synthesize biofunctional molecules?
- the synthesis of phytohormones, phytoalexins and other biofunctional molecules of plant origin
- the synthesis of insect juvenile hormones and antifeedants
- the synthesis of pheromones and the significance of chirality in pheromone science
- the synthesis of microbial hormones and pheromones, antibiotics, and other biofunctional molecules of microbial origin
- the synthesis of marine antifeedants and medicinal candidates
- a synthetic examination of incorrectly proposed structures of biomolecules
- reflections on science as a human endeavor
Drawing on a career of almost 50 years researching and teaching this subject, Kenji Mori's Chemical Synthesis of Hormones, Pheromones and Other Bioregulators is a must-have textbook for students and researchers of organic synthesis and natural products, and a stimulating and inspiring account of a distinguished chemical career.