Uniting the key organic topics of total synthesis and efficient synthetic methodologies, this book clearly overviews synthetic strategies and tactics applied in total synthesis, demonstrating how the total synthesis of natural products enables scientific and drug discovery.
•Focuses on efficiency, a fundamental and important issue in natural products synthesis that makes natural product synthesis a powerful tool in biological and pharmaceutical science
•Describes new methods like organocatalysis, multicomponent and cascade reactions, and biomimetic synthesis
•Appeals to graduate students with two sections at the end of each chapter illustrating key reactions, strategies, tactics, and concepts; and good but unfinished total synthesis (synthesis of core structure) before the last section
•Compiles examples of solid phase synthesis and continuing flow chemistry-based total synthesis which are very relevant and attractive to industry R&D professionals
Keywords: organic synthesis, natural products, asymmetric catalysis, biocatalysis and organocatalysis, biologically active compounds and natural products, drug discovery, drug design and drug development, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry (Chemical Biology), Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry (Chemical Biology)