Carbohydrate Building Blocks
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Bols delivers an original and effective presentation that unravels secrets from carbohydrate chemistry. He specifically describes which carbohydrates are best used in Synthesis and how to obtain them. The first half of this indispensable reference contains a dictionary-like list of compounds that can be prepared in a few steps from commercially cheap carbohydrates. The latter section describes which carbohydrates are commercially and inexpensively available along with the chemistry that can be used to convert them into useful building blocks.


MIKAEL BOLS is Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at Aarhus University in Denmark. Formerly an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at The Technical University of Denmark, where he obtained his PhD in 1988, he also worked for two years as a research chemist for Leo Pharmaceuticals.


The Raw Materials.

Carbohydrate Acetal Derivatives.

Other Selectively Protected Sugars.

Oxidation Products: Aldonic Acids and Lactones.

Reduction Products: Carbohydrate Polyols.

1,6-Anhydro sugars.

Unsaturated Sugars.

Products of Base Treatment.

Products of Acid Treatment.


Miscellaneous Carbohydrate Products.

Compendium of Building Blocks.