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.