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Carbohydrate building blocks by Mikael Bols

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Published by J. Wiley in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Carbohydrates.,
  • Stereoisomers -- Synthesis.,
  • Carbohydrates -- chemistry -- handbooks.,
  • Stereoisomers -- handbooks.,
  • Chemistry, Organic -- handbooks.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementMikael Bols.
LC ClassificationsQD321 .B73 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 182 p. :
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL784399M
ISBN 100471133396
LC Control Number95016543

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This book is on carbohydrates-the essential molecules that give you energy. They are the building blocks of life. This book delivers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of carbohydrate chemistry. The molecules are sometimes sugars, i.e. "sweet," hence the subtitle "The Sweet Molecules of Life.". The first class of biomolecules we will discuss are the carbohydrates. These molecules are comprised of the elements carbon (C), hydrogen (H), and oxygen (O). Commonly, these molecules are known. Half of the book is a dictionary-like list of compounds that can be prepared form commercially cheap carbohydrates. The other half describes which carbohydrates are commercially available inexpensively and the chemistry that can be used to convert them into useful building blocks. All carbohydrates have something in common: They are built out of sugar molecules. Sugar molecules can exist separately as single units, or they can join together in pairs to form double sugars. The scientific term for a single sugar is monosaccharide. The double-sugar units are known as disaccharides. Many sugar molecules can join together in [ ].

High-Yield Terms. Carbohydrate: any organic molecule composed exclusively of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen where the hydrogen-to-oxygen ratio is usually , biological synonym is saccharide, commonly called sugars Saccharide: synonym for carbohydrate in biological systems, lay terminology is sugar Aldose: a monosaccharide that contains only one aldehyde (–CH=O) group per molecule. Essentials of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry 3rd Edition Synthetic carbohydrates are important food additives, building blocks for polymers and have also been used as drugs. Concise yet complete, this is a succinct introduction to the topic, covering both basic chemistry as well as such advanced topics as high-throughput analytics Reviews: 4. -Building blocks of other carbohydrates-Mainly monosaccharides and disaccharides-Examples: Glucose/dextrose, maltose, sucrose, sugar, fructose, corn syrup. Starches-Glucose polymer (Amylose and Amylopectin)-Thickening -Corn starch, modified corn . A carbohydrate (/ k ɑːr b oʊ ˈ h aɪ d r eɪ t /) is a biomolecule consisting of carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atoms, usually with a hydrogen–oxygen atom ratio of (as in water) and thus with the empirical formula C m (H 2 O) n (where m may be different from n).This formula holds true for exceptions exist; for example, deoxyribose, a sugar component of.

  This book removes the obstacles to using many carbohydrate products and derivatives and provides a broad introduction to implementing the organic synthesis of chiral compounds. Unlike any other book on the subject, Carbohydrate Building Blocks features a compendium of compounds that can be prepared from inexpensive materials by following a few Author: Mikael Bols. Learn term:sugars = building blocks of carbohydrates with free interactive flashcards. Choose from different sets of term:sugars = building blocks of carbohydrates flashcards on Quizlet. Each of the building blocks and their polymeric forms has at least one major role to play in the chemistry of life. Most are quite versatile, serving several functions. Let us take a look at the building blocks of biochemistry: Sugars, or carbohydrates are molecules that follow the form C x (H 2 O) y. A simple sugar can serve as an energy. Compare the building blocks of complex carbohydrates and those of proteins. Carbohydrate building blocks are starches and ceelluose. The building blocks of proteins are amino acids (found in muscle, hair, skin, and finger nails).