Molecules That Changed the World

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  • Published: Feb 6, 2008
  • Author: K. C. Nicolaou, Tamsyn Montagnon
  • ISBN: 978-3-527309-83-2
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Extent: 385 pages
  • Click here to buy the book
  • Channels: Ion Chromatography / Detectors / Laboratory Informatics / HPLC / Electrophoresis / Gas Chromatography / Sample Preparation / Proteomics & Genomics / Proteomics / Chemometrics & Informatics / Infrared Spectroscopy / Raman / Atomic / X-ray Spectrometry / Base Peak / NMR Knowledge Base / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / MRI Spectroscopy
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K.C. Nicolaou - Winner of the Nemitsas Prize 2014 in Chemistry

Here, the best-selling author and renowned researcher, K. C. Nicolaou, presents around 40 natural products that all have an enormous impact on our everyday life. Printed in full color throughout with a host of pictures, this book is written in the author's very enjoyable and distinct style, such that each chapter is full of interesting and entertaining information on the facts, stories and people behind the scenes. Molecules covered span the healthy and useful, as well as the much-needed and extremely toxic, including Aspirin, urea, camphor, morphine, strychnine, penicillin, vitamin B12, Taxol, Brevetoxin and quinine.
A veritable pleasure to read.

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