Carbohydrate Chemistry: Chemical and Biological Approaches, Volume 45
In many fields, most notably medicine and molecular biology, the understanding of the structure and function of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates remains vital. This new volume contains critical reviews covering the latest findings in both chemical and biological sciences, and demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of modern carbohydrate research. This book addresses diverse applications that continue to be major challenges for carbohydrate chemists. The book starts with a review of Gérard Descotes contribution to the field as a pioneer of French modern carbohydrate chemistry. Green nanocatalytic oxidation of free sugars, photosensitive glycomacrocycles, the application of disaccharides in supramolecular chemistry, recent advances in the radiation chemistry of polysaccharides, and the cell wall pectic rhamnogalacturonan II, an enigma in plant glycobiology are just some of the diverse topics presented in Volume 45. This set of reports will certainly benefit any researcher who wishes to learn about the latest developments in the carbohydrate field.