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I: Structure and Reactivity of Carbohydrate Radicals

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    Radical reactions provide a varied and powerful means for transforming carbohydrates. The importance of these reactions has steadily grown over the past several decades. Al­though the study and investigation of new reactions continue, an increasing amount of effort is directed toward ap­pli­cation of radical reactions to synthesis of carbohydrates and carbo­hy­drate-containing materials. Much of this effort is concerned with preparation of biologically active compounds. There is also considerable interest in determining the roles of radical reactions of carbohydrates in living systems. As this turn toward applying and understanding radical reactions in bio­log­ical settings takes place, the time is right to consolidate what is known about car­bo­hydrate radicals. This consolidation is what takes place in Structure and Reactivity of Carbohydrate Radicals.


    Roger W. Binkley (Cleveland State University) and Edith R. Binkley (Cleveland Heights-University Heights school system)

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