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About the Book Biomolecules also known as Molecules of Life are naturally occurring biogenic substances that are essential for sustaining life processes. They are both produced and consumed by living organisms. Biomolecules constitute a number of organic and inorganic compounds. They are a major component of biological processes which is why understanding them is crucial.
This book is the perfect primer for students of biochemistry and biology. Furthermore, it can be the ideal reference book for teachers of the same subjects. The book provides comprehensive information on a wide variety of biomolecules ranging from amino acids and carbohydrates to porphyrins and alkaloids.
A one stop work with complete information about biogenic substances, Biomolecules: Chemistry of Living System is a must have for all pertinent college, university, departmental, public and personal libraries.
ABOUT the Author
V.K. Ahluwalia worked as Professor of Chemistry, Delhi University for more than three decades and taught Graduate, Postgraduate and MPhil students. He has guided about 70 students for M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees and has independently published upwards of 250 research papers in National and International Journals. He is regarded as a leading subject expert in chemistry and allied subjects. He has also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow between 1960-1962 and worked with renowned global names such as Prof. Harold Shechter at the Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University, USA and Professor Herbert C. Brown, Nobel Laureate at the Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, USA as a Visiting Professor. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research University of Delhi, Delhi. He has authored a number of books on Reaction Mechanism, Green Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Organic Synthesis. His book on Green Chemistry: Environmentally Benign Reaction is winner of 2009 Choice Award for an Outstanding Academic Title