Organic Mechanisms with Biochemistry Examples

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Contents

ALDEHYDES & KETONES

Acetal Formation

Glucose Ring Formation

Glycoside Bond Formation

Imine Formation

Formation of Transaminase–PLP Schiff Base

Formation of Schiff Base - Transaldolase with Sedoheptulose-7-Phosphate

Enamine Formation

Cyanohydrin Formation

Kilani-Fischer Synthesis of D-Glucose and D-Mannose from D-Arabinose

Oxidation of Aldehydes & Ketones

Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate Dehydrogenase

Tollens' Test

Reduction of Aldehydes & Ketones

β-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase

Keto-Enol Tautomerism

Triose Phosphate Isomerase

Ribulose-5-Phosphate 3-Epimerase and Ribulose-5-Phosphate Isomerase

Pyruvate Carboxylase

Imine-Enamine Tautomerism

Transketolase

Transaldolase

Aldol Addition

Aldolase

ALCOHOLS

Oxidation of Alcohols Malate Dehydrogenase

SN1 Substitution of Alcohols

SN2 Substitution of Alcohols

Mesylate and Tosylate Leaving Groups

Nucleotidyl Leaving Group in Glycogen Synthase

Silyl Protecting Groups

DMT Protecting Group in Solid Phase DNA Synthesis

CARBOXYLIC ACIDS & DERIVATIVES

Hydrolysis of an Ester in Base - Saponification

Aminolysis of an Ester

Esterification of an Anhydride

Chymotrypsin

Acyl CoA Synthetase

Triglyceride Synthesis

Nitrile Hydrolysis

Reduction of Carboxylic Acids & Derivatives

HMG-CoA Reductase

Decarboxylation of a β-Keto Acid

Decarboxylation of an α-Keto Acid by α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase

Alpha Addition - Hell Volhard Zelinsky Reaction

Retro Alpha Addition - β-Keto Thiolase

Formation and Use of a Carboxylate Nucleophile

Glutamine Synthetase

Lactones & Lactams

Irreversible Inhibition of Transpeptidase by Penicillin

PHENOLS

Quinol-Quinone Oxidation-Reduction

Reduction of Ubiquinone by

Succinate Dehydrogenase

HETEROCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS

Reduction of NAD+

Reduction of Flavin

ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS

Phosphoryl Transfer

Hexokinase

UDP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase

APPENDIX A - METABOLIC PATHWAYS

Glycolysis

Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Mechanism

Citric Acid Cycle

Gluconeogenesis

Pentose Phosphate Pathway

Triglyceride Breakdown & Fatty Acid Oxidation

Urea Cycle

APPENDIX B - COENZYME STRUCTURES

APPENDIX C - AMINO ACID SYNTHESIS

Strecker Synthesis

Gabriel Synthesis

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