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Structural chemistry of small molecules of biological interest

The results from crystallographic studies of small molecules of biological interest have enriched the knowledgebase widely used in various areas of molecular sciences. This includes, but is not limited to, understanding biomacromolecular interactions, crystal and molecular engineering, structure based drug design, computational chemistry and molecular modelling, and the design of novel functional materials.

Editors: Dr Simon Coles, Prof Packianathan Thomas Muthiah

  1. Cytosine is a biologically important compound owing to its natural occurrence as a component of nucleic acids. Cytosine plays a crucial role in DNA/RNA base pairing, through several hydrogen-bonding patterns, ...

    Authors: Gustavo Portalone
    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:51
  2. The spiro- indole-pyrrolidine ring system is a frequently encountered structural motif in many biologically important and pharmacologically relevant alkaloids. The derivatives of spirooxindole ring systems are...

    Authors: Jeyaperumal Kalyana Sundar, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Jeyaraman Sivamani, Subbu Perumal and Subramanian Natarajan
    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:45