Phytochemical Dictionary

Phytochemical Dictionary : A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants

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A vast array of natural organic compounds, the products of primary and secondary metabolism, occur in plants. This dictionary provides basic information, including structural formulae, on plant constituents. It profiles over 3000 substances from phenolics and alkaloids through carbohydrates and plant glycosides to oils and triterpenoids. For each substance, the author presents the trivial name, synonyms, structural type, chemical structure showing stereochemistry, molecular weight and formula, natural occurrence, biological activity and commercial or other use. Key references are provided for each class and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 976 pages
  • 218 x 298 x 56mm | 2,340.57g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0748406204
  • 9780748406203

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"... an excellent primary source to alert one to known bioactivity in a group of compounds. It should be a much used text in any laboratory where the discovery and study of biologically active compounds is important." - Biochemical Systematics and Ecology - "... its acquistion for any group dealing reglarly with phytochemicals would be a good investment." - Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology - "... invaluable for those of us involved in reading the vast literature concerning plant natural products ... a delightful volume which certainly deserves a place in the office of every phytochemist." - Phytochemical Analysisshow more

About Herbert Baxter

Jeffery B. Harborne is Professor and Head of the department of Botany (School of Plant Sciences) at the University of Reading, and is editor-in-chief of the international journal of plant biochemistry, Phytochemistry - Herbert Baxter, formerly at the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in London, is a consultant Information Scientist - Gerard Moss is a Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. He works extensively on Organic Chemical Nomenclature for IUPAC, IUBMB, and BPC, as well as researching natural product more

Table of contents

Carbohydrates and Lipids. Nitrogen-Containing Compounds (excluding Alkaloids). Alkaloids. Phenolics. more

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