Phytochemical Dictionary: A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds From Plants

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9780850667363: Phytochemical Dictionary: A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds From Plants
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The purpose of this handbook is to provide information on the chemical structure and class of those natural organic compounds which are the products of the primary and secondary metabolism which occurs in plants.; The book is organized in an alphabetic format and each compound is listed by its trivial, well-known name and any synonyms and there is a clear indication of the class and subclass to which it belongs. The natural occurrence is covered by a short list of major sources plant name and family with an indication of the frequency of occurrence. The chemical structure, molecular weight and formula, biological activity and use by man are also provided.

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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 chemistry.

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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 Analysis

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Published by CRC Press (1993)
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