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Natural Product Extraction: Principles and Applications

Series: RSC Green Chemistry

By: Mauricio A Rostagno (Editor), Juliana M Prado (Editor)

516 pages, 516 colour illustrations

Royal Society of Chemistry

Hardback | May 2013 | #217310 | ISBN-13: 9781849736060
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NHBS Price: £159.99 $195/€179 approx

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Natural products are sought after by the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, and research continues into their potential for new applications. Extraction of natural products in an economic and environmentally-friendly way is of high importance to all industries involved. Natural Product Extraction presents a holistic and in-depth view of the techniques available for extracting natural products, with modern and more environmentally-benign methods, such as ultrasound and supercritical fluids discussed alongside conventional methods.

Examples and case studies are presented, along with the decision-making process needed to determine the most appropriate method. Where appropriate, scale-up and process integration is discussed. Relevant to researchers in academia and industry, and students aiming for either career path, Natural Product Extraction presents a handy digest of the current trends and latest developments in the field with concepts of Green Chemistry in mind.


- Uses and applications of extracts from natural sources
- Extraction of natural products: Principles and fundamental aspects Introduction
- Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction
- Microwave assisted extraction
- Accelerated liquid extraction
- Supercritical Fluid Extraction
- Recent trends and perspectives for the extraction of natural products
- Post-Extraction Processes. Improvement of Functional Characteristics of Extracts
- Isolation and purification of natural products
- Scale-up of Extraction Processes
- Integration of Pressurized Fluids-Based Technologies for Natural Products Processing
- Economic Aspects

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Mauricio Rostagno is an analytical chemist based at the University of Campinas, Brazil. His research interests include modern extraction and analysis technqiues and materials, phytochemicals and natural products.

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