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Phytochemical Dictionary: A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants

Edited By: Jeffrey B Harborne, Herbert Baxter and Gerard P Moss

976 pages, no illustrations

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #82968 | ISBN: 0748406204
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About this book

Covers about 3000 substances from phenolics and alkaloids through carbohydrates and plant glycosides to essential oils and triterpenoids. This new and expanded edition contains fully-updated references and greater coverage of new flavour compounds and antifungal agents.
`...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.

... 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


Contents

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

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Biography

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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