Polyphenols in Plants

Isolation, Purification and Extract Preparation

Edited by

  • Ronald Watson, Professor of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

Polyphenols in Plants assists plant scientists and dietary supplement producers in assessing polyphenol content and factors affecting their composition. It also aids in selecting sources and regulating environmental conditions affecting yield for more consistent and function dietary supplements.

Polyphenols play key roles in the growth, regulation and structure of plants and vary widely within different plants. Stress, growth conditions and plant species modify polyphenol structure and content. This book describes techniques to identify, isolate and characterize polyphenols, taking mammalian toxicology into account as well.

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Book information

  • Published: February 2014
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397934-6


Table of Contents

Part 1: Modification by plant growth and environment

1. Cultivar and production effects on bioactive polyphenols

2. Plant polyphenol profiles as a tool for traceability and valuable support to biodiversity

Section A: Stress and polyphenol in plants

3. Phenolic compounds and saponins in plants grown under different irrigation regimes

4. Lichen phenolics: environment effects

Section B: Plant systems of polyphenol modification

5. Modulation of plant endogenous antioxidant systems by polyphenols

6. Plant polyphenols: do they control freshwater planktonic nuisance phototrophs?

Part 2: Isolation and analysis of polyphenol structure

Section A: Analysis techniques for polyphenols

7. Gas chromatography - mass spectrometry analysis of polyphenols in foods

8. Novel techniques towards the identification of different classes of polyphenols

9. Characterization of polyphenolic profile of citrus fruit by HPLC/PDA/ESI/MS-MS

Section B: Isolation and extraction techniques

10. Non-extractable polyphenols in plant food: nature, isolation and analysis

11. Resin adsorption and ion exchange to recover and fractionate polyphenols

12. Polyphenolic compounds from flowers of Hibiscus: characterization and bioactivity

13. Hydrothermal processing on phenols and polyphenols vegetables

Part 3: Polyphenols identification and occurrence

14. Improved characterization of polyphenols using liquid chromatography

15. Characterization and quantification of polyphenols in fruits

16. Determination of polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidant capacity in seeds