Advances in Extraction and Applications of Bioactive Phytochemicals

Advances in Extraction and Applications of Bioactive Phytochemicals

1st Edition - January 20, 2023

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  • Authors: Mihir Purkait, Dibyajyoti Haldar, Prangan Duarah
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443185359

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Advances in Extraction and Applications of Bioactive Phytochemicals presents comprehensive and systematic coverage of extraction techniques for bioactive phytochemical compounds and their delivery and therapeutic effectiveness. Sections focus on the pharmaceutical industry’s perspective, aiming at compiling recent advances of natural products in the field of drug delivery, including a brief overview of plant-based bioactive molecules, utilization of different plant elements for the extraction of phytochemicals, a compilation of conventional extraction approaches, advanced extraction methods, including Supercritical carbon-dioxide extraction, computational methods to improve production, drug delivery aspects of bioactive phytochemicals, their therapeutic effectiveness, and more. This book is a complete reference targeted at pharma researchers in academic and corporate environments and those willing to apply the most current extraction methods and health applications. Researchers in medicinal chemistry and chemical engineering will also benefit from this comprehensive resource.

Key Features

  • Offers a consistent compilation of the most current phytochemical extraction techniques
  • Includes detailed protocols for extraction
  • Covers the main classes of naturally occurring bioactive phytochemical compounds


Graduate students, researchers in phytopharmacology and pharmacognosy; Graduate students and researchers in pharmaceutical chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Pharmaceutical prospects of plant-based bioactive molecules
    2. Utilization of plants and their different portions for the extraction of bioactive phytochemicals and their high throughput screening techniques
    3. Conventional approaches for the extraction of bioactive compounds for pharmaceutical applications
    4. Advancement in bioactive compound extraction from natural products for pharmaceutical applications
    5. Neoteric solvents for extraction of bioactive phytochemicals
    6. Application and effectiveness of computational methods in improving the production of bioactive phytochemicals
    7. Advances in encapsulation strategies for bioactive phytochemicals
    8. Applications of herb-derived bioactive phytochemicals
    9. Pharmacological and therapeutic aspects of various medicinal plants
    10. Applications of plant-derived metal nanoparticles in pharmaceuticals
    11. Patents on naturally derived pharmaceuticals

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 20, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443185359

About the Authors

Mihir Purkait

Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait PhD is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chair Professor of National Jal Jeevan Mission, Dean of Alumni and External Affairs, and former Head of Centre for the Environment at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). Prior to joining as faculty at IITG (2004), he received his Ph.D. and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) after completing his B.Tech and B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta. He has received several awards like; Dr. A.V. Rama Rao Foundation’s Best Ph.D. Thesis and Research Award in Chemical Engineering from IIChE (2007), BOYSCAST Fellow award (2009-10) from the DST, Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Engineers (India, 2009), Young Scientist Medal award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2009). Prof. Purkait is a Fellow of several academic and professional body/societies. His current research activities are focused in four distinct areas viz. i) advanced separation technologies, ii) waste to energy, iii) smart materials for various applications, and iv) process intensification. In each of the areas, his goal is to synthesis stimuli responsive materials and to develop a more fundamental understanding of the factors governing the performance of the chemical and biochemical processes. He has around 20 years of experience in academics and research and published more than 250 papers in different reputed journals (Citation: >12000, h-index = 64, 10 index = 152). He has 10 patents and completed 35 sponsored and consultancy projects from various funding agencies. Prof. Purkait has guided 20 Ph.D. students. He is the author of 10 books and several book chapters published in reputed Internal journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair Professor, National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), Govt of India, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

Dibyajyoti Haldar

Dr. Dibyajyoti Haldar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (Deemed to be University), Coimbatore, India. He is a former Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Environment, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India. He obtained his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Agartala (NITA), India, and his M.Tech in Environmental Science and Technology from the National Institute of Technology Durgapur (NITDGP), India. His research work includes conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars, enzymatic hydrolysis, biofuels, formation of value-added products derived from agricultural wastes and processes kinetics and modelling. He has published more than 20 scientific research and review papers in various reputed International journals. He is the author of several book chapters and two books (ISBN: 9780128188019 and ISBN: 9780128235348) published in Elsevier. Dr. Haldar is the Review Editor for Frontiers in Chemistry journal (SCI indexed) in the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Section. He is the recipient of Most Cited Review Paper Award for his review article “A review on the production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass through conventional and enzymatic route–A comparison” published & downloaded for the period 2016-2020 in International Journal of Green Energy organized by 13th International Green Energy Conference on 18th July, 2021 in Beijing, China. He also received International Teaching Excellence Award in Biochemical Engineering in Global Annual Education & Research Excellence Awards 2021 by Centre for Professional Advancement (CPACE, AP) on 18th December 2021. During his Ph.D., he received the Best Oral Presentation Award in a one-day workshop on ''Current Trends in Scientific Research" at Research Scholars' Day 2018 organized by the National Institute of Technology Agartala, India. He is a potential reviewer of various SCI-indexed International journals. He attended several conferences of National and International repute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Prangan Duarah

Prangan Duarah is a doctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Environment in the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. He worked on a research project at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, before joining IIT Guwahati as a research fellow. He graduated from North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, India, with a B.Tech in Energy Engineering. His current field of studies focuses on naturally-derived pharmaceutical compounds and green nanomaterial synthesis for various applications. He is a recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF), which is given to the country's most outstanding research scholars as a token of encouragement to pursue their research. He has published more than five journal papers and several book chapters in peer-reviewed international publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Prime Minister’s Research fellow, Centre for the Environment, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India

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