Carotenoids – 4 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080209746, 9781483159928

Carotenoids – 4

1st Edition

Main Lectures Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Carotenoids, Berne, Switzerland, 25-29 August 1975

Editors: B. C. L. Weedon
eBook ISBN: 9781483159928
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 154
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Carotenoids — 4 brings together the main lectures presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Carotenoids held in Berne, Switzerland, on August 25-29, 1975. The papers explore a wide range of topics relating to carotenoids, including their carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra, stereochemistry, and biosynthesis. Carotenoid-protein complexes, carotenoid glycosides, xanthoxin and abscisic acid, and photoregulation of carotenoid biosynthesis in plants are also discussed. This book is comprised of 13 chapters and begins with an analysis of the carbon-13 NMR spectra of derivatives of beta-carotene, such as zeaxanthin, isozeaxanthin, violaxanthin, and alloxanthin. The reader is then introduced to carotenoid-protein complexes, with emphasis on the distinction between carotenoid-lipoglycoprotein complexes and astaxanthin-proteins in which the absorption band of the carotenoid is unaltered in shape. Subsequent chapters deal with carotenoid glycosides; the structures, chemical reactions, and stereochemistry of naturally occurring carotenoids; synthesis of carotenoids and related polyenes; and the apocarotenoid system of sex hormones and prohormones in Mucoraceous fungi. The early steps in and later reactions of carotenoid biosynthesis are also examined. The last chapter is devoted to the photoregulation of carotenoid biosynthesis in plants. This monograph will be a valuable source of information for chemists.

Table of Contents

Carbon-13 NMR Spectra of Carotenoids

Carotenoid-Protein Complexes

Carotenoid Glycosides

New Structures

Some Studies on the Stereochemistry of Carotenoids

Synthesis of Carotenoids and Related Polyenes

The Enol Ether Synthesis of Polyenes

The Technical Synthesis of Carotenoids

The Apocarotenoid System of Sex Hormones and Prohormones in Mucorales

Xanthoxin and Abscisic Acid

Carotenoid Biosynthesis—The Early Steps

Later Reactions of Carotenoid Biosynthesis

Photoregulation of Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Plants


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