Description

Natural products play an integral and ongoing role in promoting numerous aspects of scientific advancement, and many aspects of basic research programs are intimately related to natural products. With articles written by leading authorities in their respective fields of research, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 37 presents current frontiers and future guidelines for research based on important discoveries made in the field of bioactive natural products. It is a valuable source for researchers and engineers working in natural products and medicinal chemistry.

Key Features

  • Describes the chemistry of bioactive natural products
  • Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field
  • A valuable source for researchers and engineers working in natural product and medicinal chemistry

Readership

Natural product chemists, medicinal chemists, pharmacologists as well as researchers in academia and the pharmaceutical industry

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Chapter 1 Botanical Medicines for Diuresis

Introduction

Methods

Findings

Discussion

Conclusion

Chapter 2 The Artemisia L. Genus

Introduction

Ethnopharmacological Uses of Artemisia Species

Sesquiterpene Lactones from Artemisia Genus

Pharmacological Activity of Artemisia Genus

Anti-inflammatory and Immunosuppressive Activities

Antitumour Activity

Abbreviations

Chapter 3 Secondary Metabolites with Antinematodal Activity from Higher Plants

Introduction

Aliphatics

Polyacetylenes

Polythiophenes

Furans and Tetrahydrofurans

Terpenoids

Quassinoids

Steroids

Phenols and Phenolic Acids

Phenylpropanoids and Lignans

Flavonoids

Coumarins

Lactones

Alkaloids

Isothiocyanates and Glucosinolates

Cyanogenic Glycosides

Other Compounds

Concluding Remarks

Chapter 4 Beneficial Health Effects of Bioactive Compounds Present in Spices and Aromatic Herbs

Introduction

Monoterpenes

Phenolics Acids

Flavonoids

Conclusions

Chapter 5 Bioactive Plant Isoprenoids

Overview of Terpenoids

Menthol (Monoterpene)

Artemisinin (Sesquiterpene)

Taxol (Diterpene)

Ginsenosides (triterpenes)

Carotenoids (Tetraterpenes)

Abbreviations

Chapter 6 Trypanocidal Monoterpenes

Introduction

Structure–Activity Relationships for Trypanocidal Monoterpenes

Conclusion

Abbreviations

Chapter 7 Plant and Fungi 3,4-Dihydroisocoumarins

Introduction

Plants

Fungi

Marine Source

Pharmacological and Biological Activity

DHIC from Animal Origin

Chapter 8 The Modern Analytical Determination of B

Details

No. of pages:
438
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780444595140
Electronic ISBN:
9780444595157

About the editor

Atta-ur- Rahman

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS, D.Phil., TI, SI HI, NI, is a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, especially renowned for his research in the various areas relating to natural product chemistry. With over 909 publications in the field of his expertise including 116 books largely published by leading publishers in Europe and USA and 27 patents, he is also credited for reviving the higher education and research practices in Pakistan. Prof. Rahman was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (London) in July 2006 thereby becoming one of the 4 scientists from the Muslim world to have ever won this honor in the last 350 years when the Royal Society was established. He is also the only scientist from the Muslim world to have been conferred the UNESCO Science Prize in 1999.[11] He has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including the degree of Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) by Cambridge University (UK) (1987) and an Honorary degree of Doctor of Education by Coventry University UK in November 2007. He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, UK in 2007. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was conferred the TWAS Prize for Institution Building in Durban, South Africa in October 2009 in recognition of his contributions for bringing about revolutionary changes in the higher education sector in Pakistan. He was awarded the Engro Excellence Award in Science & Technology 2011 for meritorious contributions. He is President of Network of Academies of Sciences of Islamic Countries (NASIC) and the Vice-President (Central & South Asia) of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Council, and Foreign Fellow of Korean Academy of Sciences. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was the President of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2003–06), and was again elected President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences in January 2011. He was the Federal Minister for Science and Technology (14 March 2000 – 20 November 2002), Federal M

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Karachi, Pakistan

Reviews

"...each chapter is well-written and extensively referenced."--JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
"...is a valuable collection of recent synthetic endeavors for organic chemists who find the strategy and execution of a total synthesis appealing and interesting."--JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
"... The chapters are well-written, have good, clear structures, and the final products reflect a characteristically well produced volume."-- INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACOGNOSY
"...the chapters are impressively up-to-date, with many literature references."-- FITOTERAPIA