Description

This series is world-renowned as the leading compilation of current reviews of this vast field. Internationally acclaimed for more than forty years, The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Biology, founded by the late Professor R.H.F. Manske, continues to provide outstanding coverage of this rapidly expanding field. Each volume provides, through its distinguished authors, up-to-date and detailed coverage of particular classes or sources of alkaloids.

Key Features

* Up-to-date reviews on a large and very important group of natural products from both a chemical and biological perspective. * Comprehensive dynamic reviews written by the leading authors in the respective fields. * Broader coverage than before on the biological aspects.

Readership

For chemists, pharmacologists and biochemists

Table of Contents

Preface (Geoffrey A. Cordell)
Protoberberine Alkaloids (Emidio Vasconcelos Leitao da-Cunha et al.).
The Stemona Alkaloids (Ronaldo A. Pilli et al.).
Alkaloids of the Hernandiaceae: Occurrence and a Compilation of their Biological Activities (Lucia M. Conserva, José Maria Barbosa Filho).

Details

No. of pages:
276
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124695627
Electronic ISBN:
9780080924540

About the editor

Geoffrey A. Cordell

Professor Emeritus Geoffrey A. Cordell obtained his Ph.D. in synthetic natural product chemistry at the University of Manchester in 1970. After two years as a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, M.I.T., he joined the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). A Professor since 1980, he served as a Department Head for 12 years and as Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy for almost three years, as well as holding several other senior academic and research administrative positions at the Department, College, and Campus levels. He was the Co-founder of the US - Thai Consortium for Pharmacy Education, which developed and trained faculty for six new schools of pharmacy in Thailand. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007. Since 1983, he has served as President of Natural Products Inc., a consulting company. He is the author of about 600 research publications, book chapters, comprehensive reviews and professional publications; is the author of two books, with three more in progress; the editor of 37 books, including 29 volumes in the series “The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Biology”; is Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines; and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of 26 international scientific journals. He is a former President of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and is also an Honorary Member. In 1981, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Munich with Professor Hildebert Wagner. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society, the Linnean Society of London, the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. In addition to assisting international organizations and corporations in several countries around the world to develop their research and academic programs, he is an Honorary Professor at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; and at Amity University, Noida, India. He is also a Visiting Professor at uni

Affiliations and Expertise

Natural Products Inc., Evanston, IL, USA