CONTENTS:- Preface; Steroids; Terpenoids; Fatty lipids and Prostaglandins; Alkaloids; Amino Acids and proteins; Nucleic Acids; Carbohydrates; Plant and insect growth regulators; Phenolic compounds; Natural dyes; Anti-bacterials and Marine Organisms; Vitamins and Hormones.
Research in natural products has advanced tremendously in chemistry, life, food, and material sciences. Natural products are ubiquitous in our everyday lives. They are active constituents of many medicines, vitamins, food additives, flavours and fragrances, agrochemicals and pesticides.
Till now there has been no comprehensive book for students on various topics covered by various university syllabi. This text aims to provide an easy to read overview of the subject. Each chapter begins with a general introduction, nomenclature occurrence, isolation, detection, structure elucidation both by degradation & spectroscopic techniques, biosynthesis, synthesis, biological activity and commercial application, if any, of the compounds mentioned.