Natural Products Chemistry: Sources, Separations, and Structures by Raymond Cooper and George Nicola, 2014.
This book describes the whole cycle of acquiring natural products from farm to final compound, backed up by case studies drawn from industry and research applications. It broadens the scope of applications and draws upon examples from various sources. Natural products chemistry, as taught today, draws its examples mainly from marine chemistry or plant chemistry; however, there is also a fascinating and rich world of fermented (microbial and algal) products leading to complex structures. Thus, the book draws upon examples from the microbial world and from insects too. Therefore, this is a source of bioactive metabolites, not traditionally available in academic settings. It provides a practical guide to the process of collecting a compound from nature, isolating the active ingredient, and taking it all the way through the steps required to prepare it into vital medicine. Softcover, 206 pages. ON SALE