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Natural Products in Chemical Industry

Natural Products in Chemical Industry

Bernd Schäfer

ISBN: 978-3-527-31287-0

450 pages

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Description

Schäfer's textbook offers a deep insight into modern research and development of those natural products, which are industrial key products. Each chapter displays the historical or social background of the natural product, it's biological activity, discovery and chemical improvement. In many cases the industrial synthesis is compared to the biosynthesis. Pros and cons compared to the synthetic routes in the laboratory are highlighted. Also modern aspects and future developments in natural product synthesis are presented. Furthermore the reader will learn the essential aspects and views in chemical and pharmaceutical industry, which are helpful at the beginning of an industrial career.
Introduction
Dyestuffs
Amino Acids
Drugs
Fragrances
Vitamins
Hormones
Agrochemicals