Natural Products Chemistry III

  • Atta-ur-Rahman
  • Philip William Le Quesne
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-3
  2. Geoffrey A. Cordell, Gábor Blaskó, Matthias O. Hamburger, Ze-Yuan Luo, Helga Shieh, David C. Lankin et al.
    Pages 19-42
  3. R. C. Cambie, P. C. Ho, K. Netzke, W. Schoenfelder, F. Snatzke, G. Snatzke et al.
    Pages 67-87
  4. B. Fraser-Reid, R. Mootoo, V. Date, S. Handa
    Pages 89-106
  5. I. Ugi, J. Achatz, M. Baumgartner-Rupnik, B. Danzer, C. Fleck, G. Glahsl et al.
    Pages 107-133
  6. Csaba Szántay, György Kalaus, Lajos Szabó, Mária Incze, Zsuzsanna Kardos-Balogh, Ferenc Sóti
    Pages 175-186
  7. Ichiya Ninomiya
    Pages 187-213
  8. Jan Bergman, Benjamin Pelcman
    Pages 215-234
  9. L. Castedo, E. Guitián
    Pages 235-245
  10. R. Verpoorte, R. van der Heijden, J. Schripsema, T. van der Leer, E. J. M. Pennings, P. A. A. Harkes et al.
    Pages 257-273
  11. John M. Cassady, Ching-jer Chang, R. Graham Cooks
    Pages 291-304
  12. Günter Billen, Ulrich Karl, Thomas Scholl, Klaus Dieter Stroech, W. Steglich
    Pages 305-315
  13. Herbert Budzikiewicz
    Pages 317-333
  14. Viqar Uddin Ahmad, Mohammad Shaiq Ali, Nasreen Bano, Shaheen Bano, Ayjaz Fatima, Iqbal Fatima et al.
    Pages 355-358
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 359-374

About these proceedings


Natural product chemistry has undergone an explosive growth during the latter half of the current century. This has been brought about by a number of factors. One of these has been the growing number of sub­ stances from natural sources which display interesting pharmacological activities. These include antibiotics, anti-tumor agents, immunostimu­ lants, drugs affecting the cardiovascular and central nervous systems, analgesics etc. Another factor has been the improvements made in the technology of isolation processes which includes the development of such techniques as high pressure liquid chromatography which has al­ lowed the rapid isolation of substances which were previously diffi­ cult to obtain by classical procedures. The most important factor has been the development of new spectrosopic techniques which have opened up whole new vistas in this exciting field. Prominent in these advan­ ces has been the advent of powerful superconducting magnets with very stable magnetic fields, and pulse NMR in which the duration, direction and phases of pulses can be accurately controlled by means of mini­ computers. These have heralded the advent of two-dimensional NMR spec­ troscopy which has now come to be routinely employed in unravelling complex structures. No less important, though somewhat less dramatic, have been the advances made in the field of mass spectroscopy where new ionization techniques such as positive and negative fast atom bom­ bardment, field desorption, chemical ionization etc. have allowed the mass spectra of larger non-volatile substances to be recorded. The field of organic synthesis has seen equally rapid advances.


alkaloids analgesics biochemistry cancer chemistry development growth metabolism natural products nitrogen plant plants research

Editors and affiliations

  • Atta-ur-Rahman
    • 1
  • Philip William Le Quesne
    • 2
  1. 1.HEJ Research Institute of ChemistryUniversity of KarachiKarachi-32Pakistan
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74019-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74017-6
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