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Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, Vol. 93

  • A. Douglas Kinghorn
  • Heinz Falk
  • Junichi Kobayashi
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sajeli A. Begum, Mahendra Sahai, Anil B. Ray
    Pages 1-70
  3. Edda Gössinger
    Pages 71-210
  4. Marta Luzhetska, Johannes Härle, Andreas Bechthold
    Pages 211-237
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-264

About this book

Introduction

Lignans, by convention, are a group of natural products that are formed by linking two phenylpropanoid units (C C units) by oxidative coupling. Most importantly, in 6 3 a lignan, two (C C units) are bound through the central carbon of their side chains, 6 3 0 i. e. the 8 and 8 positions (1, 2). The occurrence of C C -dimers, linked at sites other 6 3 0 than the 8–8 positions, is also known and these compounds have been termed neolignans (3, 4). As these two groups of compounds have close structural as well as biosynthetic relationships, they are often associated together and incorporated under the general term “lignan” (5). The diverse structural categorization of true lignans and of a few neolignans is presented in Fig. 1. Through the years, several review articles or books covering different facets of lignans, including their ch- istry (6, 7), biogenesis (8), synthesis (9), and biological activities (10) have been published. Enduring research for the investigation of secondary metabolites of plants has evidenced some compounds that are biogenetically related to true lignans or neolignans but bear some features not discerned in conventional lignans. These compounds or groups of compounds have been termed as “non-conventional lignans”, and include coumarinolignans, ?avonolignans, and stilbenolignans. The non-conventional lignans, like the conventional ones, have two C C units linked 6 3 together but have additional structural features to place them also under the category of coumarins, ?avonoids, or stilbenes.

Keywords

biochemistry chemistry natural product polymer synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Inst. Medical Sciences, Dept. Medicinal ChemistryBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Inst. Organische ChemieUniversität WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Inst. Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften, LS für Pharmazeutische Biologie undUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  4. 4.Inst. Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften, LS für Pharmazeutische Biologie undUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  5. 5.Inst. Medical Sciences, Dept. Medicinal ChemistryBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  6. 6.Inst. Medical Sciences, Dept. Medicinal ChemistryBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Douglas Kinghorn
    • Heinz Falk
      • Junichi Kobayashi

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        Bibliographic information

        • Book Title Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, Vol. 93
        • Authors Mahendra Sahai
          Edda Gössinger
          Marta Luzhetska
          Johannes Härle
          Sajeli A. Begum
          Anil B. Ray
        • Editors A. Douglas Kinghorn
          Heinz Falk
          Junichi Kobayashi
        • Series Title Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
        • Series Abbreviated Title Forts.Chemie org.Naturstoffe
        • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-0140-7
        • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2010
        • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
        • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
        • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7091-0139-1
        • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1107-9
        • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-0140-7
        • Series ISSN 0071-7886
        • Edition Number 1
        • Number of Pages XVI, 264
        • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
        • Topics Organic Chemistry
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