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Natural Products Isolation

  • Satyajit D. Sarker
  • Zahid Latif
  • Alexander I. Gray

Part of the Methods in Biotechnology book series (MIBT, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Satyajit D. Sarker, Zahid Latif, Alexander I. Gray
    Pages 1-25
  3. Véronique Seidel
    Pages 27-46
  4. Lutfun Nahar, Satyajit D. Sarker
    Pages 47-76
  5. Simon Gibbons
    Pages 77-116
  6. Raymond G. Reid, Satyajit D. Sarker
    Pages 117-157
  7. David G. Durham
    Pages 159-183
  8. James B. McAlpine, Patrick Morris
    Pages 185-211
  9. Satyajit D. Sarker, Lutfun Nahar
    Pages 233-267
  10. Alastair J. Florence, Norman Shankland, Andrea Johnston
    Pages 275-295
  11. William P. Jones, A. Douglas Kinghorn
    Pages 323-351
  12. Wael E. Houssen, Marcel Jaspars
    Pages 353-390
  13. Russell A. Barrow
    Pages 391-414
  14. Yuzuru Shimizu, Bo Li
    Pages 415-438
  15. Steven M. Martin, David A. Kau, Stephen K. Wrigley
    Pages 439-461
  16. Richard J. P. Cannell
    Pages 463-506
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 507-515

About this book


Building on the high reputation of the first edition of Natural Products Isolation, the authors have in this second edition not only significantly updated all the techniques to reflect recent advances in the field, but also added three new chapters on hyphenated techniques, purification by solvent extraction using partition coefficient, and isolation of microbial natural products. These readily reproducible methods make it possible for even the novice to extract, prepare, and isolate natural products from given source materials. The book includes not only powerful cutting-edge techniques, but also simple basic techniques that can save time and effort, as well as achieve results equivalent to using some of the more modern and expensive methodologies. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Biotechnology™ series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principles behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Up-to-date and highly practical, Natural Products Isolation, Second Edition, offers the aspiring natural products researcher all the information needed to attain mastery of essential methods and the more experienced investigator a useful reference guide to all the available techniques.


chromatography crystal extraction natural product

Editors and affiliations

  • Satyajit D. Sarker
    • 1
  • Zahid Latif
    • 2
  • Alexander I. Gray
    • 3
  1. 1.Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Research Group school of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Ulster at ColeraineColeraine, Northern IrelandUK
  2. 2.Molecular Nature Limited Plas Gogerddan, AberystwythWalesUK
  3. 3.Phytochemistry Research Lab Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgow, ScotlandUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Natural Products Isolation
  • Editors Satya D. Sarker
  • Series Title Methods in Biotechnology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-447-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-575-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-955-4
  • Series ISSN 1940-6061
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-607X
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XII, 516
  • Number of Illustrations 133 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Analytical Chemistry
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". . . offers extensive help in the selection of a suitable methodology. . .an excellent aid. . .closes a painfully evident gap in the selection of monographs on natural products chemistry. . .warmly recommended to anyone interested in the isolation of natural products."-Angewandte Chemie

". . .a very good general reference that concentrates a considerable amount of useful practical information. . .well worth considering as a reference for graduate students or other researchers who might need to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of the subject."-Journal of Natural Products

"...contains a wealth of practical information, hints, and useful asset in any laboratory where natural products isolation is performed." -Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

"...a very good general reference that concentrates a considerable amount of useful practical information." -Pathology

"...excellent and comprehensive...wholeheartedly recommend[ed] a comprehensive handbook for solving problems in daily research." -Drug Discovery Today