Chemistry and Metabolism of Vitamins
In contrast to the other nutrients which are treated within the frame of the symposia on basic nutrition, vitamins do not belong to a homogenous group of chemical compounds like proteins, lipids and minerals. Therefore, it will not be possible to discuss general points of view in the chemistry and metabolism of vitamins. On the other hand, it is not possible to treat in a sophisticated manner thirteen different chemical classes within the short time which we have at our disposal. Therefore, we have to make a choice.