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Natural Products Chemistry — Past and Future

  • K. Nakanishi
Part of the Springer Series in Wood Science book series (SSWOO)

Abstract

As is true of other fields of science, natural products chemistry is in a state of transition and is undergoing a profound change in character. Being intimately related to nature and natural phenomena, plants, animals, food, poisons, diseases, etc., the “chemical” studies in the natural products area can be traced back thousands of years. Traditional natural products chemistry necessarily started with the isolation and purification of a compound, followed by structure determination, and culminated in partial or total synthesis.

Keywords

Circular Dichroism Nuclear Overhauser Effect Resonance Raman Lithium Aluminum Hydride Natural Product Chemistry 
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