Special Molecules, Special Properties

  • George Britton
  • Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen
  • Hanspeter Pfander
Part of the Carotenoids book series (CAROT, volume 4)


This is a book about functions of carotenoids. The reader may therefore be surprised to find that the first half of the book is chemistry. This should not be a surprise, however. The target for researchers now is not simply to discover and describe functions and actions, but to understand their mechanisms. This requires understanding of the underlying fundamental principles and appreciation of the application of the advanced techniques now used to elucidate details of structure and of processes that may occur on a very short timescale.


Special Molecule Polyene Chain Carotenoid Series Rigid Polyene Carotenoid Radical 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Britton
    • 1
  • Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen
    • 2
  • Hanspeter Pfander
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Organic Chemistry Laboratories Department of ChemistryNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Carote Nature GmbHBernSwitzerland

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