Special Issue "New Methodologies in Natural Product Analytics and Structure Elucidation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Natural products usually occur in complex compositions, which frequently exhibit significant fluctuations, displaying seasonal and geographical variations. In nature, their physiological roles are important in the protection of plants as antivirals, antibacterial, antifungals, insecticides, and also against herbivores, by reducing their appetite for the producing plants. Natural products have a long history of use in traditional medicine.
In recent years, considerable progress has been achieved for the isolation, purification and spectroscopic analysis of these compounds. This Special Issue aims to attract contributions on all aspects of the methodology for isolation and purification, e.g., reflecting advances in chromatography. Similarly, progress in spectroscopic techniques of all kind for structural elucidation is essential to avoid false assignments and incorrect structures.
Prof. Stefan Berger
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- isolation techniques
- UV/vis spectroscopy
- IR/Raman spectroscopy
- NMR spectroscopy
- mass spectrometry
- hyphenated techniques