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Boundaries in Natural Product Chemistry

Volume 10

Book Announcement

Bentham Science Publishers

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to important advances in natural product chemistry. The series features volumes that cover all aspects of research in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds, including research on natural substances derived from plants, microbes and animals. Reviews of structure elucidation, biological activity, and organic and experimental synthesis of natural products as well as developments of new methods are also included in the series. Volume 10 of the series brings together 5 reviews on a variety of bioactive compounds.

  • An overview of cistus species growing in Sardinia - A source of bioactive compounds.
  • Roles of natural acids in fruits during fruit development and under environmental stress.
  • Progress in the research of naturally occurring flavonoids.
  • A look through Plant metabolites for protecting human cells against radiation-associated damage - An integrative review.
  • Chemical perspective and drawbacks in flavonoid estimation assays.


About the Editor:

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University (1968) has 1,232 international publications (45 international patents and 341 books). He received the following awards: Fellow Royal Society (FRS) London (2006), UNESCO Science Prize (1999), Honorary Life Fellow Kings College, Cambridge University (2007), Academician (Foreign Member) Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015), Highest Civil Award for Foreigners of China (Friendship Award, 2014), High Civil Award Austria ("Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande") (2007), Foreign Fellow Chinese Chemical Society (2013), Sc.D. Cambridge University (UK) (1 987), TWAS (Italy) Prize (2009). He was the President of Network of Academies of Sciences of Islamic Countries (NASIC), Vice President TWAS (Italy), Foreign Fellow Korean Academy of Science & Technology, President Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2003-2006) and (2011 — 2014). He was the Federal Minister for Science and Technology of Pakistan (2000 2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002) and Chairman Higher Education Commission/ Federal Minister (2002-2008), Coordinator General of COMSTECH (OIC Ministerial Committee) (1996-2012), and the Editor-in-Chief of Current Medicinal Chemistry.




Abiotic stress, AlCl3 chelation, Fruit ripening, Anthocyanins, Anti-cancer,  Flavones, Anti-diabetic, Flavonols, Anti-enzymatic, Folin-Ciocalteau,  Anti-microbial, UV-Vis Spectrophotometry, Antioxidant ,Cytotoxic, Antiviral, DNA damage, Biflavonoids, Ionizing radiation, Biological activities, Lipid peroxidation,


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