The Chemistry of Plants: Perfumes, Pigments and Poisons by Margareta Sequin PDF

By Margareta Sequin

ISBN-10: 1849733341

ISBN-13: 9781849733342

This booklet is an creation to natural chemistry and its compounds as with regards to crops. Chemistry has a tendency to be obvious as a box that's difficult to appreciate and that has few connections with the residing global. This booklet fills a niche because it eases entry to natural chemistry through connecting it with vegetation and comprises quite a few images and different illustrations. The publication is a mix of natural chemistry with the residing global of vegetation and is an advent to natural plant compounds for the non-chemist. It starts off with a evaluation of uncomplicated thoughts of chemistry as they relate to vegetation, via an creation to constructions of natural compounds, which prepares the reader for the subsequent chapters on basic metabolites and on plant fragrances, pigments, and plant shielding compounds. the ultimate bankruptcy relates plant compounds to human existence, with subchapters on meals from crops, medicinal drugs, psychoactives, fibers, and dyes. ancient discoveries of plant compounds and their advancements to modern makes use of, like sleek prescribed drugs, and a piece on genetically transformed crops, connect to subject matters of contemporary curiosity. The publication leads the intense reader from chemistry fundamentals to advanced plant components and their human makes use of and plant pictures and tales accompany chemistry themes and chemical constructions to assist knowing. the writer, an natural chemist and plant fanatic, has taught well known undergraduate collage point classes on plant chemistry to non-chemistry majors and diverse box seminars to most people for greater than fifteen years. The book's issues and contents were taught for a few years and feature proved profitable in supplying an realizing of plant compounds, natural compounds, and their significance. The e-book presents a foundation for a greater knowing of chemistry and its connections to the area of vegetation, the flora and fauna as a rule, and to everyday life. it truly is aimed toward non-chemistry undergraduate scholars and to humans mostly who're drawn to crops and who want to examine extra approximately them. It addresses an viewers with little earlier chemistry wisdom, but, leads the intense reader to an figuring out of occasionally advanced plant compounds, by way of delivering an advent to chemistry fundamentals, combining the chemistry with photos and tales, and utilizing easy, transparent language. The e-book can be utilized either as a textual content to introduce natural chemistry because it pertains to vegetation and as a textual content of reference for extra complicated readers.

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