CQU7028 – CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

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LEVEL: Master and Doctorate

CREDITS: 4

MAIN TOPICS: Definition of primary and secondary metabolites. Photosynthesis. Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. Chemistry of fatty acids, polyketides, flavonoids, alkaloids, lignans and neolignans, terpenes and steroids.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE:

DEWICH, P. M. Medicinal natural products: a biosynthetic approach. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

BHAT, S. V.; NAGASAMPAGI, B. A.; SIVAKUMA, M. Chemistry of natural products. Berlin: Springer, 2005.

HALE, K. J. (Ed.). The chemical synthesis of natural products. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2005.

LUCKNER, M. Secondary metabolism in microorganisms, plants and animals. Berlin: SpringerVerlag, 1990.

MANN, J. Chemical aspects of biosynthesis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

MANN, J. Secondary metabolism. 2nd ed. Oxford Chemistry Series. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987. Reviews from Natural Product Reports (NPR).

Scientific articles from specialized scientific journals.