Chemical comparison of liverwort natural products using NMR spectroscopy

Rycroft, D. S. (2002) Chemical comparison of liverwort natural products using NMR spectroscopy. In: Atta-ur-Rahman, , Choudhary, M. I. and Khan, K. M. (eds.) Natural Product Chemistry at the Turn of the Century. Print Arts: Karachi, Pakistan, pp. 387-404. ISBN 9789698113063

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[Parts of Introduction in lieu of Abstract] Liverworts, mosses and hornworts are the three classes of plant known collectively as bryophytes, but liverworts (Hepaticae) are unique from a chemical point of view in that their cells have oil bodies that contain, inter alia, a variety of terpenoid and aromatic compounds of types that are often unusual or even unknown in higher plants.
In the past we have normally been limited to relatively common species that can be collected readily in large quantities (± 1 kg), but in order to look at, say, a group of related species systematically we need to to be able to work with small amounts of the order of 100 mg or less. What we have been doing to extend the study of small liverwort samples and the use of NMR spectroscopy in such studies is simply to extract the plant material using the NMR solvent CDCl3. A selection of our work using this recently developed technique is presented here.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Liverwort, natural product chemistry, NMR spectroscopy.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rycroft, Dr David
Authors: Rycroft, D. S.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Publisher:Print Arts

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