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Chapter 1

Retinol, Retinoic Acid, Carotenes and Carotenoids: Vitamin A Structure and Terminology

The fact that the terminology vitamin A is used colloquially in everyday conversations and in commercial products within the cosmetic industry tends to belie the fascinating nature of this compound and to understate the importance of retinol (and the carotenoids) in the biological world. There can h...
Print publication date: 30 Aug 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-550-6