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Natural Product Extraction: Principles and Applications Editors: Mauricio A Rostagno, Juliana M Prado



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This book contains 450 pages.
Print publication date: 01 May 2013
Copyright year: 2013
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-606-0
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-757-9
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-622-0
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About this book

Natural products are sought after by the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, and research continues into their potential for new applications. Extraction of natural products in an economic and environmentally-friendly way is of high importance to all industries involved.

This book presents a holistic and in-depth view of the techniques available for extracting natural products, with modern and more environmentally-benign methods, such as ultrasound and supercritical fluids discussed alongside conventional methods. Examples and case studies are presented, along with the decision-making process needed to determine the most appropriate method. Where appropriate, scale-up and process integration is discussed.

Relevant to researchers in academia and industry, and students aiming for either career path, Natural Product Extraction presents a handy digest of the current trends and latest developments in the field with concepts of Green Chemistry in mind.

From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series

Author information

Dr Rostagno is an analytical chemist based at the University of Campinas, Brazil. His research interests include modern extraction and analysis technqiues and materials, phytochemicals and natural products.