Uses and Applications of Extracts from Natural Sources
Extraction of Natural Products: Principles and Fundamental Aspects
Accelerated Liquid Extraction
Supercritical Fluid Extraction
Recent Trends and Perspectives for the Extraction of Natural Products
Post‐extraction Processes: Improvement of Functional Characteristics of Extracts
Isolation and Purification of Natural Products
Integration of Pressurized Fluid‐based Technologies for Natural Product Processing
Economic Evaluation of Natural Product Extraction Processes
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.
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.