Natural Product Updates is a literature alerting service keeping you current with recent developments in natural product chemistry. Covering a wide range of primary sources, Natural Product Updates topics include isolation of new natural products, biosynthesis, structure elucidation and first total synthesis. Content is selected by our trained Editors. The updates include representative structures and are also searchable by topic, source organism, biological activity and structure type. Subscribers can set up personalised searches and receive alerts of the latest developments directly via email.


Natural Product Updates covers a broad range of primary research and reviews published in general chemistry, organic chemistry and natural products journals. The source list shows the range of journals included.

Information provided by Natural Product Updates

Each record in the update provides full bibliographic information for the original article, alongside the structure of a representative natural product. There are also direct links to the original article on the publisher’s website. Bibliographic information can be imported into citation management programs, and the natural product structures downloaded. Articles are also classified according to source organism and biological activity to allow for easy browsing.

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Source list

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • Angewandte Chemie, International Edition
  • Archiv der Pharmazie (Weinheim, Germany)
  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
  • Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
  • Chemical Communications
  • Chemical Record
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Chemical Science
  • Chemical Society Reviews
  • Chemistry and Biodiversity
  • Chemistry - A European Journal
  • ChemistryOpen
  • European Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Fitoterapia
  • Food and Function
  • Helvetica Chimica Acta
  • Heterocycles
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Journal of Natural Products
  • Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Marine Drugs
  • Molecules
  • Natural Product Reports
  • Natural Product Research
  • Natural Product Sciences, Korea
  • Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Organic Letters
  • Phytotherapy Research
  • Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
  • RSC Advances
  • Tetrahedron
  • Tetrahedron Letters
  • Tetrahedron: Asymmetry
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