Laboratory Handbook for the Fractionation of Natural Extracts

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 199 pages
This laboratory manual will be welcomed by all research scientists involved in the extraction, fractionation and isolation of compounds from natural materials, especially those working with plants. The book is clear and concise, and features practical exercises to illustrate the techniques described in every chapter. It will provide an invaluable research reference tool for those scientists investigating the potential benefits of ethnomedicine and the properties of chemicals isolated from natural flora.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Important concepts
14
Methods for extraction and sample cleanup
22
Crude fractionation procedures
54
Chromatographic procedures using columns and liquidliquid
82
Layer chromatography
94
Analysis of crude extracts fractions and isolated compounds
113
General methods
139
Practical exercises in chemical screening and fractionation
154
Appendix A Recipes for chemical test reagents
184
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