Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry

Volume: 1


Author(s): Atta ur-Rahman, M. Iqbal Choudhary and Khalid M. Khan

Pp: iii-iii (1)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608052127105010001

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This Proceedings volume entitled “Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry” contains a feast of original articles contributed by experts in the
interdisciplinary field of natural product science. They include articles on the synthesis of several classes of natural products, isolation and structure elucidation of natural compounds, pharmacology and bioassay screening of natural substances and other related topics. These papers were presented as Plenary and Invited Lectures during the 9th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry (9th ISNPC) held in Karachi during January 10-13, 2004. This series of symposia is well reputed for its excellence and focused theme.

The Proceedings volume also contains several good articles on the stereoselective synthesis of bioactive natural products, which have been
contributed by leading synthetic chemists based on the recent research work. Besides these, several contributions on the isolation, structural elucidation and pharmacology of plant-based natural products including proteins have been included. The volume also contains articles on a variety of topics including biotechnology and value-addition to natural products. We hope that this compilation of original research articles will add to the useful literature of the natural product chemistry.

We would like to express our thanks to Ms. Afshan Siddiq, Ms. Madiha Rauf, Mr. Liaqat Raza and Mr. Muhammad Tariq for their assistance in the preparation of the index. We are also grateful to Mr. Wasim Ahmad for typing and to Mr. Mahmood Alam for secretarial assistance.

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