Adopting a highly didactical approach, each chapter features a uniform structure: Background, in-depth information about isolation processes and structural characterization as well as a Q&A section at the end. Alongside the theoretical information many practical hints for the laboratory work are also included. A comprehensive overview of UV-, IR- and NMR-spectroscopy as well as mass-spectrometry for every exemplified compound is provided and the understanding of these methods is supported by concluding questions and exercises.
Educating and entertaining, this full-color textbook turns the learning process into a real pleasure, not only for students in natural products chemistry but also experienced professionals.
Keywords: NMR, IR, MS, alkaloids, terpenes, carbohydrates, dyes, natural products, isolation, spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, UV, practical procedures, spectroscopy data, Spectroscopy, Methods - Synthesis & Techniques, Spectroscopy, Methods - Synthesis & Techniques