Lignans are aromatic compounds isolated from plants. This handbook presents an authoritative and comprehensive review of lignan chemistry, biochemistry, nomenclature, uses, and occurrence. Lignans are used in a wide variety of industries and this book will appeal to those working in the pulp and paper industries, renewable energy, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, flavors and fragrances, agriculture and forestry, evolution and ecology.
Additionally, the book features a comprehensive lignans dictionary section, drawn from the prestigious Dictionary of Natural Products. Other features include:
- Presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of this important group of natural products
- Addresses and resolves problems in current lignan nomenclature
- Edited by the leaders in the field of lignan chemistry and biochemistry
Redefining Lignan and Neolignan Skeleta Nomenclature with Dirigent Protein Discovery: a Historical Perspective
The Occurrence and Diversity of Potential “Lignan Building Blocks” in Nature
Monomeric Phenylpropanoid (C6C3) and Lignan (C6C3 Dimeric) Natural Products in Plants, Bacteria, Fungi and Animals: Structural Diversity and Chemotaxonomy
Dirigent Protein Roadmap to Lignans and Other Vascular Plant Phenol Classes
8–8′-Lignan Biosynthesis Roadmap
8–2′-, 8–3′- (8–5′-) and 8–O–4′-Linked Lignan Biosynthesis Roadmap
Allyl/Propenyl Phenol Biosynthesis and C9/C9′ Deoxygenation Roadmap
8–8′- and 8–7′-Nor-lignan Biosynthesis Roadmap
Roadmap to “Mixed Biochemical Pathway” Lignans
Oligomeric Lignan Diversity in Planta: A Biochemical Roadmap for the Future
Lignan Chirality Roadmap: A Scientific Art in Danger of Being Lost?