Dictionary of Marine Natural Products Web Version

Edited by John W. Blunt, Murray H. G. Munro

© 2008 – Chapman and Hall/CRC

About the Book

Driven by the vast, yet largely unexplored, potential of bioactive organisms in the ocean and improvements in analytical techniques to facilitate their research, natural products scientists face an increasing need for single-source reference cataloging the current knowledge and state-of-the-science regarding marine natural products.

Dictionary of Marine Natural Products Web Version presents the first comprehensive resource for more than 25,000 marine-specific natural products drawn from marine organisms. The Web version offers easy and immediate access to the complete contents of the print edition, updated on a continual basis to reflect new information made available. Entirely searchable by text or structure, search results can be viewed on screen, printed, or saved.

Following a similar format to the Chapman and Hall Chemical Database, this dictionary indexes each product by chemical name, CAS registry number, and compound type. Each entry includes the biological source, chemical structure, physical properties, biological activity, and literature references for each compound. The editors, John Blunt and Murray Munro, both pioneers in the field, also provide an introductory monograph that describes structural compound types and marine organisms.

Marine organisms offer a delicate, yet plentiful source for a vast array of novel products whose unique structural features make them suitable drug candidates, pesticides, marine anti-fouling agents, and more. The

Dictionary of Marine Natural Products Web Version gives researchers a new tool for developing pharmaceutical and chemical applications of marine natural products.


"This database retains all the advantages currently associated with CRC's Dictionary of Natural Products with the added convenience of having all of the data they need in a single source."

"An essential tool for the rapid dereplication of newly isolated compounds."

"The written descriptions of taxonomy and compound classes derived exclusively from marine natural products are particularly useful…"

- Dr. John W. Blunt, Co-Editor

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacy
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology