The Biochemistry of Plant Phenolics
C. F. Van Sumere, Peter John Lea
Claredon Press, 1985 - 483 pages
This volume unites the twenty three papers presented at the 1984 meeting of the Phytochemical Society of Europe entitled "The Biochemistry of Plant Phenolics". The profusion and irregular distribution of phenolic compounds in plants have taxed the minds of phytochemists for many years. Now newer separatory and analytical techniques--including HPLC, NMR, and soft ionization mass spectrometry--have produced a wealth of new information, and the papers in this collection address these new findings. The contributors provide up-to-date reports on topics such as lignins, neoflavanoids, flavanoid obligomers, and quinones, as well as biosynthesis and intracellular location of the phenolics.