Phenolic compounds as a large class of metabolites found in plants have attracted attention since long time ago due to their properties and the hope that they will show beneficial health effects when taken as dietary supplements. This book presents the state of the art of some of the natural sources of phenolic compounds, for example, medicinal plants, grapes or blue maize, as well as the modern methods of extraction, quantification, and identification, and there is a special section discussing the treatment, removal, and degradation of phenols, an important issue in those phenols derived from the pharmaceutical or petrochemical industries.
Prof. Marcos Soto-Hernández
Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico
Dr. Marcos Soto-Hernández is a pharmacist from the National University of México and completed his PhD degree at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, and now is a full professor at the Colegio de Postgraduados where he conducts research in phytochemistry and bioactivity natural products. He has established collaboration with research groups in the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain and other groups in México; he has received several awards locally and abroad. At present, his main line of research is related with bioguided isolation of secondary metabolites with its importance in medicine and agriculture and the potential of the local aromatic plants is part of his recent research.
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