Microwave-assisted Extraction for Bioactive Compounds

Theory and Practice

  • Farid Chemat
  • Giancarlo Cravotto

Part of the Food Engineering Series book series (FSES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cristina Leonelli, Paolo Veronesi, Giancarlo Cravotto
    Pages 1-14
  3. Priscilla C. Veggi, Julian Martinez, M. Angela A. Meireles
    Pages 15-52
  4. Farid Chemat, Maryline Abert-Vian, Xavier Fernandez
    Pages 53-68
  5. M. D. Luque de Castro, M. A. Fernández-Peralbo, B. Linares-Zea, J. Linares
    Pages 69-101
  6. Ying Li, Anne-Sylvie Fabiano-Tixier, Maryline Abert-Vian, Farid Chemat
    Pages 103-125
  7. M. D. Luque de Castro, M. A. Fernández-Peralbo
    Pages 127-180
  8. Pedro Cintas, Emanuela Calcio-Gaudino, Giancarlo Cravotto
    Pages 181-206
  9. Ying Li, Marilena Radoiu, Anne-Sylvie Fabiano-Tixier, Farid Chemat
    Pages 207-229
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-238

About this book


Microwave-assisted extraction of bioactive compounds is a research area of extreme interest in several industry fields (e.g., food, cosmetic, perfumery, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical). Using microwaves, full reproducible extractions can be accomplished in seconds or minutes with high reproducibility, reducing solvents and energy consumption, simplifying manipulation and work-up, giving higher products purity, and eliminating post-treatment of waste water.

This book explores the latest innovations of microwave extraction in terms of processes and products. This book will be of interest to academia, and research and industry that is looking for alternative “green” processes or attempting to diversify into new products such as essential oils, aromas, fat and oils, alkaloids, pigments, anti-oxidants, and other bioactive compounds.

Farid Chemat, Professor

Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse, INRA, Avignon, France

Chemat's main research interests are focused on innovative and sustainable extraction techniques (especially microwave, ultrasound and green solvents) for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. He is coordinator of a new group named “France Eco-Extraction” dealing with international dissemination of research and education on green extraction technologies.

Giancarlo Cravotto, Professor

Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia del Farmaco, University of Turin, Italy

Cravotto's research activity has been centered on pharmacologically active natural products (isolation, structural elucidation, total synthesis and chemical modification). These studies have paved the road to new synthetic procedures and extraction techniques, particularly in the fields of ultrasound- and microwave-assisted protocols and flow-chemistry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Farid Chemat
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Cravotto
    • 2
  1. 1.INRA, UMR 408Universite d'Avignon et des Pays du VaucAvignonFrance
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia delUniversita di TorinoTorinoItaly

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