Plant Polyphenols

Synthesis, Properties, Significance

  • Richard W. Hemingway
  • Peter E. Laks

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. Biogenesis and Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Geza Hrazdina
      Pages 61-72
    3. Norman G. Lewis, Laurence B. Davin
      Pages 73-95
    4. C. Hendrik L. Mouton, Daneel Ferreira, Jacobus A. Steenkamp
      Pages 133-141
    5. Barend C. B. Bezuidenhoudt, Daneel Ferreira
      Pages 143-165
  4. Chemical Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Edwin Haslam
      Pages 169-194
    3. Madeline Adamczeski, Jiansheng Huang, Raphael Kang, Jiu Xiang Ni, Hasan Jaber, Tetsuo Nakatsu
      Pages 209-220
    4. H.-R. Tang, R. A. Hancock, A. D. Covington
      Pages 221-243
    5. Véronique Cheynier, Jacques Rigaud, Jorge M. Ricardo da Silva
      Pages 281-294
    6. Richard W. Hemingway, Seiji Ohara, Jan P. Steynberg, E. Vincent Brandt, Daneel Ferreira
      Pages 321-337
    7. Roger H. Newman, Lawrence J. Porter
      Pages 339-347
    8. Daneel Ferreira, Jan P. Steynberg, Johann F. W. Burger, Barend C. B. Bezuidenhoudt
      Pages 349-384
    9. Johannes C. S. Malan, Jie Chen, L. Yeap Foo, Joseph J. Karchesy
      Pages 411-419
    10. Neville Slabbert
      Pages 421-436
    11. H.-R. Tang, R. A. Hancock, A. D. Covington
      Pages 437-445
    12. Carin A. Heifer, Wayne L. Mattice
      Pages 479-485
    13. E. Vincent Brandt, Jan P. Steynberg, Daneel Ferreira
      Pages 487-499
    14. Jan P. Steynberg, E. Vincent Brandt, Matthiam J. H. Hoffman, Richard W. Hemingway, Daneel Ferreira
      Pages 501-520
  5. Biological Significance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. Takuo Okuda, Takashi Yoshida, Tsutomu Hatano
      Pages 539-569
    3. Allan E. Tiarks, Calvin E. Meier, Richard B. Flagler, Elizabeth C. Steynberg
      Pages 597-608
    4. Heidi M. Appel, Jack C. Schultz
      Pages 609-620
    5. Jack C. Schultz, Mark D. Hunter, Heidi M. Appel
      Pages 621-637
    6. Thomas P. Clausen, Paul B. Reichardt, John P. Bryant, Fred Provenza
      Pages 639-651
    7. J. P. F. G. Helsper, A. van Norel, J. M. Hoogendijk, K. Burger-Meyer
      Pages 665-672
    8. J. A. Field, G. Lettinga
      Pages 673-692
    9. Stephanie Ivancheva, Nadya Manolova, Julia Serkedjieva, Valentin Dimov, Nina Ivanovska
      Pages 717-728
    10. Frank Petereit, Herbert Kolodziej, Adolf Nahrstedt
      Pages 729-737

About this book


This book was developed from the proceedings of the 2nd North American Tan­ nin Conference held in Houghton, Michigan, June, 1991. The objective of this con­ ference was to bring together people with a common interest in plant polyphenols and to promote interdisciplinary interactions that will lead to a bet ter understand­ ing of the importance of these substances. Another objective of this conference was to extend the 'tannin family' by making special efforts to encourage participation by scientists outside the United States, obtain more coverage of the hydrolyzable tannins, and further broaden the scope of coverage from the initial concentration on forestry and forest products. Com­ parison of the contents of this book with 'Chemistry and Significance of Condensed Tannins' that resulted from the proceedings of the 1st North American Tannin Conference shows the degree that these objectives were met. In developing the second conference, care was taken to assure that this book extends rather than duplicates the coverage of the first conference. Therefore, the two books should be taken together to obtain an up to date coverage of the broad area of chemistry and significance of plant polyphenols. Our thanks go to the authors who so kindly contributed chapters and so pa­ tiently responded to our requests. We thank the Conference Assistance Staff of Michigan Technological University for their help in planning and conducting the conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard W. Hemingway
    • 1
  • Peter E. Laks
    • 2
  1. 1.United States Department of AgricultureForest ServicePinevilleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Wood ResearchHoughtonUSA

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