© 1992

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

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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