The Flavonoids

  • J. B. Harborne
  • T. J. Mabry
  • Helga Mabry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ken. R. Markham
    Pages 1-44
  3. Tom J. Mabry, Ken R. Markham
    Pages 78-126
  4. Hildebert Wagner, Loránd Farkas
    Pages 127-213
  5. C. F. Timberlake, P. Bridle
    Pages 214-266
  6. K. Venkataraman
    Pages 267-295
  7. Otto Richard Gottlieb
    Pages 296-375
  8. Jeffrey B. Harborne, Christine A. Williams
    Pages 376-441
  9. Bruce A. Bohm
    Pages 442-504
  10. E. Haslam
    Pages 505-559
  11. Bruce A. Bohm
    Pages 560-631
  12. J. Chopin, M. L. Bouillant
    Pages 632-691
  13. Hans Geiger, Christopher Quinn
    Pages 692-742
  14. E. Wong
    Pages 743-800
  15. Dervilla M. X. Donnelly
    Pages 801-865
  16. Klaus Hahlbrock, Hans Grisebach
    Pages 866-915
  17. Wolfgang Barz, Wolfgang Hösel
    Pages 916-969
  18. Jerry W. McClure
    Pages 970-1055
  19. J. B. Harborne
    Pages 1056-1095
  20. T. Swain
    Pages 1096-1129
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 1130-1204

About this book


The flavonoids, one of the most numerous and widespread groups of natural constituents, are important to man not only because they contribute to plant colour but also because many members (e.g. coumestrol, phloridzin, rotenone) are physiologically active. Nearly two thousand substances have been described and as a group they are universally distributed among vascular plants. Although the anthocyanins have an undisputed function as plant pigments, the raison d'etre for the more widely distributed colourless flavones and flavonols still remains a mystery. It is perhaps the challenge of discovering these yet undisc10sed functions which has caused the considerable resurgence of interest in flavonoids during the last decade. This book attempts to summarize progress that has been made in the study of these constituents since the first comprehensive monograph on the chemistry of the flavonoid compounds was published, under the editorship of T. A. Geissman, in 1962. The present volume is divided into three parts. The first section (Chapters 1-4) deals with advances in chemistry, the main emphasis being on spectral techniques to take into account the re cent successful applications of NMR and mass spectral measurements to structural identifications. Recent developments in isolation techniques and in synthesis are also covered in this section. Advances in chemical knowledge of individual c1asses of flavonoid are mentioned inter aha in later chapters of the book.


chemistry development evolution metabolism physiology plant plants spectroscopy synthesis systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • J. B. Harborne
    • 1
  • T. J. Mabry
    • 2
  • Helga Mabry
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of Texas at AustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-12-324602-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2909-9
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