Natural Terpenes as Building Blocks for Green Chemistry

  • Mohamed TouaibiaEmail author
  • Chahrazed Boutekedjiret
  • Sandrine Perino
  • Farid Chemat
Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)


This chapter presents a complete picture of current knowledge on recent developments of extraction techniques of essential oils’ source of terpenes and their use not only in food ingredients as aromas, antioxidants or antimicrobials but also as synthons and solvents for green chemistry. The modern applications of terpenes and their original procedures are summarized in terms of their applications, benefits and future trends.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Touaibia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chahrazed Boutekedjiret
    • 2
  • Sandrine Perino
    • 3
  • Farid Chemat
    • 3
  1. 1.Département de Chimie et BiochimieUniversité de MonctonMonctonCanada
  2. 2.Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l’Environnement (LSTE)Ecole Nationale PolytechniqueAlgerAlgeria
  3. 3.Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, INRAAvignonFrance

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