2. Overview of the Chemistry of Primary and Secondary Plant Metabolites

  1. Chantal Bergeron1,
  2. Danielle Julie Carrier2 and
  3. Shri Ramaswamy3
  1. Chantal Bergeron

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976692.ch2

Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing

Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing

How to Cite

Bergeron, C., Carrier, D. J. and Ramaswamy, S. (2012) Overview of the Chemistry of Primary and Secondary Plant Metabolites, in Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976692.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tom's of Maine, Kennebunk, Maine, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Kaufert Lab, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. Tom's of Maine, Kennebunk, Maine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470973578

Online ISBN: 9780470976692

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Keywords:

  • primary, secondary plant chemistry;
  • plant metabolites;
  • phospholipids, of cell membranes;
  • secondary metabolites;
  • simple phenols, phenolic acids;
  • polyphenols;
  • ecological significance;
  • monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes;
  • isolated compound stability;
  • chemistry of plants, “phytochemistry”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Primary Metabolites

  • Secondary Metabolites

  • Stability of Isolated Compounds

  • Conclusion

  • References