Chapter 2. Flavonoid Chemistry of the Leguminosae

  1. Celestino Santos-Buelga Professor2,
  2. Maria Teresa Escribano-Bailon Lecturer3 and
  3. Vincenzo Lattanzio Professor4
  1. Nigel C. Veitch

Published Online: 20 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323375.ch2

Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research, Volume 2

Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research, Volume 2

How to Cite

Veitch, N. C. (2010) Flavonoid Chemistry of the Leguminosae, in Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research, Volume 2 (eds C. Santos-Buelga, M. T. Escribano-Bailon and V. Lattanzio), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323375.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Food Chemistry Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science Faculty of Pharmacy University of Salamanca, Spain

  2. 3

    Area of Food Technology, Technical School of ‘Zamora’ University of Salamanca, Spain

  3. 4

    Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, Department of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy

Author Information

  1. Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2010

Book Series:

  1. Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research

Book Series Editors:

  1. Vincenzo Lattanzio

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Foggia, Italy

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193993

Online ISBN: 9781444323375



  • Leguminosae flavonoid chemistry;
  • flavonoids structure diversity in plants;
  • Leguminosae classification and nomenclature;
  • Leguminosae flavonoid structures;
  • Leguminosae prenylated flavonoids occurrence;
  • 5-deoxyflavonoids occurrence in Leguminosae;
  • isoflavonoids in subfamily Papilionoideae - 5-deoxyisoflavonoids;
  • advanced analytical methodology - in Leguminosae flavonoids studies;
  • LC-NMR - liquid chromatography - nuclear magnetic resonance;
  • Leguminosae flavonoids and chemosystematics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Flavonoid structures in the Leguminosae: trends and distribution

  • Advances in analytical methodology applied to Leguminosae flavonoids

  • Leguminosae flavonoids and chemosystematics

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References