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Carboxylic Acid

Key Role in Life Sciences

Edited by Georgiana-Ileana Badea

National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Romania


This book is an attempt to bring together current knowledge on the role and importance of organic acids in life processes. There are lots of compounds based on the chemical nature of this functional group, which makes this class of molecules to be present in our lives starting with the human body (Krebs cycle - the core of cellular metabolism) to the products we currently use (food, medicines and cosmetics). No overall consensus is sought in this book, and the following chapters are authored by dedicated researchers presenting a diversity of applications and hypotheses concerning organic acids. The five chapters in this book include general information on carboxylic acids and their applications in life sciences (use in organic synthesis, nanotechnology, plant physiology, plant nutrition and soil chemistry).

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Carboxylic AcidKey Role in Life SciencesEdited by Georgiana-Ileana Badea

Published: June 13th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68350

ISBN: 978-1-78923-279-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-278-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-309-3

Copyright year: 2018

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7300 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Carboxylic Acids - Key Role in Life Sciences

By Georgiana Ileana Badea and Gabriel Lucian Radu


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2. Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Carboxylic Acid Esters

By Kouichi Matsumoto, Rina Yanagi and Yohei Oe


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3. Applications of Carboxylic Acids in Organic Synthesis, Nanotechnology and Polymers

By Aidé Sáenz-Galindo, Lluvia I. López-López, Fabiola N. de la Cruz- Duran, Adali O. Castañeda-Facio, Leticia A. Rámirez-Mendoza, Karla C. Córdova-Cisneros and Denisse de Loera-Carrera


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4. The Excretion of Di- and Tricarboxylic Acids by Roots of Higher Plants Can Strongly Improve the Acquisition of Phosphate (P) by Plants in P-Fixing Soils

By Jörg Gerke


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5. Isolation and GC Analysis of Fatty Acids: Study Case of Stinging Nettle Leaves

By Saša Đurović, Saša Šorgić, Saša Popov, Marija Radojković and Zoran Zeković


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