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Terpenes and Terpenoids

Shagufta Perveen

King Saud University

Dr.Perveen has to her credit, more than 75 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals of International repute. She has also edited two books bearing ISBN numbers.


Terpenes Synthetic Classification of Terpenes Monoterpenes Isolation Structures Biological Activity Sesquiterpenes NMR Diterpenes Structures Elucidation Triterpene

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Natural products are the compounds which isolate from different natural sources such as plants, animals, microbes, insects, plant pathogens, and endophytes and marine. These are known as secondary metabolites since they are formed due to the enzymatic resections of primary metabolites (amino acids, sugars, vitamins, etc.). Terpenes belong to the biggest class of secondary metabolites and basically consist of five-carbon isoprene units that are assembled to each other (many isoprene units) in thousands of ways. Terpenes are simple hydrocarbons, while terpenoids are modified class of terpenes with different functional groups and oxidized methyl group moved or removed at various positions. Terpenoids are divided into monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, sesterpenes, and triterpenes depending on its carbon units. Most of the terpenoids with the variation in their structures are biologically active and are used worldwide for the treatment of many diseases. Many terpenoids inhibited different human cancer cells and are used as anticancer drugs such as Taxol and its derivatives. Many flavorings and nice fragrances are consisting of terpenes because of its nice aroma. Terpenes and its derivatives are used as antimalarial drugs such as artemisinin and related compounds. Meanwhile, terpenoids play a diverse role in the field of foods, drugs, cosmetics, hormones, vitamins, and so on.

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Shagufta Perveen

King Saud University

Dr. Shagufta Perveen is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University. She has completed her Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctorate Education from the University of Karachi, Pakistan and University of Southampton UK. Dr. Perveen has acted as the Principal Investigator of major research projects funded by the research unit of King Saud University. She is a Ph.D. and MS supervisor of the different students in Natural Product Chemistry. She has to her credit, more than 75 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals of International repute. She has also edited two books bearing ISBN numbers. Besides attending several National and International Seminars and Conferences, she has delivered several plenary/invited talks and chaired various sessions. She is a fellow member of Royal Society of Chemistry UK and Member American Chemical Society of USA.

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