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Isolation and Identification of Biologically Active Compounds from Plant Materials

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.04.05  Natural sciences and mathematics  Chemistry  Analytical chemistry 

Code Science Field
P300  Natural sciences and mathematics  Analytical chemistry 
B740  Biomedical sciences  Pharmacological sciences, pharmacognosy, pharmacy, toxicology 
B420  Biomedical sciences  Nutrition 
biologically active compounds, plant materials, pharmacognosy, bioactivity-guided isolation, purification, structural elucidation, chromatography, spectroscopy
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18671  PhD Samo Andrenšek  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  151 
2.  20830  MSc Nadja Gerčar  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  20 
3.  17916  PhD Iztok Jože Košir  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  552 
4.  10082  PhD Janez Plavec  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  1,255 
5.  15461  PhD Breda Simonovska  Plant production  Head  2002 - 2004  247 
6.  11395  PhD Irena Vovk  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  564 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0104  National Institute of Chemistry  Ljubljana  5051592000  20,908 
Biologically active compounds isolated from plant materials represent a constant challenge to researchers all over the world. More and more extensive investigations as a consequence of development of new technologies and involvement of much more human potentials in research area than ever in the history, especially in economically progressive countries, lead to numerous scientific discoveries in this field like in many others. The final results of these investigations are often new products, that enhance the quality of life, considering that they are mostly drugs and dietary supplements. Some other uses also exist, for example in cosmetic industry. Waste plant materials, that sometimes appear in amounts causing environmental problems, recently became an interesting source of valuable biologically active organic compounds. As example can serve the residues from wine production, for which it is already known that they contain valuable biologically active compounds. In some countries (France, Japan) these compounds are already produced and marketed in different final products.For these reasons we propose investigation of isolation possibilities of promising biologically active compounds from plant materials. We will find out the best conditions for the extraction from chosen plant materials, develop methods for the purification of the extracts and study chromatographic and chemical properties of isolated and identified compounds together with their biological activity (so-called "bioactivity-guided isolation").
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