Terpenes

The chemistry and biochemistry of terpenes.


Terpenes are a large and varied class of natural occuring compounds which are derived biosynthetically from units of isoprene (terpenes are isoprenoids).

The following list outlines online available information on the class of terpenes.



Content:


Current Articles
General Information
Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Historical Facts and Documents
Synthesis, production
Biosyntheses
Metabolism, metabolic pathways



Current Articles


Even natural perfumes may cause allergies
Hypersensitivity to perfumes is the most common contact allergy in adults. Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden has demonstrated that even natural aromatic oils, which many deem harmless compared to synthetic perfumes, may cause allergic reactions.



General Information


Terpenes
General information. FU Berlin, Germany



Lecture Notes, Tutorials


Terpenes
Importance, General Structure, and Biosynthesis. Wiley-VCH - Format: PDF

Terpenoids
... including retinoids and steroids

Terpenoids
Lecture notes



Historical Facts and Documents


Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939
Leopold Ruzicka; Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt. Nobel Foundation, Sweden



Synthesis, production


Classic Terpene Synthesis
An Overview - Format: PDF



Biosyntheses


Carotenoid biosynthesis
Reference pathway. Kegg, Japan

Diterpenoid biosynthesis
Reference pathway. Kegg

Monoterpenoid biosynthesis
Reference pathway. Kegg

Terpenoid biosynthesis
Reference pathway. Kegg

Terpenoid biosynthesis
A detailed graphical sheme



Metabolism, metabolic pathways


Limonene and pinene degradation
Reference pathway. Kegg




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Last update 30.04.2016

Keywords: Terpenes, chemistry, biochemistry, biosynthesis, occurence





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