The Organic Constituents of Plants and Vegetable Substances and their Chemical Analysis

Abstract

MANY who have been interested in botanical studies may have been struck with the varied nature and great number of chemical substances which are extracted from plants and which in many cases impart to the flowers their special and characteristic brilliant colours. Up to the present time we have had in English no work which has devoted itself specially to the systematic description of the nature and preparation of such substances; and the literature in connection with the subject, which is by no means meagre, with accounts of investigations in chemico-botanical research must be sought for in journals generally devoted to purely chemical matter, and consequently less likely to attract the attention or be available for the use of the more general reader.

The Organic Constituents of Plants and Vegetable Substances and their Chemical Analysis.

Dr. G. C. Wittstein. Authorised Translation from the German Original, Enlarged with numerous Additions, by Baron Ferd. von Mueller, F.R.S. (Melbourne: McCarron, Bird and Co., 1878.)

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