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By Klaudia Czaniková, Mária Omastová (auth.), Minu Gupta Bhowon, Sabina Jhaumeer-Laulloo, Henri Li Kam Wah, Ponnadurai Ramasami (eds.)

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Chemistry: the major to our Sustainable destiny is a set of chosen contributed papers by way of individuals of the overseas convention on natural and utilized Chemistry (ICPAC 2012) at the topic of “Chemistry: the foremost for our destiny” held in Mauritius in July 2012. In mild of the numerous contribution of chemistry to learn of mankind, this booklet is a suite of contemporary effects generated from study in chemistry and interdisciplinary parts. It covers subject matters starting from nanotechnology, typical product chemistry to analytical and environmental chemistry. Chemistry: the main to our Sustainable destiny is written for graduates, postgraduates, researchers in and academia who've an curiosity within the fields starting from basic to utilized chemistry.

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G. g. α-pinene). g. g. g. g. g. linalyl acetate) (Fig. 2). Sesquiterpenes. g. g. g. α-guaiene) (Fig. 3). However, within each group there are many different compounds known. Today, several thousands sesquiterpenoids with well-defined structures, belonging to some 200 skeletal types, are listed. Diterpenes. Very few diterpenes are reported in floral scents; this may be due to their general low volatility (Fig. 4). Irregular terpenes. The irregular terpenes include compounds varying in the number of carbon atoms from 8 to 18.

Acknowledgements This work was supported by the Regional Council of La Re´union. The authors wish to express their gratefulness to Hermann Thomas and Max Fe´licite´ for their help in plant material collection. References 1. Pichersky E, Gershenzon J (2002) The formation and function of plant volatiles: perfumes for pollinator attraction and defense. Curr Opin Plant Biol 5:237–243 2. Knudsen JT, Eriksson R, Gershenzon J, Stahl B (2006) Diversity and distribution of floral scent. Bot Rev 72:1–120 3.

This is called inter-plant priming. Many of these compounds have been referred to as “secondary metabolites” to distinguish them from the “primary metabolites” required for the growth of plants. These secondary metabolites however, are likely to be essential for successful competition or reproduction. 2 Identification of Volatile Compounds from Flowers and Aromatic Plants. . 2 17 Chemical Compounds Classes in Plant Volatiles The volatile compounds emitted by plants are generally lipophilic and belong to several different classes but are united by their low molecular weight (from 30 to 300 amu) and vapour pressure sufficient to be released and dispersed into the air under normal pressure and temperature.

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