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Unsaponifiable Matter in Plant Seed Oils
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Unsaponifiable Matter in Plant Seed Oils (Hardback)

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Here, the author has compiled data on about 550 oil-bearing plant species with respect to their content of unsaponifiable matters and oils. This unique information resource offers important information for research and development of food products such as neutraceuticals as well as cosmetics. Unsaponifiable matters have varying effects: Conservation and stability (e.g. lignans, tocopherols, tocotrienols), anti-inflammatory properties (triterpene alcohols), cholesterol-lowering (sterols), well tolerated occlusive effect on the skin (squalene). Information is provided in a clear and systematic fashion, including data on relevant chemical families and pertinent chemical structures. Also included is a thesaurus of English, Latin and French plant species names as well as 655 references to the scientific literature.

Didier Fontanel has been Associate Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Rennes 1 and is now vacation teacher at this university and the University of Angers, both in France. He is also working for the company Nat'inov, Saint Lezin, France, and has been appointed as expert to committee of the French Pharmacopoeia/AFSSAPS on essential oils. He is the author of two books published in French and numerous publications in refereed scientific journals such as the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society.

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