Natural Product Chemistry

A natural product is compound or substance made by a living organism—that is, found in nature. Within the broadest sense, natural product embody any substance made by life. Natural product also can be ready by chemical synthesis (both semi-synthesis and total synthesis) and have contend a central role within the development of the sector of chemical science by providing difficult synthetic targets. The term natural product has additionally been extended for business functions to make reference with cosmetics, dietary supplements, and foods made from natural sources while not added artificial ingredients.


  • Aliphatic compounds
  • Alkaloids
  • Amino acids, peptides and proteins
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Biosynthesis
  • Carbohydrates
  • Nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids
  • Porphyrins
  • Primary metabolites
  • Secondary metabolites
  • Steroids
  • Terpenoids
  • Use of natural products in medicine