Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa

Editors: Gurib-Fakim, Ameenah, Eloff, Jacobus Nicolaas (Eds.)

  • First book highlighting advances in Chemistry in Africa with an emphasis on applying the results to the principles of sustainable development
  • Contributions will be from scientists of geographically differing regions in Africa with representation from Northern, Western, Southern, Eastern, Central and Island States
  • This is the first (known) book project summarising Chemical research from African scientists and providing readers with an insight into
  • Chemistry being carried out in African countries
  • How chemical advancements can further sustainable development, with a particular focus on issues specific to countries in Africa
  • Differing areas of research
  • Many multidisciplinary
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About this book

Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa gives an insight into current Chemical research in Africa. It is edited and written by distinguished African scientists and includes contributions from Chemists from Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern, Central and Island state African Countries. The core themes embrace the most pressing issues of our time, including Environmental Chemistry, Renewable Energies, Health and Human Well-Being, Food and Nutrition, and Bioprospecting and Commercial Development. This book is invaluable for teaching and research institutes in Africa and worldwide, private sector entities dealing with natural products from Africa, as well as policy and decision-making bodies and non-governmental organizations.

About the authors

Jacobus Nicolaas (Kobus) Eloff was professor at Universities Free State, Cape Town and Pretoria, Executive Director National Botanic Gardens (Head Office Kirstenbosch) and Research Director National Botanical Institute. Currently leader interdisciplinary Phytomedicine Programme, Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (www.up.ac.za/phyto)
Promoter 44 MSc and 27 PhD students completed. Currently 5 M.Sc. and 15 Ph.D. students.
Editor several scientific Journals and books.  Reviewed manuscripts for 93 different scientific journals.
More than 170 peer evaluated scientific publications More than 300 papers at scientific meetings including many plenary lectures on all continents.
Internationally acclaimed researcher category evaluation by National Research Foundation.   
Appointed by European Union’s agent Centre for the Development of Enterprise to develop Pan-African quality control standards and monographs for African Medicinal plants, leading to production of African Herbal Pharmacopoeia.
Leadership role in many national and international professional societies.
Several national and international awards.  Several patents registered and products licensed to Industrial companies.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a Mauritian national, is currently the Managing Director of the Centre for Phytotherapy Research (CEPHYR) and Professor of Organic Chemistry with an endowed chair at the University of Mauritius. She has recently been elected Chairperson the International Council for Scientific Union – Regional Office for Africa for the period (2011-2014). Since 2001, she has served successively as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor (2004-2010). She has also worked at the Mauritius Research Council as Manager for Research (1995-1997).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • An Overview in Support of Continued Research into Phytomedicine: Past, Present, and Future

    Amuka, Omari

    Pages 3-15

  • The Metabolism of Antiparasitic Drugs and Pharmacogenetics in African Populations: From Molecular Mechanisms to Clinical Applications

    Masimirembwa, Collen

    Pages 17-31

  • Role of Flavonoid and Isoflavonoid Molecules in Symbiotic Functioning and Host-Plant Defence in the Leguminosae

    Mapope, Nyamande (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Sustainable Biodiesel Production Using Wastewater Streams and Microalgae in South Africa

    Mutanda, T. (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • Antifungal Properties of Plant Extract and Density on Some Fungal Diseases and Yield of Cowpea

    Ihejirika, Gabriel Onyengecha

    Pages 69-78

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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-29641-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44206-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa
Editors
  • Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
  • Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29642-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29642-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29641-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44206-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 258
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