Any of a group of hydrocarbons that contain of terpenes involved with oxygen-containing group called terpenoids. Terpenoids are commonly found in plants, and can form cyclic structures such as sterols. The terpenoids are a large and diverse class of naturally-occurring organic compounds similar to terpenes, derived from five-carbon isoprene units assembled and amended in thousands of ways. Most are multicyclic structures that differ from one another not only in functional groups but also in their basic carbon skeletons. These lipids can be found in all classes of living things, and are the largest group of natural products. Terpenoids journal encompasses the fields of Biochemistry, Natural Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Photochemistry. Most of the terpenoids are colourless, fragrant liquids which are lighter than water and volatile with steam. A few of them are solids e.g. camphor. All are soluble in organic solvent and usually insoluble in water. Most of them are optically active. They are open chain or cyclic unsaturated compounds having one or more double bonds. Therefore they undergo addition reaction with hydrogen, halogen, acids, etc. A number of addition products have antiseptic properties. They undergo polymerization and dehydrogenation. They are easily oxidized nearly by all the oxidizing agents. On thermal decomposition, most of the terpenoids yields isoprene as one of the product.
Related journals of Terpenoids
Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry & Pharmacology, Biologically Active Products from Nature, Integrative Plant Biology, Antibiotics, Terpenes, Natural Products Chemistry & Research, Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques.