1. ‘Gandho badali’ (Paederia foetida L.): Horrendous smell, but tremendous medicinal value

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 December 2021

  ‘Gandho badali’ (Paederia foetida L.), a well-known medicinal plant from the family Rubiaceae with a fetid smell, is indigenous to Bangladesh, but also native to several other South- and Far-Eastern Asian countries like Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, ...  Read More

2. ‘Thankuni’ [Centella asiatica (L.) Urban]: When food is medicine

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 164-165

  ’Thankuni’ [Centella asiatica (L.) Urban; synonyms: Hydrocotyle asiatica L.; Trisanthus cochinsinensis Lour.] is one of the widely consumed Bangladeshi edible plants from the family Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) (Fig. 1). ‘Thankuni’, also known as ‘Goku Kola’ in India, ...  Read More

3. Arbutus pavarii Pamp. – An updated profile

Lutfun Nahar; Afaf Al Groshi; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 45-46

   Arbutus pavarii Pamp. (fam. Ericaceae), commonly known as “Shmeri” or “Libyan Strawberry”, is an endemic Libyan medicinal plant, currently considered as an endangered species of shrub or tree (Kabiel et al., 2016), and has attracted public attention in relation to its conservation. ...  Read More

4. Droplet Counter Current Chromatography (DCCC) in herbal analysis

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 201-202

  About half a century ago, the separation science was blessed with the introduction of a new liquid-liquid separation technique called droplet counter current chromatography (DCCC) that combined principles of counter current distribution and counter current chromatography, and employed a liquid stationary ...  Read More

Droplet Counter Current Chromatography (DCCC) in herbal analysis

5. UPLC in phytochemical analysis

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-2

  Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), which has been around just over one and a half decade, is an advanced liquid chromatographic technique that offers a significantly short analysis time and small amount of solvent(s) as a mobile phase. It also provides much better separation efficiency and ...  Read More

6. Flavonoids from two Turkish Centaurea species and their chemotaxonomic implications

Sharmeen Uddin; Lillian Alnsour; Peter Segun; Huseyin Servi; Sezgin Celik; R. Süleyman Göktürk; Afaf Al-Groshi; Shaymaa Al-Majmaie; Stephanie T. Guetchueng; Lutfun Nahar; Nicola M. Dempster; Fyaz M. D. Ismail; Kenneth J. Ritchie; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 243-248

  Centaurea asutro-anatolica Hub.-Mor. and C. kizildaghensis Uzunh., E. Doğan & H. Duman, two indigenous perennial herbs from the Turkish flora, belong to the medicinally important genus Centaurea L. (fam: Asteraceae), which comprises ca. 600 species worldwide. While various Centaurea species are ...  Read More

Flavonoids from two Turkish <i>Centaurea</i> species and their chemotaxonomic implications

7. Automated structure elucidation of phytochemicals

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 109-110

  Plants produce a variety of chemical compounds, and plants have been the main source of new chemical entities and novel chemical scaffolds or templates, unfolding new challenges for organic synthetic chemists to explore appropriate synthetic routes for their total synthesis. Because of the unique chemical ...  Read More

8. A mini-review on oxysporone

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar; Tauhidur Rahman Nurunnabi; S.M. Mahbubur Rahman; Md. Hossain Sohrab; Md. Morsaline Billah; Fyaz M. D. Ismail; George P. Sharples

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 55-60

  Oxysporone, possessing a 4H-furo(2,3-b)pyran-2(3H)-one structure, is a fungal metabolite, first isolated from Fusarium oxysporum. Later, this compound was also reported from the fungal genera, Diplodia, Pestalotia and Pestalotiopsis. Oxysporone was patented as an antibiotic for the treatment of dysentery, ...  Read More

A mini-review on oxysporone

Analytical Assessments of Bioactive Compounds
9. Computer-aided phytochemical research

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 1-2

  Nowadays computation or computational aspects are present almost in everything we do. Over the last couple of decades, the advancement in computer science and their applications in our everyday life has simply been phenomenal, and has impacted positively on how we carry out research. Chemistry has already ...  Read More