In focus: Chrysanthemic acid

Chrysanthemic acid is a cyclic organic compound. The product occurs naturally in its ester form in pyrethrum flowers. It is also found as metabolite of pyrenthrins. The acid carries a sweet odor thereby enabling its uses in flavors and is used to synthesize agrochemicals as well.

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In focus: Propionic Anhydride

Propionic Anhydride is a colorless liquid having a pungent odor and high boiling point. It is miscible with most organic solvents. It is soluble in both water and alcohol. It is a widely used reagent in organic synthesis as well as for producing specialty derivatives of cellulose.

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In focus: Colchicine

It is an alkaloid used in the symptomatic relief of pain in attacks of gouty arthritis, pseudogout, sarcodial arthritis, calcific tendinitis and to treat the inflammatory symptoms of Familial Mediterranean Fever.
It appears as odourless or nearly odourless pale yellow needles or powder that darkens on exposure to light.

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In focus: N-Acetyl-L-Aspartic Acid

N-Acetyl-L-aspartic acid, abbreviated as NAA, is second most abundant molecule in nervous systems after amino acid glutamate. It is synthesized in brain from aspartic acid and acetyl co-enzyme A. It also acts as nutrient.

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