A natural product is a chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism—that is, found in nature. In Biochemistry, they are mainly flavonoids, alkaloids, polysaccharides, volatile oils, quinones, terpenoids, lignans, coumarins, saponins, cardiac glycosides, phenolic acids and amino acids and enzymes, etc. In the broadest sense, natural products include any substance produced by life. Apart from extraction, like those prepared in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), natural products can also be prepared by chemical synthesis (both semisynthesis and total synthesis) and have played a central role in the development of the field of organic chemistry by providing challenging synthetic targets. Naturally occurring compounds have been used medicinally for centuries and continue to be a rich source of novel therapeutics, including antibiotics and cancer drugs. It has long been recognized that natural-product structures have the characteristics of high chemical diversity, biochemical specificity and other molecular properties that make them favourable as lead structures for drug discovery, and which serve to differentiate them from libraries of synthetic and combinatorial compounds. Targetmol is proud for its expertise in natural product selection, separation, extraction and purification. In addition, we have a strict quality control system, using HNMR, HPLC, GC and other means to ensure the structural accuracy and high purity of the natural product.
Natural products are an unsurpassed source of chemical diversity and an ideal starting point for any screening program for pharmacologically active small molecules. Historically, natural products have been the most successful source of new drugs. Natural Product Libraries is a powerful tool for cell induction research and the drug screening focused on unique natural structures along with new bioactivity.