Phytochemicals: the hidden gifts of nature to mankind
An inaugural lecture delivered at the University of Lagos, Akoka
Chemistry is important because as the cliche goes everythingon ea~h IS chemistry! Even our bodies are made of chemicalsChe~lcal reactions Occur when you breathe, eat, or just sit ther~readl~g. AI.Imatter ~re made of chemicals, so the importance of chemlstry IS pervasive. Organic chemistry, on the other hand plays a~ Important part In our daily life because food, clothes:pa~er, Ink, rubber, soap, perfumes, medicines etc. that are indlspensable to us for a proper living are all organic based compounds.