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Research facilities

Natural Products Lab

We focus on natural products research, traditional medicine, ethnobotany and phytochemistry.
Information about the instruments and contact can be found via the portal 'Open Access Research Infrastructure' (OARI).
Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden

The Natural Products Lab (NPL) is a shared facility for research and development of natural products.


  • Extraction and isolation of target compounds from natural products at both an analytical and preparative scale
  • Chemical analysis of target compounds in complex mixtures (e.g. extracts containing primary metabolites (e.g. sugar, amino acids, or lipids) and secondary metabolites (e.g. alkaloids, terpenoids, or flavonoids) using a wide range of chromatographic or spectroscopic-based phytochemical analytical tools such as LCMS, NMR techniques, GCMS, SFC, etc.
  • Identification and/or structural elucidation of isolated compounds
  • Chemical fingerprinting using metabolomics or metabolic profiling techniques
  • Scaling-up of developed extraction methods to production scale
  • Application of green technology to the production of natural product extracts using natural deep eutectic solvents, ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and supercritical fluids.
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