Special Issue "Synthesis of Marine-Derived Compounds"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018
The chemical complexity and diverse biological activities of marine natural products have been a source of inspiration, and the challenge of mimicking distinctive three-dimensional structures presents unique research opportunities that push the boundaries of organic chemistry. Natural Product synthesis, both total and partial (semi-synthesis), provides the confirmation of structure, allows the ability to carry-out structure–activity relationship (SAR) studies, lead optimization, together with providing a potential solution to the supply issue that has curtailed the development of many marine natural products. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the chemical and biological discoveries resulting from the total synthesis or semi-synthesis of marine-derived natural products. As the Guest Editor, I invite scientists in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology to submit review papers or original articles where synthesis has contributed to the field of marine natural products drug discovery.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lyndon West
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Marine natural product
- Total synthesis
- Biomimetic synthesis
- Chemical transformation
- Structure-activity relationship
- Lead optimization