Special Issue "Cyclodextrin Chemistry 2018"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2019
Prof. Dr. Bernard Martel
Cyclodextrins (CDs) are a family starch derivates discovered by Villiers in 1891, of which a cyclic structure was evidenced in the 1930s by Freudenberg, followed by the exploration of their remarkable encapsulation properties from the 1950–1970. Cyclodextrins applications have, thereafter, increased, involving many academic and industrial researchers who have published up to 40,000 papers (including more than 2000 in 2016) and almost 800 patents (Scopus source) up to now. Studies and applications firstly focused on "native" alpha/beta/gamma-cyclodextrins, but chemists have rapidly tuned their properties through chemical modifications with substituent groups, polymerization reactions, and materials surfaces modifications. Furthermore, the versatility of cyclodextrins was still extended thanks to the emergence of nanotechnologies. This "modern period" has paved the way for increasing application fields of cyclodextrins, such as biotechnologies, soil remediation, wastewaters treatment, analytical chemistry, drug vectorization and drug delivery, pharmaceutical excipients, flavor and fragrance stabilization, controlled release, biomaterials, homogeneous, biphasis and heterogeneous catalysis, self-healing materials, etc. Such versatile properties of cyclodextrins explain why cyclodextrins have attracted a great deal of interest in a variety of industries, including those related to food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, and agriculture. This Special Issue on cyclodextrin chemistry aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of the latest information on new chemical methods for access to advanced cyclodextrins-based systems, useable in the aforementioned application domains and industries.Prof. Dr. Bernard Martel
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- cyclodextrins in advanced materials
- cyclodextrins based stimuli-responsive systems
- green chemistry processes based on cyclodextrins
- cyclodextrins based catalysts
- syntheses of cyclodextrins derivates and polymers
- applications of cyclodextrins in food
- cyclodextrins-based hydrogels
- cosmetic formulations
- cyclodextrin for vectorization and/or controled release of active substances
- cyclodextrins involved in environmental depollution (air, soils, waste waters, sediments)
- nano materials and nano-structured coatings containing cyclodextrins