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Special Issue "Chemistry & Health"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Claudio Santi

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1, Perugia 06100, Italy
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Interests: organic synthesis; selenium chemistry; catalysis; bioorganic redox; green chemistry
Guest Editor
Dr. Luca Sancineto

Section of Heteroorganic chemistry, Centre of molecular and macromolecular studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
Interests: organic synthesis; selenium chemistry; catalysis; medicinal chemistry
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Massimo Moretti

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Via del Giochetto, 06122 Perugia, Italy
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Interests: in vitro safety assessment; cytotoxicity/genotoxicity testing; natural products
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lucielli Savegnago

Neurobiotechnology Research Group Laboratory of NeuroBiotechnology, Biotechnology Graduate Program, Technology Development Center, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Interests: biochemistry; pharmacology; biotechnology; neuroscience

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Life is a complex equilibrium between chemical reactions and interactions between living systems and the environment. As a direct implication, health (the state of being free from illness or injury) is strongly and broadly affected by chemistry. The comprehension of the chemical mechanism of biological processes enabled the elucidation of several pathologies and offered the possibility to identify new diagnostic tools and new drugs to prevent, control and vanquish several diseases. From a nutritional point of view, food chemistry combined with nutraceutical sciences can improve the quality of diets, improving the prevention of several illness, using the aliments in place or in combination with drugs to restore healthy conditions.

Chemistry also provides energy and materials for the modern every-day life and new strategies to perform chemical reactions in ecofriendly manner are strongly desirable in order to improve safety, reduce wastes and pollution production and respect the environmental equilibria.

This Special Issue aims to collect original contributions and review articles focused on the (positive/negative) impacts of chemistry on humans, animals and environmental health. Articles focused on green and environmental chemistry, biological and medicinal chemistry, food chemistry and toxicology are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Claudio Santi
Dr. Luca Sancineto
Prof. Dr. Massimo Moretti
Prof. Dr. Lucielli Savegnago
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Green Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Toxicology

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Open AccessReview Microbial Degradation of Pesticide Residues and an Emphasis on the Degradation of Cypermethrin and 3-phenoxy Benzoic Acid: A Review
Molecules 2018, 23(9), 2313; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23092313
Received: 26 July 2018 / Revised: 3 September 2018 / Accepted: 4 September 2018 / Published: 11 September 2018
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Nowadays, pesticides are widely used in preventing and controlling the diseases and pests of crop, but at the same time pesticide residues have brought serious harm to human’s health and the environment. It is an important subject to study microbial degradation of pesticides
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Nowadays, pesticides are widely used in preventing and controlling the diseases and pests of crop, but at the same time pesticide residues have brought serious harm to human’s health and the environment. It is an important subject to study microbial degradation of pesticides in soil environment in the field of internationally environmental restoration science and technology. This paper summarized the microbial species in the environment, the study of herbicide and pesticides degrading bacteria and the mechanism and application of pesticide microbial degrading bacteria. Cypermethrin and other pyrethroid pesticides were used widely currently, while they were difficult to be degraded in the natural conditions, and an intermediate metabolite, 3-phenoxy benzoic acid would be produced in the degradation process, causing the secondary pollution of agricultural products and a series of problems. Taking it above as an example, the paper paid attention to the degradation process of microorganism under natural conditions and factors affecting the microbial degradation of pesticide. In addition, the developed trend of the research on microbial degradation of pesticide and some obvious problems that need further solution were put forward. Full article
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