Special Issue "Supramolecular Devices from Cyclodextrin: Synthesis and Pharmacological Applications"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Website: http://webspersoais.usc.es/persoais/e.sobarzo/
Phone: +34 8818 14887
Fax: +34 981 59 49 12
Interests: medicinal chemistry; natural products; photochemistry reactivity; aporphine and oxoaporphine; oxoisoaporphine; coumarins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the field of research into nanomedicines and in the synthesis of devices of molecular size, various types of cyclodextrins have been intensively studied from a pharmacological point of view. Research has been focused on the transport of useful substances and of medicines, which, because of their insolubility in the bloodstream, limit the possibilities of medical treatment in the organism. From the formation of inclusion complexes to the formation of nanoparticles linked with natural or synthetic polymers, cyclodextrins have been successful because of their versatility to transport substances of small size or as part of supramolecular systems in the detection, isolation and elimination of toxins, heavy elements and molecules that, because of their physical-chemical characteristics, are difficult to handle in an aqueous environment.

Experimental data in the field of the synthesis of modified cyclodextrin and its application in the treatment of behavioral diseases, mood disorders or simply drug delivery, are part of this Special Issue, which is open to all researchers who are considering publishing their experimental results and contributing to the understanding of new applications in the fields of medicine, ecology and chemistry.

Dr. Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez
Guest Editor


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  • cyclodextrin
  • inclusion complex
  • drug delivery
  • nanomedicine

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p. 3716-3729
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Molecules 2015, 20(3), 3716-3729; doi:10.3390/molecules20033716
Received: 18 November 2014 / Revised: 11 February 2015 / Accepted: 16 February 2015 / Published: 24 February 2015
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Molecules 2015, 20(3), 3565-3581; doi:10.3390/molecules20033565
Received: 18 November 2014 / Accepted: 13 February 2015 / Published: 19 February 2015
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Molecules 2014, 19(9), 14066-14079; doi:10.3390/molecules190914066
Received: 18 July 2014 / Revised: 27 August 2014 / Accepted: 2 September 2014 / Published: 9 September 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(4), 4924-4940; doi:10.3390/molecules19044924
Received: 4 March 2014 / Revised: 4 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 17 April 2014
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