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Special Issue "Extractable and Non-Extractable Antioxidants"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Alessandra Durazzo

Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria – Centro di ricerca CREA-Alimenti e Nutrizione, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178, Rome, Italy
Interests: antioxidants; bioactive compounds; food quality; nutrition; food composition databases; biodiversity
Guest Editor
Dr. Massimo Lucarini

Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria – Centro di ricerca CREA-Alimenti e Nutrizione, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178, Rome, Italy
Interests: natural compounds; nutraceuticals; food chain; food science and nutrition; food composition databases; sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The delineation and exploitation of extractable and non-extractable antioxidants in the main food groups, as well as by-products and biomass waste, are required. The focus should be addressed towards the description and updating of the methodological approach of antioxidant compounds in a multidisciplinary and innovative design. Conventional procedures and advanced extraction technologies, as well as analytical techniques, with particular attention to green procedures, will be considered. The combination of emerging analytical techniques and the application of statistical methods, i.e., infrared spectroscopy, multi-elemental analysis, isotopic ratio mass spectrometry, and nanotechnologies coupled with chemometrics are welcome.

The application of studies of extractable and non-extractable antioxidants on food waste, in line with concepts of circular economy and biorefineries, will be considered.

The utilization of extractable and non-extractable antioxidants in the nutraceuticals field is another focal point of this Special Issue: extracts, fractions, purified and semi-purified substances, used alone or in combination with other ingredients as dietary supplements or functional foods. This field needs to be explored using rigorous science approaches, considering a combination of studies from different fields (nutrition, food chemistry, medicine, etc.) is increasing.

Dr. Alessandra Durazzo
Dr. Massimo Lucarini
Guest Editors

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. Molecules 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.


  • extractable and non-extractable antioxidants
  • antioxidant properties
  • integrated food research
  • food matrices
  • by-products
  • food waste
  • biomass
  • methodological approach
  • advanced technologies
  • green procedures
  • chemometrics
  • biorefinery
  • nutraceuticals
  • dietary supplements
  • functional foods

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