Special Issue "Biomolecules from Essential Oil Bearing Plants: Biological and Applications"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural and Bio-inspired Molecules".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 77

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Carmen Formisano
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Domenico Montesano, 49 80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: phytochemicals; polyphenols; biological activity; essential oils; medicinal chemistry; NMR spectroscopy; GC-MS and LC-MS

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Essential oils are aromatic, volatile liquids obtained from plant material through steam distillation and named after the plant from which they are derived. They are composed principally of lipophilic and highly volatile secondary plant metabolites, principally mono- and sesquiterpenes, but other types of compounds such as phenols and hydrocarbons may also be present. Widely used in cosmetics and perfumes, they also have medicinal applications due to their therapeutic properties as well as agro-alimentary uses because of their antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. A resurgence of interest has been evidenced by researchers in essential-oil-bearing plants due to their multidisciplinary applications. This Special Issue focuses on biological activities of extracts and compounds from essential-oil-bearing plants and on biotechnological approaches for the enhancement of essential oil production and quality.

Prof. Dr. Carmen Formisano
Guest Editor

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  • essential oils
  • volatiles
  • biological properties
  • chemical composition

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