Special Issue "Perspectives of Coumarins"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Stela Jokić
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Guest Editor
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
Interests: Our interests are focused on the synthesis and extraction of bioactive heterocyclic compounds, coumarins, polyphenols, rhodanines, and quinazolinones. Synthesis includes coumarin-based compounds, quinazolinone and rhodanine-based compounds, employing green synthetic methods, like deep eutectic solvents and microwaves. Extraction is based on the utilization of green extraction methods, deep eutectic solvents, ultrasound, supercritical CO2 extraction, of plant bioactive compounds and biological investigation of the extracts.
Prof. Maja Molnar
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Guest Editor
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
Interests: Our interests are focused on the synthesis and extraction of bioactive heterocyclic compounds, coumarins, polyphenols, rhodanines, and quinazolinones. Synthesis includes coumarin-based compounds, quinazolinone and rhodanine-based compounds, employing green synthetic methods, like deep eutectic solvents and microwaves. Extraction is based on the utilization of green extraction methods, deep eutectic solvents, ultrasound, supercritical CO2 extraction, of plant bioactive compounds and biological investigation of the extracts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coumarin (2-oxo-2H-chromene) is a heterocyclic compound bearing a benzene ring condensed with pyrone ring, and is assorted to the benzopyrone class of compounds. Coumarin and its derivatives have been proven to possess a wide range of biological activities, like antitumor, antifungal, antibacterial, anticoagulant, and anti-HIV activity. Natural coumarins are biosynthesized by plants as secondary metabolites during stress, water deprivation, wilting, pathogen attack, acting as the plants’ defense mechanism. Coumarin can be synthetically modified in order to change its biological activity, and there are many examples of synthetic coumarins with increased biological activity. Natural coumarins can be extracted from various coumarin-rich plants, like tonka beans, Melilotus officinalis, Galium odoratum, Hierochloe odorata, Lavandula angustifolia, etc. Some well-known coumarin-containing compounds with potent biological activity are aflatoxins, novobiocin, warfarin, and dicumarol.

This Special Issue scope is to bring together eminent researchers presenting their investigations of coumarin synthesis, extraction, biological activity, and potential application.

Prof. Stela Jokić
Prof. Maja Molnar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Coumarin
  • synthesis of coumarin derivatives
  • extraction of coumarins
  • coumarin-containing plants
  • biological activity of coumarin derivatives

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type: Article
Tentative Title: Synthesis and biological evaluations of novel coumarin derivatives
Author: Tatjana Gazivoda Kraljević et al.

Type: Review
Tentative Title: Computer-aided molecular design of coumarin compounds as a plant protection substances
Author: Vesna Rastija and Maja Karnaš

Type: Review
Tentative Title: Aflatoxins - the dark side of coumarins
Author: Bojan Šarkanj et al.

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