Special Issue "Catalysis in the Synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Biocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Katarzyna Wińska
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Norwida 25, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: enzymatic catalysis; biotransformation; organic synthesis; isolation natural products; chemistry of cosmetic
Dr. Wanda Mączka
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Department of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Norwida 25, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: biocatalysis; biotransformation; stereoselective synthesis; natural products; biological activity of compounds
Prof. Dr. Antoni Szumny
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Department of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Norwida 25, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: essential oil; biotransformation; volatile compounds; organic synthesis; GC-MS analysis; NMR analysis; herbs; drying; pheromones; deeding deterrent
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biologically active compounds have versatile properties and are used as medicines, dyes, food flavors, crop protection products, etc. The process of purifying the compound and obtaining a single particle is complex, multistage and requires processing a large amount of raw material, because there are problems with compound isolation from biological material. For this reason, it is an expensive process, and it can be profitable only for a few compounds. In addition, there are also problems related to the seasonality of crops and variability in the composition of raw materials. Therefore, other methods are used in the search for biologically active compounds, i.e., organic synthesis or biotechnological methods using various types of biocatalysts.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the latest developments in which various types of catalytic processes have been used to synthesize biologically active compounds. Articles that present the latest research focused on developing strategies to improve catalysis processes will be appreciated. We want our issue to include articles presenting new paths for the use of these catalysts, including industrial applications.

Dr. Katarzyna Wińska
Dr. Wanda Mączka
Prof. Dr. Antoni Szumny
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • biologically active compounds
  • biocatalysis
  • biotransformation
  • enzymes
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • stereoselective synthesis
  • synthesis of biologically active compounds
  • process optimization

Published Papers

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