Biologically Active Compounds

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 584

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Institute for General, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Teaching Methods in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Ulica cara Hadrijana 8/A, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: green aproach; antioksidans; biologically active compounds; voltammetric techiques; EIS; modified electrodes
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Department of Chemistry, University of Osijek, Cara Hadrijana 8A, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: investigation of biologically active compounds; voltametric techniques; precipitation; pathological biomineralization; biomineralization
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Department of Chemistry, University of Osijek, Cara Hadrijana 8A, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: biologically active molecules; voltammetric techniques; modified electrodes; spontaneous precipitation; precipitation with additives

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biologically active compounds are found in plants and certain foods (whole grains, fruits, oils, nuts and vegetables). Due to their antioxidant activity, they promote good health in living organisms by blocking the production of reactive oxygen species and are being studied for the prevention of many diseases (e.g., heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases). The synthesis of biologically active compounds is challenging because of their unique and complex structure, but it is of utmost importance for the development of novel therapeutic agents in the biomedical sciences. Different analytical techniques are being used for the analysis of biologically active compounds (GC, HPLC, HPLC/MS, fluorescence, FTIR, XRD, NMR etc.). However, it was determined that sample preparation is the key step for the development of analytical procedures. Recent studies have shown that biologically active compounds can be detected with (bio)chemical and electrochemical sensors and they can affect the mineralization process which increases the interest in further studies and enables an interdisciplinary approach.

This Special Issue entitled “Biologically Active Compounds” aims to highlight the advanced research in the field of biologically active compounds; including synthesis (with special emphasis on green synthesis), characterization techniques, their application (in pharmaceutical, biomedical area as medicines, inhibitors or promotors of individual processes, as fungicides, herbicides and insecticides in the food industry etc.) and novel research trends. We kindly invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. Short communications, review articles and full-size research papers are all welcome.

Dr. Martina Medvidović-Kosanović
Dr. Maja Dutour Sikirić
Dr. Anamarija Stanković
Dr. Dominik Goman
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  • biologically active compounds
  • synthesis/green synthesis
  • analysis techniques (e.g., chromatographic, spectrophotometric, fluorometric, enzymatic, electrophoretic measurements)
  • antioxidants
  • biomineralization
  • electrochemical sensors
  • (bio)chemical sensors

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