Special Issue "Synthesis, Characterization, and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications of Ionic Liquids—In Memory of Professor Cinzia Chiappe"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 3934
Ionic liquids have attracted an enormous deal of interest in the last twenty years thanks to their peculiar and yet tunable physicochemical properties. Indeed, ionic liquids have found application in a wide and very disparate range of applications. Although some research areas have reached a reasonable maturity level, others still appear in their infancy. One example of such underdeveloped arenas, albeit with immense potential, is represented by the use of ionic liquids in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Some exciting work (e.g., drug delivery systems, API-ILs, antimicrobial/anticancer agents) has been reported thus far, but it is indeed clear that further investigations will be crucial in defining the scope of ionic liquids in this area. Several different aspects still need to be understood in depth, and multidisciplinary approaches will be instrumental for the challenging task of identifying and designing optimal ionic liquids. The ultimate goal is no less than the development of future therapies, together with the implementation of platform systems endowed with beneficial properties, for human health.
Therefore, in this Special Issue, both novel ionic liquids as well as the relationship between properties and constitutive ions will be highlighted and discussed, with special emphasis on their potential to impact the biomedical sector.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Lorenzo Guazzelli
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- ionic liquids
- physicochemical properties
- drug delivery
- antimicrobial properties
- biomedical application
- biomedical analytics