Special Issue "Essential Oils: Chemistry and Bioactivity"
A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016).
Interests: designing and synthesis of biologically active molecules to treat cancer; malaria, pain; infection; oxidative stress and inflammatory diseases; designing and synthesis of bioactive natural products and pharmaceutically important small molecules; designing and synthesis of ‘nanoparticles’ and ‘molecular umbrella’ for drug delivery and other application e.g. synthesis of biologically active steroid dimers and macrocyclic polyamines for drug delivery
Interests: phytochemistry; phytomedicine; phytotherapy; natuaral products synthesis; structure elucidation; NMR, HPLC, chromatography; bioassay
Essential oils are naturally occurring volatile oils with characteristic fragrance or aroma that depends on their chemical composition and also on the sources they are extracted from. For example, essential oil extracted from clove has characteristic aroma of ‘clove oil’. Chemically, an essential oil is composed of various small molecules, including predominantly, mono- and sesquiterpenes, simple aromatic compounds and various other aliphatic compounds. Essential oils have been used extensively, not only in various cosmetics, food and related products, but also for medicinal purposes to treat various human ailments, and in aromatherapy for thousands of years. This Special Issue will compile original research articles and critical reviews on various chemical and bioactivity aspects of essential oils, mainly obtained from higher plants. Topics related to advances in methods and technologies pertinent to extraction and analysis of essential oils will also be covered.
Dr. Lutfun Nahar
Dr. Norazah Basar
Prof. Dr. Satyajit D Sarker
- essential oil
- volatile oil
- food products