Special Issue "Phenolic Compounds and Metabolome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2021.
Interests: Analytical Chemistry, Plant Chemical Characterization, Environmental Chemistry
Interests: phenolics, antioxidants, metabolites, in vitro bioaccessibility, fruit and vegetable processing
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Interests: plant metabolomics, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry
Interests: food chemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry
Scientists have a continually growing interest in plant secondary metabolites with respect to their biological activities and the properties in relation to their use in the nutraceutical field. In particular, phenolic compounds are known to possess remarkable properties from a pharmaceutical and nutritional point of view, and at the same time, they are important indicators of the physiological status of plants. This Special Issue aims at gathering the most recent contributions in relation to their chemical characteristics, extraction, analytical techniques for their determination, and assessing their biological activities.
Contributions to this Special Issue, both in the form of original research and review articles, may cover all aspects of plant metabolome studies with particular attention on phenolic compounds and other bioactive molecules, including:
- Their chemical characterization in different plant species;
- Methods for their extraction, purification, and quantification;
- Food waste or byproducts valorization;
- Effects of biotic/abiotic stress on plant metabolome;
- The metabolomics approach in geographical origin determination and metabolomic fingerprinting.
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Capodaglio
Prof. Dr. Esra Capanoglu
Dr. Elisa Scalabrin
Dr. Marta Radaelli
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Plant metabolome
- Phenolic compounds
- Recovery and quantification of vegetal metabolites
- Geographical origin and metabolomic fingerprint
- Stress effects on plant metabolome
- Vegetal byproducts valorization
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.
Title: Multiblock analysis to relate polyphenol targeted mass spectrometry and sensory properties of chocolates and cocoa beans
Authors: Veronique Cheynier; Sebastien Preys
Abstract: Chocolate quality is largely due to the presence of polyphenols and especially of flavan-3-ols and their derivatives that contribute to bitterness and astringency. The aim of the present work was to assess the potential of polyphenol targeted mass spectrometry quantitative analysis for relating cocoa bean polyphenol amounts, corresponding chocolate polyphenol amounts and sensory properties. One hundred cocoa bean samples were transformed to chocolate using a standard process, and the later were attributed to four different groups by sensory analysis. Polyphenols were analysed by an UPLC system hyphenated to a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. A multiblock method called CCSWA was used to study relationships between the three datasets, i.e. cocoa polyphenols, chocolate polyphenols and sensory. The CCSWA multiblock method coupling sensory and chocolate polyphenol differentiated the four sensory poles. It showed that polyphenolic and sensory data both contained information enabling the sensory poles separation even if they can be also complementary. A large amount of variance in cocoa bean and corresponding chocolate polyphenols has been linked. Cocoa bean composition turned out to be a major factor in explaining the sensory poles separation.