Special Issue "Extraction, Separation and Identification of Compounds from Natural Sources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022 | Viewed by 12641
Interests: secondary metabolites; terrestrial Plants; drug discovery; structure elucidation; HPLC; GC
Interests: antibiotics; isolation and characterization; natural products; LC/MS
Natural products are highly popular for their notable biological activities as well as remarkable chemical diversity. They have continued to serve as perfect templates for the discovery of new scaffolds of promising drug entities, alleviating many serious diseases. Recently, many great achievements have been sparked in the separation, isolation, identification, and structural elucidation of naturally occurring compounds. Today, the extraction and metabolic profiling of crude extracts, as well as the isolation and biosynthesis of natural compounds, has become easier than before owing to the presence of multiple advanced and hyphenated chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques such as LC-MS (liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry), LC-PDA (liquid chromatography coupled with photodiode array detector), LC-NMR-MS (liquid chromatography coupled with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry), as well as GC-MS (gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry). This Special Issue aims to shed light on the extraction, separation, isolation, and identification of secondary metabolites from natural sources comprising plants, their essential oils/marine organisms, and their associated micro-organisms. This separation is performed using different techniques such as LC-MS, NMR, and GC-MS. Evaluation of their bioactivities and their probable mode of action is also recommended that will eventually lead to the discovery of promising leads that could be incorporated in many pharmaceutical products to cure many problems. Short communications, research articles, and review articles are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed L. Ashour
Prof. Nawal M. Al Musayeib
Dr. Fadia S. Youssef
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- natural sources
- marine organisms
- medicinal plants
- essential oils
- LC-MS (liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry)
- GC-MS (gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry)
- Structural elucidation
- NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance)
- molecular docking