Special Issue "Cyclodextrin Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2016)
Prof. Dr. Bernard Martel
Cyclodextrins (CDs) are a family of torus shaped cyclic oligomers obtained from starch and composed of six, seven, or eight α-(1,4) linked glucopyranose subunits (respectively a, b, and gCD). Due to their cyclic structure they present an apolar cavity, which is at the origin of their remarkable encapsulation properties towards the lipophilic part of a wide range of active molecules. Thanks to their inclusion properties, CDs have drawn the attention of academic and industrial researchers since the early 1980s with several hundreds of papers and patents, up to now with almost 20,000 published references. The field of applications of CDs is always increasing and nowadays concerns biotechnologies, soil remediation, wastewaters treatment, analytical chemistry, drug vectorization and drug delivery, pharmaceutical excipients, flavor and fragrance stabilization and controlled release, biomaterials, catalysis, self-healing materials, etc. This is the primary reason why cyclodextrins have attracted great interest in a variety of industries, including those related to food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, and agriculture. This Special Issue aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of the latest information on new chemical methods for access to advanced CD-based systems useable in the aforementioned applications domains and industries.
Prof. Dr. Bernard Martel
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- cyclodextrins in advanced materials
- cyclodextrins based stimuli-responsive systems
- green chemistry processes based on cyclodextrins
- cyclodextrins based catalysts
- syntheses of cyclodextrins derivates and polymers
- applications of cyclodextrins
- cyclodextrins polymers and hydrogels in pharmacy, cosmetic formulations, in food and in biomaterials for vectorization and/or controled release of active substances
- cyclodextrins involved in environmental depollution (air, soils, waste waters, sediments)
- nano materials and nano-structured coatings containing cyclodextrins