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Special Issue "Research on Polyphenolic Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables: Extraction, Chromatographic Analysis, and Biological Properties"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ireneusz Kapusta
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Department of Food Technology and Human Nutrition, Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, Rzeszow University, Zelwerowicza 4, 35-601 Rzeszow, Poland
Interests: secondary metabolites; chromatographic techniques; polyphenols; antioxidant activity; wine chemistry; biological activity of plant origin food
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Phenolic compounds are ubiquitous in plants which collectively synthesize several thousand different chemical structures characterized by hydroxylated aromatic ring(s). These compounds play several important functions in plants. They represent a striking example of metabolic plasticity, enabling plants to adapt to changing biotic and abiotic environments and provide to plant products color, taste, technological properties, and putative health-promoting benefits. Phenolic compounds represent the most studied phytochemicals and have been widely exploited as model systems in different areas of plant research. These components are known as secondary plant metabolites and also possess antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, along with their high antioxidant capacity. Many efforts have been made to provide a highly sensitive and selective analytical method for the determination and characterization of polyphenols. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide information on the most recent developments in the chemical investigation of polyphenols, emphasizing the extraction, separation, and analysis of these compounds via chromatographic and spectral techniques.

Dr. Ireneusz Kapusta
Guest Editor

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  • polyphenols
  • separation techniques
  • HPLC
  • LC-MS
  • antioxidant activity
  • biological activity

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