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Special Issue "Lignans II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: natural product total synthesis; medicinal chemistry; asymmetric synthesis; lignans; polymeric materials; anti-cancer treatments; synthesis from biowaste-derived materials; isotopically labelled materials
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We are planning a second volume of the Special Issue on lignans to highlight current research on this important class of natural products. Lignans are are a class of secondary metabolites that are derived from the dimersation of two or more phenylpropanoid units. They are found with vast structural diversity, and it is well-established that this class of compounds exhibit a range of potent biological activities. Lignans have proven to be challenging and desirable synthetic targets and have instigated the development of a number of different synthetic methods, advancing our collective knowledge towards the synthesis of complex and unique structures.
This second volume of the Special Issue will focus on current research involving lignans, ranging in scope from recent isolation and structural elucidation of new compounds, biosynthetic studies to explore their origins, synthetic work towards lignan natural products and the use of lignans as synthetic precursors for other complex molecules. Further, the assessment of their biological activities and potential for further therapeutic development can also be reported.
Assoc. Prof. David Barker
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Total synthesis
- Bioactive compounds
- Natural products
- Phenyl propanoids