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Special Issue "NMR Spectroscopy as a Structural and Analytical Probe of Natural Products: Emerging Advancements and Future Insights"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ioannis P. Gerothanassis

Section of Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR-45110, Greece
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Phone: +302651008389
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; NMR spectroscopy; food chemistry; natural products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Natural products (NPs) are chemical compounds that originate from nature and possess a predominant position among prevailing chemical entities. They are characterized by an unmet structural diversity and they cover an extended chemical space compared to other chemical species. Natural products may have therapeutic benefits for several diseases, yielding active lead compounds for drug discovery.

In the last few years, natural products chemistry has experiencing a breakthrough. The entire process is gradually becoming technology-driven. New techniques and approaches have been introduced and incorporated, especially in the areas of natural product isolation, structural characterization and analytical applications of complex mixtures, altering traditional concepts and perceptions. NMR spectroscopy has played a central role in the development of the field of natural products by providing an extraordinary diverse range of applications.

This Special Issue will provide a platform for publishing original research papers, short communications or reviews in the following contemporary applications of NMR:

  • Advanced NMR techniques in solution
  • Hyperpolarized NMR techniques
  • Solid state NMR techniques
  • New tools for processing complex NMR data
  • NMR techniques and current trends in the analysis of complex mixtures of natural products
  • NMR hyphenated techniques
  • NMR high throughput screening applications
  • Applications of residual dipolar couplings to structural determination
  • Computational NMR methods for structure determination
  • Quantum chemical calculations of NMR parameters for structure determination
  • NMR metabolomics
  • NMR repositories for natural structure elucidation
  • Data mining and computer-assisted structural elucidation
  • NMR studies of natural product–biomolecular interactions
  • In-cell NMR of natural products

Scientists are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews on all aspects of natural product sciences to this Special Issue of Molecules.

Prof. Dr. Ioannis P. Gerothanass
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • natural products
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • NMR pulse sequences
  • hyperpolarized NMR
  • metabolomics
  • high-throughput methods
  • hyphenated techniques
  • computational methods
  • in-cell NMR

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