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Special Issue "Chemistry of Peroxides"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Alexander O. Terent'ev

Chief of Laboratory in the N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technology and Biomedical Products, D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow 125047, Russia
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Interests: chemistry of peroxides; oxidative coupling reactions; reactions with C-, O-, and S-centered radicals; direct and indirect electroorganic synthesis; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis in oxidation reactions; compounds with antiparasitic, cytotoxic and antimicrobial activity, agrochemistry; chemistry of aliphatic and alicyclic functionalized compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to submit articles to a high-profile Special Issue on the “Chemistry of peroxides” to be published in Molecules.

This Special Issue aims to highlight various studies in the field of the chemistry of organic peroxides.

The chemistry of organic peroxides attracts considerable attention from chemists, biochemists, physicians and pharmacologists, since it has been found that organic peroxides possess a broad spectrum of biological activity: antimalarial, anthelmintic, anticancer, growth regulating, and antiviral. The importance of these studies is illustrated by the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Youyou Tu for the discovery and development of Artemisinin, a natural peroxide antimalarial drug. Recently, the first commercial antimalarial agent was developed by combining synthetic ozonide Arterolane with Piperaquine. Organic peroxides derived from ketones are produced in the multi-ton amounts and are broadly used as radical initiators for the preparation of polymers.

Over the past decade, a great deal of attention has been paid to the development of methods for the synthesis of peroxides and their reactions, to the synthesis of peroxides with valuable applied properties, and the study of their stability, and chemical and physical properties.

This Special Issue will include reviews, articles and communications on the synthesis, reactions, transformations and properties of organic peroxides.

In the case of a review article an additional brief (1–2 page) description of the topic including a draft index is required. This preliminary step is essential to avoid the overlapping of topics.

Prof. Dr. Alexander O. Terent'ev
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 semimonthly 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.


  • organic peroxides
  • cyclic peroxides
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • ozone
  • oxygen
  • singlet oxygen
  • peroxidation
  • oxidation
  • free radicals
  • synthesis
  • catalysis
  • rearrangements
  • bioactive peroxides
  • initiators

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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