Special Issue "Chemical Applications of Supercritical Fluids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: secondary metabolites from plants; isolation and structure elucidation; green isolation techniques; saponins; phloroglucinols; polyphenols; synthesis and semi-synthesis of natural compounds of pharmaceutical relevance; medicinal chemistry; antimicrobial; antiprotozoal and non-cytotoxic chemopreventive naturally derived compounds; biopolymers for biomedical applications; valorization of agro-industrial waste biomasses for bioactive natural products; supercritical CO2 extraction
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Interests: bioactive compounds from agro-industrial wastes; supercritical CO2 extraction; green technologies; pigments and bioactives from algae and microalgae; materials chemistry and electrochemistry; carbon-based materials from pyrolysis of biomass waste; nano-structured materials for (bio)electrochemical systems and energy applications
According to global trends, industrial processes and academic researchers are always looking for “green” products and technologies that are able to replace conventional ones.
Over the last several decades, there has been renewed interest in supercritical fluids owing to their unique properties and relatively low environmental impact in order to overcome the concerns related to conventional solvents methodologies.
Supercritical fluids are highly compressed gases which combine the properties of gases and liquids in an intriguing manner. Fluids such as supercritical carbon dioxide offer a wide range of unusual chemical possibilities in both analytical and materials chemistry. In addition, supercritical fluids lead to reactions which are difficult or even impossible to achieve in conventional solvents. Finally, supercritical fluids enable selective extractions, opening the possibility to apply the technique in waste valorization, yielding lipophilic compounds with no need of concentration steps, and even more polar ones, with the proper addition of co-solvents.
The present Special Issue entitled “Chemical Applications of Supercritical Fluids” will gather and publish original articles and review papers regarding the use of supercritical fluids as environmentally acceptable alternatives to conventional solvents for extraction, synthetic, analytical, and materials chemistry, on the following topics:
- Bioactives extraction with supercritical CO2;
- Removal of pollutants/contaminants from matrices;
- Polymerization reactions and purification of polymers;
- Enzymatically assisted reactions;
- Organic synthesis;
- Extraction and purification of food supplements, nutraceuticals, and active ingredients for pharmaceuticals;
- Precipitation/synthesis of nanostructured solids;
- Organometallic and hydrogenation reactions;
- Solute/supercritical fluids phase equilibria studies;
- Mathematical modelling and design of processes.
Dr. Luisella Verotta
Dr. Stefania Marzorati
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- Supercritical fluids
- Supercritical CO2 extraction
- Green technologies
- Nanostructured materials
- Enzymes-assisted reactions
- Organic synthesis