Special Issue "Chemistry & Health"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: organic synthesis; selenium chemistry; catalysis; bioorganic redox; green chemistry
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Interests: organic synthesis; selenium chemistry; catalysis; medicinal chemistry
Interests: in vitro safety assessment; cytotoxicity/genotoxicity testing; natural products
Interests: biochemistry; pharmacology; biotechnology; neuroscience
Life is a complex equilibrium between chemical reactions and interactions between living systems and the environment. As a direct implication, health (the state of being free from illness or injury) is strongly and broadly affected by chemistry. The comprehension of the chemical mechanism of biological processes enabled the elucidation of several pathologies and offered the possibility to identify new diagnostic tools and new drugs to prevent, control and vanquish several diseases. From a nutritional point of view, food chemistry combined with nutraceutical sciences can improve the quality of diets, improving the prevention of several illness, using the aliments in place or in combination with drugs to restore healthy conditions.
Chemistry also provides energy and materials for the modern every-day life and new strategies to perform chemical reactions in ecofriendly manner are strongly desirable in order to improve safety, reduce wastes and pollution production and respect the environmental equilibria.
This Special Issue aims to collect original contributions and review articles focused on the (positive/negative) impacts of chemistry on humans, animals and environmental health. Articles focused on green and environmental chemistry, biological and medicinal chemistry, food chemistry and toxicology are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Claudio Santi
Dr. Luca Sancineto
Prof. Dr. Massimo Moretti
Prof. Dr. Lucielli Savegnago
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- Green Chemistry
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Biological Chemistry