Special Issue "Natural Dyes"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: natural dyes; colour chemistry; natural products; cultural heritage
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: natural dyes; nanomaterial; HPLC-MS; SERS analyses; conservation
There is no doubt that natural dyes are currently one of the most stimulating topics in modern chemistry. Undisputed protagonists of our past from the historical artistic point of view, up to the synthesis of the first synthetic dyes, their application, and the scientific research related to them is far from being exhausted.
In fact, their interest not only concerns the field of cultural heritage conservation, in which advancement in analytical techniques such as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy or high-resolution mass spectrometry are revealing new perspectives to unsolved questions, but even more their use in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and foods studies. In these fields, the applications of natural dyes are showing a great potentiality, keeping in mind also the concept of green chemistry.
This Special Issue therefore aims to attract contributions concerning the different branches of pure and applied science devoted to the study or application of natural dyes, from cosmetics to cultural heritage, including all aspects of chemistry.
It could represent an opportunity to make a point on the state-of-the-art in the field of natural dyes, and to offer new insights on further possible applications or possibilities which have not yet been fully evaluated.
Prof. Marcella Guiso
Dr. Ilaria Serafini
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- Natural dyes
- cultural heritage