Special Issue "Isoflavonoids and Flavonoids: Their Isolation, Characterization, Synthesis and Health Benefits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2020).
Interests: extraction and isolation of natural products from plants; synthesis of isoflavonoids; carbohydrate chemistry; fluorine chemistry; organotellurium and organosellenium chemistry
Flavonoids, a class of secondary metabolites with variable phenolic structures that have a C6-C3-C6 carbon framework, are found in fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, onions, parsley, berries, bark, dark chocolate, and wine. The abundance of flavonoids combined with their low toxicity in comparison to other plant constituents allows them be consumed in larger quantities by animals and humans. They are now considered to be a crucial constituent in a variety of pharmaceutical, and cosmetic applications. This is due to their antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, and anticarcinogenic properties, together with their ability to adjust key cellular enzyme functions. Research on flavonoids, their synthesis, isolation, characterization, and possible applications due to their health benefits, has received additional attention with the finding of their association with low cardiovascular mortality and the extrapolation of flavonoids to use as potential drugs for preventing chronic diseases.
The objective in assembling this special issue on flavonoids’ synthesis, isolation, identification, and characterization is to provide scientists from different disciplines, a perception into the scope and complexity of this multidimensional field.
There is no limitation on the topics as long as they fall in the course of flavonoids chemistry. Original articles as well as review articles on the below topics or other topics related to the chemistry of flavonoids would be welcomed.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Chemical and bio-synthesis of flavonoids and isoflavonoids
- Extraction, isolation, identification and characterization of flavonoids, isoflavanoids, and neoflavanoids from plants and herbs using analytical chemistry methods
- Comparisons of analytical methods for distinguishing types of flavonoids
- Characterization of flavonoids, isoflavanoids, and neoflavanoids extracted from herbs and comparison studies on their effects and applications
Dr. Nawaf Al-Maharik
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- biological properties identification and quantification