Special Issue "Lignans"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Assoc. Prof. David Barker
School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
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Interests: natural product total synthesis; medicinal chemistry; asymmetric synthesis; lignans; polymeric materials; anti-cancer treatments; synthesis from biowaste-derived materials; isotopically labelled materials
Lignans are traditionally defined as a class of secondary metabolites that are derived from the dimersation of two or more phenylpropanoid units. Despite their common biosynthetic origins, they boast a vast structural diversity. It is also well-established that this class of compounds exhibit a range of potent biological activities. Owing to these factors, lignans have proven to be a challenging and desirable synthetic target and has instigated the development of a number of different synthetic methods, advancing our collective knowledge towards the synthesis of complex and unique structures.
This Special Issue is focused on current research concerning this notable class of compounds, ranging in scope from recent isolation and structural elucidation of new and novel compounds, biosynthetic studies to explore their origins, total syntheses and strategies towards lignan synthesis, assessment of their biological activities and potential for further therapeutic development.
Assoc. Prof. David Barker
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- total synthesis
- bioactive compounds
- natural products
- phenyl propanoids