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Special Issue "Recovery of Phytochemicals from Forest Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: reactive oxygen species; inflammation; antioxidants; multivariate data analysis; phenolic compounds; statistical optimization; food chemistry; analytical methods; phenolic compounds; food fraud
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Special Issue in Foods: Novel Food Processing and Extraction Technologies
Interests: hot water extraction; tannins; carbohydrates; forest and agricultural biomasses; films; food emulsions; cosmetics; paints; industrial side-streams; isotope analysis; GC–—FID/MS; anaerobic digestion
Wood and wood bark are important sources of phytochemicals. As demand for renewable natural resources has increased, research on the use of bark phytochemicals has increased as well. Polyphenols extracted from wood or wood bark have bioactive properties that could be utilized in the food and pharmaceutical industry. Extracted and purified compounds could also be exploited as platform chemicals for the chemical industry, since some natural compounds are difficult to synthesize. Technical formulas with crude extracts or compounds purified from extracts can be used in different applications. Mixtures of extracted phytochemicals could, in some cases, have a synergistic effect against certain pathogens or pests. Extraction following characterization and bioactivity of extracts are important steps to verify that compounds are safe and can be used. Robust and verified analytical methods are an important part of the research toolbox. Therefore, new approaches in analytical methods can identify potentially harmful compounds and allow the creation of products that increase the wellbeing and health of consumers.
Following an international trend in using industrial byproducts and taking into account the need to find sustainable uses of different fruit side streams, this Special Issue is dedicated to providing new scientific and technological applications for bioactive compounds from forest materials. Additionally, other chemical compounds with applications in the food, feed, cosmetic, and chemical industries will be considered. These studies may include analytical methods used to assess the chemical composition of forest side streams, bioactivity as assessed by in vitro and in vivo protocols, evaluation of extracting technologies, and comparison between matrices. The use of these bioactive-rich extracts in different applications (pharmaceutical products, food models, etc.) will be a matter of interest.
The Special Issue will cover original research and review articles, according to the Author Guidelines.
Prof. Daniel Granato
Dr. Petri Kilpeläinen
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- Extraction technologies
- Analytical methods
- Bioactive compounds
- Side streams
- Biological activities
- Application of bioactives in creams
- Foods and pharmaceutical products
- Phenolic compounds