Special Issue "Structure-Activity Relationship of Natural Products 2018"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2018)
Prof. Dr. Antonio Evidente
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo, Via Cintia 4, 80126 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: ecology; biological control; plant pathology plant physiology; organic chemistry; bioactive natural substances; natural product isolation and characterization; spectroscopy; biopolymer for formulation of natural products
Microbial, plant and terrestrial and marine organisms hold a great deal of promise in biosynthesizing secondary metabolites. These metabolites belong to all the different classes of natural compounds, such as terpenes, phenylpropanoids, polyketides, alkaloids, etc. Thus, these organisms represent a very good source of natural substances, frequently possessing very interesting biological activities with potential applications in different fields. Their practical applications sometimes require an increase in their stability, selectivity, solubility in water, or the best suitable formulation. Studies carried out on the relationship between the chemical structure of a natural compound and its biological activities is an important starting point to obtain information on structural features that are essential for biological activity. Furthermore, the same studies give the necessary information to reach the aims mentioned above for their practical application. All researchers working in the field, are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Molecules, which reports on the structure–activity relationship studies of natural products with different biological activities.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Evidente
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- natural products
- source and chemical characterization
- biological activities
- chemical modification
- structure activity relationships (SAR)