Special Issue "Vitamins"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2009).
Vitamins are essential organic copmpounds which are either not synthesized in the human and animal organism or formed only in insufficient amounts. Nutraceuticals are the active ingredients in functional food or nutraceutical supplements that deliver a health benefit. Both groups of compounds must be taken up by nutrition and are of great economical importance as additives in food and feed (human and animal nutrition), in pharma, health and personal care products of daily life, as well as technical applications, for example as stabilizers.
Contributions for this special issue may cover all aspects of their chemistry, like investigations of biosynthesis, biological activity, metabolism, sourcing from nature, analytics, and the broad range of activities accompanied with organic chemical synthesis. This is preparation of stereoisomers, derivatives, labelled compounds, metabolites, analogues and intermediates, elucidation of reaction mechanisms, and development of efficient catalytic methods, including biotransformations, in particular directed towards environmentally benign large-scale production.
Thomas Netscher, Ph. D.
- organic synthesis
- reaction mechanism
- natural sources
- biological activity