Design, Synthesis and Biological Assessment of Amphiphiles

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2025 | Viewed by 80

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Split, HR-21000 Split, Croatia
Interests: design and synthesis of heterocyclic compounds; antimicrobial agents; antidotes for toxic OP compounds
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Split, HR-21000 Split, Croatia
Interests: protein drug target; antimicrobial agents; mode of antibacterial action; cytotoxicity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Amphiphilic compounds have attracted considerable scientific attention due to their specific physical and chemical properties that make them ubiquitous in various applications. Nevertheless, relatively few amphiphilic compounds are used in medicine as drug carriers or as ingredients with strong antimicrobial activity. The main drawback is their high toxicity, which leads to environmental implications, preventing them from reaching their full application potential. Therefore, further progress in this field will not only bring new insights and discoveries, but also a new structural tool as a basis for their development in the intended applications.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect recent advances in the field of amphiphile synthesis, structure–activity relationship and biological evaluation, with an emphasis on their potential applications. Sub-topics include the process of self-assembly, determination of physicochemical parameters, mode of action and interaction with biological macromolecules (e.g., membranes and proteins).

We hope that this Special Issue will be of interest to experts from academia and industry, who are invited to submit an original research article, review paper or short communication.

Dr. Renata Odžak
Dr. Matilda Šprung
Guest Editors

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  • amphiphilic compounds
  • structure–activity relationship
  • biological potential

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