Extraction, Characterization, and Biological Activity of Natural Products—2nd Edition

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Phytochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2024 | Viewed by 279

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Fraculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Bulevar cara Lazara 1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: bioactive molecules; extraction; subcritical water; supercritical carbon dioxide; natural deep eutectic solvents; green chemistry
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Institute of Chemical Industry of Forest Products, CAF, Nanjing 210042, China
Interests: bioactive molecules; extraction; antioxidant; subcritical water
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After the successful and comprehensive Special Issue "Extraction, Characterization, and Biological Activity of Natural Products", it is our great pleasure to invite you to collaborate on a second volume of this Special Issue.

The great importance of bioactive molecules has elicited a high degree of interest among scientists around the world in this topic, and the Special Issue II aims to unite the most important achievements in this field.

The process of extracting and isolating bioactive principles is a crucial step in effectively utilizing their potential. In recent years, significant attention has been paid to modern extraction techniques, primarily those that rely on the use of green solvents, but also processes that seek to minimize waste generation. In this connection, the circular economy is of utmost importance in utilizing bioactive principles. The chemical characterization of extracts, as an important tool in the field of bioactive molecules, is an indispensable element that gives us insight into establishing the connection between chemical composition and certain activities, and represents the starting point for a deeper understanding of the action of bioactive principles. The application of bioactive principles is based on their biological activity, and in vitro and in vivo analyses represent a very important segment that often plays a decisive role in directing the application of plant extracts and isolates. Until recently, the most common application of extracts was in the food industry, pharmacy, medicine, and the cosmetics industry, but recently there are more and more areas in which plant extracts have been applied, including the industry of modern materials, packaging, water purification, and many others.

Special Issue II aims to showcase the latest findings in the isolation, characterization, and application of bioactive principles. Authors are encouraged to submit original papers and review articles.

Dr. Aleksandra Cvetanović Kljakić
Dr. Linlin Yan
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  • natural bioactive compounds
  • bioactivities
  • green extraction technology
  • separation and purification
  • extract application

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