Special Issue "Essential Oils: From Phytochemistry to Ecophysiological Significances and Their Applications"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Christophe Hano

LBLGC EA1207, INRA USC1328, University of Orleans, 21 Rue Loigny la Bataille, F-28000 Chartres, France
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Phone: +33 (0)2 37 30 97 53
Interests: chemistry of natural products; analytical methods; HPLC; LC-MS; polyphenols (lignans, flavonoids, phenolic acids); ethnopharmacology; history of pharmacy
Guest Editor
Dr. Agnieszka Synowiec

Department of Agrotechnology and Agricultural Ecology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, PolandLBLGC NRA USC1328, University of Orleans, Chartres, France
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Phone: + 33 (0)2 37 30 90 67
Interests: botanical herbicides; allelopathy; non-chemical weed management; crop-weed interactions
Guest Editor
Dr. Aurelien Montagu

LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, Orléans, FRANCE
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Phone: +33 (0)2 38 21 14 86
Interests: antivirals; organic chemistry; nucleosides; medicinal chemistry; virus

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In modern sustainable industries, “green products”, based on natural compounds, are of the highest importance. From this standpoint, essential oils are considered the most widely used natural products in many areas. Most of them have been used as fragrances, flavoring agents or as medicines since ancient times. At present, a renaissance of the research on essential oils in the traditional but also new industries is observed. Essential oils are extensively studied to treat various human ailments, for their potential cosmetic applications, but also for crop protection, as so-called botanical pesticides. This Special Issue is in connection with the Biological Activities of Essential Oils International Conference by Le Studium with the aim to give an overview of the modern biological applications and activities of essential oils. In addition, their phytochemistry and ecophysiological significances are also considered. For that purpose, original research articles, reviews, industrial cases, and short communications are also welcomed and encouraged.

Please find additional information on this Conference at: http://www.lestudium-ias.com/event/biological-activities-essential-oils

Dr. Christophe Hano
Dr. Agnieszka Synowiec
Dr. Aurelien Montagu
Guest Editors

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  • natural cosmetics
  • natural products
  • anticancer activities
  • biodiversity of EOs
  • phytochemistry of EOs
  • environmental effects
  • microbiological effects
  • anti-inflammatory effects
  • botanical pesticides
  • phytopharmaceuticals
  • phytocosmeceuticals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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