Special Issue "Extraction Optimization Processes of Antioxidants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: lipids; antioxidants; gas-chromatography; vegetable extracts
Interests: structured lipids; innovative extraction techniques; food waste; liquid chromatography
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It is scientifically evident that the increased consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a reduction of chronic disease risk. The use of natural antioxidants, such as polyphenols, has increased in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical fields. Since some synthetic antioxidants show negative health effects, at present, there is the necessity to replace them with natural compounds. It has been reported that that vegetable extracts can also be used as an alternative for the treatment of different diseases, among them obesity and diabetes. However, there are various and not universally accepted methods for extracting antioxidant compounds from foods and waste (i.e., fruits, herbs, legumes, berries, shrubs, algae, roots). Usually, these methods are based on the use of pure solvents or mixtures with different polarities and should take into consideration the chemical structure of the antioxidants and the different structural and compositive characteristics of vegetable matrices. Based on this consideration, special attention must be given to the research of the best conditions for maximizing antioxidant extraction from vegetable foods and byproducts, focusing research on the development of new optimized extraction methodologies, also based on response surface methodology.
This Special Issue on “Extraction Optimization Processes of Antioxidants” aims to curate novel advances in the development and application of sustainable extraction methods also to address the recovery of waste products. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Development of new extraction methods to improve yield and selectivity of processes;
- Chemical–analytical characterization and evaluation of bioactivity of vegetable extracts;
- Optimization of extraction process to drive on-large scale methods toward sustainability;
- Development of green innovative process to obtain the recovery of waste products.
Dr. Francesca Blasi
Prof. Lina Cossignani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- bioactive compounds
- biological activity
- innovative processes
- response surface methodology
- green chemistry
- analytical characterization