Special Issue "Technologies for Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources and Their Applications as Cosmeceuticals, Nutraceuticals and Food Ingredients"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: phenolic compounds; green extraction; encapsulation; bioactive properties; natural products; food byproducts
2. Research and Development of Functional Food Centre (CIDAF), Health Science Technological Park (PTS) Granada, Avda. del Conocimiento s/n, EdificioBioregión, 18007 Granada, Spain
Interests: bioactive phenolic compounds; metabolomics; analytical techniques; extraction processes; plant and food analysis; bioavailability
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The study of recovering processes to obtain bioactive compounds from natural sources has expanded in the last decade. This interest has been focused on commercial purposes, including cosmetics, dietary supplements, and functional food formulation.
For this reason, a Special Issue in Molecules focused on extraction and chemical characterization of bioactives with potential use as cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and functional food ingredients will provide an overview of the current status and future perspectives on the manufacturing design of these highly valuable products.
Considering your significant research background in the following fields, potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
► Bioactive compounds from medicinal plants:
- Secondary metabolites, • Phenolic compounds, • Terpenes and Terpenoids, • Chemical characterization, • Bioactive properties;
► Bioactive compounds from marine organisms and microorganisms:
- Secondary metabolites, • Phenolic compounds, • Seagrass, • Seaweeds, • Marine bacteria, • Cyanobacteria, • Microalgae, • Chemical characterization, • Bioactive properties;
► Bioactive compounds from food byproducts:
- Chemical characterization of food byproducts, • Bioactive properties, • Valorization of food byproducts;
►Sustainable and clean extraction technologies:
- Green and GRAS solvent, • Supercritical fluid extraction, • Microwave-assisted extraction, • Ultrasound-assisted extraction, • Pressurized liquid extraction, •Enzymatic extraction, • Experimental design;
► Applications as cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and food ingredients:
- Cosmeceutical applications, • Dietary supplements, • Functional food formulation.
This Special Issue on “Technologies for Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources and Their Applications as Cosmeceuticals, Nutraceuticals, and Food Ingredients” will include a selection of recent research and current review articles about the composition and content of bioactive compounds in natural products. This Special Issue is particularly focused on articles describing new extraction processes to recover bioactive compounds from different sources, comprehensive chemical characterization, bioactive properties, and applications as functional ingredients.
We cordially invite you to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Molecules.
Prof. Jesús Lozano-Sánchez
Prof. Dr. David Arráez-Román
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bioactive compounds from medicinal plants
- Bioactive compounds from marine organisms and microorganisms
- Bioactive compounds from food byproducts
- Sustainable and clean extraction technologies
- Applications as cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and food ingredients