Special Issue on New Frontiers in Phytochemistry

Submission Deadline: Sep. 10, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Mity Thambi
      Department of Chemistry, Baselius College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
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    • Tom Cherian
      Department of Chemistry, Christ College, Thrissur, Kerala, India
    • Mohamed Shafi
      Department of Chemistry, University of Chemistry, Malappuram, Kerala, India
  • Introduction

    Our country has a very rich plant kingdom. Most of them are not properly studied for their scientific and commercial use. Plant extracts and plant essential oils have good biological activity. Naturally the Indian system of medicine Ayurveda makes use of the plant kingdom very effectively and has stood the test of time. With the modern analytical facilities it is possible to study the plant ingredients in depth. Consequently many active compounds (mainly secondary metabolites such as terpeneoids, alkaloids, flavanoids etc) in plants have been isolated, identified and put to use in varying fields like medicine and agriculture. Plant derived compounds can act as excellent lead to useful and more effective compounds. Aromatic plants which are not yet commercially exploited will be identified and extracted using chromatograghic techniques, and the essential oil isolation using steam distillation. The chemical profiles from the plants were identified using GC-MS (Gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry), GC-MS-O (Gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry-Olfactometry), Spectroscopic methods such as UV, IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, 2D NMR techniques. The compounds obtained were subjected to biological activity. The compounds were chemically transformed to increase the biological activity. Chemical modifications of these compounds identified and their biological activity have to be investigated and this is very useful to our mankind.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Plant collection
    2. Plant Identification
    3. Extraction using various solvents
    4. Compound separation by different chromatographic methods
    5. Structure elucidation using various spectroscopic techniques
    6. Structural modification
    7. Biological studies – Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Pesticidal activity, Anticancer studies, Anti-tuberculosis, Anti-inflammatory etc

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

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  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.