Special Issue "Chemistry of Phytocolloids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 2479
Interests: phytopharmaceutical nanobiotechnology; nano-emulsions; nanodispersions; essential oils; amazon oils; terpenes
Interests: biotechnology; natural products; pharmacognosy
Interests: drug delivery systems; micro- and nanoemulsions; ciclodextrins and nanoparticles (polymeric and lipidic); specially phytoterapics
We have been aware of the ability of some natural products (NP) to exert interesting properties (e.g., anethole in droplets of Arak after its self-emulsification or foam properties of a saponin) for a very long time. A growing number of studies have been published in the field of colloids with organic compounds from the secondary metabolism of living organisms, this unique skeleton diversity being responsible for a wide range of possibilities and also for the challenges in term of generation/stabilization of the colloids. In spite of this versatility, several papers fail to engage in deep discussion about the theoretical background and interfacial phenomena. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to focus on papers that contribute to the front matter and state of the art of Chemistry of Phytocolloids. Topics of interest include:
- Phase transitions;
- Crystal liquids, microemulsions;
- Emulsions, nano-emulsions;
- Self-assembly and supramolecular structures;
- Prediction of HLB by QSPR;
Studies with nanoparticles and/or other systems or NP delivery, including practical applications, are also welcome only if accompanied by a deep theoretical background and interfacial phenomenon description. Studies that are not related to NP will not be covered in this Special issue.
Dr. Caio Pinho Fernandes
Prof. Dr. Leandro Rocha
Dr. Deborah Quintanilha Falcão
Dr. Samanta Cardozo Mourão
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