Scaffold Diversity of Marine Natural Products

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry of Marine Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2024) | Viewed by 274

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Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Malaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain
Interests: natural product; organic chemistry; new drug discovery; synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,             

Scaffold diversity is a crucial feature of compound collections that has a huge impact on their success in biological screenings. Marine natural products are characterized by high chemical diversity and may be an excellent platform to build compound libraries with an important degree of scaffold diversity. A promising method in the endless search for new drugs can rely on the exploration of the new chemical space. Therefore, marine natural products and their related molecules can inspire diverse synthetic strategies directed towards the study of that underexplored chemical space.

This Special Issue aims to collect original research articles regarding different synthetic plans where marine natural products can serve as a breakpoint to create scaffold diversity and enable further biological testing.

Prof. Dr. Miguel García-Castro
Guest Editor

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  • marine natural products
  • scaffold diversity
  • chemical space

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