Natural and Artificial Photoprotective Agent
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 54641
Interests: photochemistry; photophysics; molecular photoswitches; computational chemistry; organic synthesis; sunscreens; energy storage
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Solar light is fundamental for life on Earth, but the more energetic UV radiation coming from the Sun is a very dangerous agent due to the direct or indirect harm that it can cause on living organisms. Every life form in our planet has developed its own tools to avoid or minimize the damages caused by intense solar radiation. Evolution has guided the selection of compounds acting as photoprotective agents and also the use of repairing mechanisms after photodamage. Thus, many different chemical species have been isolated and identified in a wide variety of organisms.
Especially relevant is the preparation of new, artificial compounds (usually inspired by natural products) used in a variety of applications, including human skin. The development of more efficient sun-care products is not only a matter of intense scientific exploration. It is also a field with a great economic potential and public health impact.
This Special Issue covers all aspects of photoprotective agents either coming from natural sources or synthesis. Contributions dealing with the isolation, synthesis, and characterization of new compounds, photophysical and photochemical studies on different structures, and the use of photoprotective agents in different applications are welcome. Synthesis, computational studies, spectroscopic techniques, formulations, and final applications will be considered.
Dr. Diego Sampedro
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