Special Issue "Synthesis of Mimetics of Natural Compounds in Drug Development"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editors

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: chemical thermodynamics; differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); physico-chemical characterization of the API; binary mixtures of API; SLE phase diagrams; pseudopolymorphism; dissolution studies
Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: alginate; cellulose; collagen; keratin; biopolymers; gamma irradiation; functionalisation; natural polymers; biosorbent; advanced materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The synthesis of compounds that mimic the behaviour of natural compounds that have the same beneficial properties for the body is a very interesting and challenging field. Researchers around the world play an important role, especially in the pharmaceutical field, in the discovery of new compounds that can be used in drug development. The synthesis, characterization and behaviour of mimetic compounds is an area of research that is constantly growing and yielding important results, but there is still much to be done. Modern synthetic techniques can be applied to synthesize completely new active materials and molecules that mimic natural compounds. The purpose of this Special Issue is to focus on the synthesis and characterization of mimetics of natural compounds and their potential uses in drug development.

Dr. Elena Pincu
Dr. Ioana Stanculescu
Guest Editors

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  • mimetic compounds
  • drug development
  • synthesis techniques
  • chemical characterization
  • therapeutic potential of mimetic compounds
  • new drugs that mimic natural compounds

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