Green Chemistry for Natural Product Extraction: Cleaner and Efficient Approaches

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Phytochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 138

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Department of Food Engineering, Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Maringa, Brazil
Interests: extraction; characterization and application of bioactive compounds in foods

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Nutrition and Food Technology Institute, University of Chile, Santiago 7830490, Chile
Interests: natural product chemistry; food science and technology; biochemistry; mass spectrometry; extraction

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Cesumar Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation-ICETI, Cesumar University–UniCesumar, 1610 Guerdner Venue, Acclimation Gardner, Maringa, PR, Brazil
Interests: food science; food chemistry; natural products; food waste recovery
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Federal Institute of Parana, Paranavai Campus, Av. Jose Felipe Tequinha, 1400, Paranavai 87703-536, PR, Brazil
Interests: extraction; food science and technology; natural products

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Faculdade de Engenharia Química, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlandia, Brazil
Interests: development of fermentative, enzymatic processes, with membranes and environmental technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Green chemistry has emerged due to the importance of the use of processes that are environmentally friendly. For extracting natural products, greener and more sustainable alternatives to traditional methods have been explored over the last decade. The knowledge generated by this topic can help society change its habits and behaviors, showing us how certain products and attitudes pose more risks to nature than others. This knowledge also ties into Sustainable Development Goals 2; 11; and, more specifically, 12, which deal with sustainable production and consumption. In this sense, with the aim of providing a new and novel knowledge base via green chemistry for natural products, we would like to invite researchers to participate in this Special Issue. Therefore, this Special Issue will focus on approaches to improve and accelerate extraction efficiency and reduce solvent consumption, such as solvent-based techniques, deep euteric solvents (DES), ultrasound-assisted extraction and microwave-assisted extraction, as well as supercritical fluid extraction and pressurized solvent extraction. However, other related research is highly encouraged. Authors are cordially invited to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. All research will be published as Open Access.

Prof. Dr. Grasiele Scaramal Madrona
Dr. Adriano Costa de Camargo
Prof. Dr. Rubia Carvalho Gomes Correa
Dr. Carlos Eduardo Eduardo Barão
Dr. Miria Hespanhol Miranda Reis
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  • sustainable extraction
  • agro-industrial by-products extraction
  • green extraction
  • clean technologies
  • natural ingredients
  • food security
  • sustainable development

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