Advances in Green Chemistry Processes: Isolation, Characterization and Applications of Plant-Derived Bioactive Compounds

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 July 2024 | Viewed by 279

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Department of Applied and Engineering Chemistry, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, Bulevar cara Lazara 1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: polyphenols; free radicals; antioxidant bioactivity; natural products; structural analysis; nutrients and bioactive compounds; liquid chromatography; spectrometry; bioactivity; bioaccessibility and bioavailability; added-value products
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Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, Department of Biotechnology, University of Novi Sad, Bulevar Cara Lazara 1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: antimicrobial substance; alternative crops; food microbiology; antimicrobial activity; biowaste; bioactive compounds; natural pigments; antioxidant acitivity; food; antioxidants; encapsulation; plant extract; bioactivity; HPLC; antimicrobials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Growing public and consumer demand, accompanied by ongoing research efforts to investigate the qualities and prospective applications of nutraceutical substances, have led to an increased interest in processes related to bioactive compounds, phytochemicals, and functional foods. The transparent diversity of natural product chemistry's sources reveals its beauty. Also the processing of plants results in high amounts of bio-wastes (by-products) which causes economic and ecological deficit problems. Today, the biowastes are often utilized as feed, and for the preparation of dietary fibre and biofuel through bioconversation processes. These products are also promising sources of bioactive antioxidants and colour-giving compounds, which could be used in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. To isolate, identify, and use bioactive chemicals from natural sources, extraction and conversation processes are an important phase along with the screening of their bioactivities and ultimately the elucidation of structure–activity relationships. In this context, the current Special Issue is open to scientific research submissions correlated to developing, upgrading and mathematical analyses obtaining plant-derived and health-promoting bioactive compounds. Characterization of these bioactives can provide functional benefits that play a crucial role in disease prevention caused by oxidative stress. A special emphasis will be given to eco-friendly technologies and processes with a deep insight into bioactivities characterization using analytical methodologies, in vitro assays, as well as in silico and in vivo studies to evaluate pro-healthy effects, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant properties and application safety, addressing potential final applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Extraction, preservation, and identification/quantification of plant-derived bioactives
  • New findings on the structure, functionality, nutrition, and application of natural products.
  • New trends in the application of eco-friendly techniques to extract bioactive compounds.
  • Isolation and characterization of nutritional components from plant extracts
  • Characterization of extracts and their possible uses.
  • Methods to improve the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of the targeted compounds.
  • Methods to explore the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of bioactive compounds in food
  • Antimicrobial effects of bioactive components derived from food, and their interaction with gut microbiome and their health outcomes
  • Antidiabetic and antiobesity effects of bioactive compounds
  • In vitro and in vivo evaluation of the function of plant-derived bioactives
  • Food bioactive components and their functionalities in health problems.

Prof. Dr. Jasna Čanadanović-Brunet
Dr. Olja Lj. Šovljanski
Guest Editors

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • secondary metabolites
  • bioactive compounds
  • characterization of bioactive compounds
  • innovative food
  • plant natural resources
  • by-products
  • antioxidants
  • green extraction
  • chromatography
  • health benefits
  • bioactivity
  • bioavaiability

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