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Sustainable Use of Plants for Bioactive Compounds Extraction and Evaluation

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Resources and Sustainable Utilization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 1853

Special Issue Editors

School of Agronomy, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, General Escobedo, Monterrey 66050, Mexico
Interests: phytochemistry; bioactive compounds; extraction methods; functional foods
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Instituto Tecnolgógico de Durango, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Durango, Dgo., Mexico
Interests: microbial biotechnology; microbial biotransformation
School of Agronomy, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, General Escobedo, Monterrey 66050, Mexico
Interests: agroindustrial wastes; antifungal activity; phenolic antioxidants; edible coatings and films; essential oils
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plants are the primary basis for human sustenance, used directly for food and they have been widely used for the extraction of several bioactive compounds including glycosides, phenolic compounds, terpenes, carotenoids, alkaloids, waxes, gums, resin acid, food grade pigments, plant growth factors, among others. These compounds are strongly recognized for their functional properties which have been evaluated in several in-vitro and in-vivo systems. Thus, sustainable use of plants for obtaining bioactive compounds have been received more attention in order to create systems to take advantage of these resources according to the FAO challenges of meeting basic food needs considering ecologically, economically and socially approaches.

This Special Issue on “Sustainable use of plants for bioactive compounds extraction and evaluation” aims to bring together novel advances in the extraction processes, and evaluation of bioactive compounds from plant resources and by-products, as well as the use of plants in the development of new products with a sustainable approach. The topics include, but are not limited to:

Novel and eco-friendly processes for the recovery of valuable bioactive compounds;

Chemical and functional characterization of bioactive compounds in different systems;

Nutraceuticals and functional foods and dietary supplement

Development of new herbal drugs

Use and application of bioactive compounds from plant materials

Agrobiodiversity management through appropriate strategies of plants exploitation;

We cordially invite authors to contribute original research articles and reviews, that provide innovative information related to the bioactive compounds naturally occurring in plants.

Prof. Guillermo Cristian Guadalupe Martínez Ávila
Prof. Olga Miriam Rutiaga-Quiñones
Prof. Romeo Rojas
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • sustainability
  • phenolic compounds
  • glycosides
  • phenolic compounds
  • terpenes
  • carotenoids
  • alkaloids
  • waxes
  • gums
  • resin acid
  • food grade pigments
  • plant growth factors
  • functional properties of plants
  • extraction methods
  • industrial plants
  • plant by-products

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13 pages, 5993 KiB  
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Morphometric and Structural Properties of a Sustainable Plant Biomass with Water Purification Potentials
Sustainability 2021, 13(19), 11075; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131911075 - 07 Oct 2021
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Abstract
The leaf, stem, and root of wild sesame with eco-physiological functions of water and mineral sorption were targeted for water treatment. Morphometric properties of the plant sections were investigated by light microscopy. Structural and surface characteristics of pulverized samples were studied by thermogravimetry [...] Read more.
The leaf, stem, and root of wild sesame with eco-physiological functions of water and mineral sorption were targeted for water treatment. Morphometric properties of the plant sections were investigated by light microscopy. Structural and surface characteristics of pulverized samples were studied by thermogravimetry (TGA), Raman spectroscopy, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET), and Scanning electron microscopy. Wettability and sorption potentials were studied by sessile drop analysis, while a methylene blue dye polluted water treated with the plant’s sorbents was assessed by UV–Vis spectroscopy. The presence of parenchyma cells, trichomes, vessels, fibres, cellulose, lignin, and other pore-containing structures was confirmed. The stem and root biomasses possessed comparatively higher pore sizes (0.011 and 0.124 µm, respectively), surface energy (33.32 and 31.8 mN/m), and dispersive components (32.45 and 31.65 mN/m). The leaf was high in polar components and had a biomass surface area of 3.19 m2/g. Water treated with the root and stem sorbents gave the lowest dye concentration (0.19 mg/L and 0.20 mg/L, respectively) in treated effluent at 120 mins. It was noted that eco-physiological properties informed water purification potentials of the sampled biomasses and could be used for bioprospecting of useful plant materials for water purification. This study established that functional components of plants, porous characteristics, and surface properties of the materials studied are important factors when considering plant sorbents for water purification. Full article
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