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Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 12-16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Recent Advances in Coumarin Derivatives and Their Metal Complexes

Abstract submission deadline
28 December 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
28 February 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

Coumarin derivatives, a class of compounds derived from natural sources, hold significant importance in modern science due to their diverse range of biological activities and potential applications. These derivatives exhibit various pharmacological properties, including anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer effects. Moreover, their structural versatility makes them valuable in drug design and development. Investigating coumarin derivatives offers a promising avenue for the discovery of new therapeutic agents with enhanced efficacy and reduced side effects. Their exploration contributes extensively to the advancement of medicinal chemistry, offering novel compounds that could potentially address unmet medical needs and improve human health. This topic welcomes original and review articles to be published in the selected MDPI journals concerning the synthesis and structural analysis of newly obtained and known coumarin derivatives and their transition metal complexes. Biological activities, such as cytotoxicity, antioxidant and protein/DNA binding affinities, should be included, if applicable. In addition, articles containing quantum-chemical analysis and molecular docking/dynamics simulations to support available spectral and reactivity features are highly encouraged. Notably, understanding the effects of substituents on structural characteristics, reactivity, and biological activity remains a key emphasis.

Dr. Dušan Dimić
Dr. Edina Avdović
Dr. Dejan Milenković
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  • coumarin derivatives
  • density functional theory
  • protein binding
  • cytotoxicity
  • antioxidant activity
  • molecular dynamics
  • human serum albumin
  • natural bond orbital theory

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
2.1 2.5 2019 19.1 Days CHF 1800 Submit
2.9 4.0 2013 12.8 Days CHF 2700 Submit
4.6 6.7 1996 14.6 Days CHF 2700 Submit
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
5.6 7.8 2000 16.3 Days CHF 2900 Submit is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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