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Open Chemistry: Topical Issue on Research for Natural Bioactive Products

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Nurhayat Tabanca, USDA ARS, United States
Antonio Evidente, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Alessio Cimmino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy   


Authors are invited to submit their articles as short articles, full research articles and reviews from the selective topics. Manuscripts have to be novelty and must not been published previously or be considered for publication elsewhere. Authors must provide a cover letter including at least three potential reviewers’ names and their e-mail addresses. 


  • Biological and pharmacological activities of natural products
  • Isolation and structure elucidation and spectroscopic properties of biological active compounds
  • Structure-activity relationship and mode of action of natural compounds
  • Biotransformations/tissue culture/fermentation/biotechnology
  • Biosynthesis/chemotaxonomy/chemical ecology/environmental/biodiversity
  • Synthetic drugs derived from natural products


The authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openchem/ and submit their contribution using a special track established for this topical issue. All papers will go through the Open Chemistry’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions please contact Coordinating Editors (Nurhayat.Tabanca@ARS.USDA.GOVevidente@unina.italessio.cimmino@unina.it) or Managing Editor (Agnieszka.Topolska@deguyteropen.com).

As an author of Open Chemistry you will benefit from:

  • Open Access;
  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Coordinating Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter’s e-technology;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline for submission is 30st June 2018.



Burdock (Arctium lappa) Leaf Extracts Increase the In Vitro Antimicrobial Efficacy of Common Antibiotics on Gram-positive and Gram-negative Bacteria
Pirvu, Lucia / Nicorescu, Isabela / Hlevca, Cristina / Albu, Bujor / Nicorescu, Valentin

A survey of bacterial, fungal and plant metabolites against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), the vector of yellow and dengue fevers and Zika virus
Masi, Marco / Cimmino, Alessio / Tabanca, Nurhayat / Becnel, James J. / Bloomquist, Jeffrey R. / Evidente, Antonio

‘Capiture’ plants with interesting biological activities: a case to go
Tittikpina, Nassifatou Koko / Atakpama, Wouyo / Pereki, Hodabalo / Nasim, Muhammad Jawad / Ali, Wesam / Fontanay, Stéphane / Nana, Frédéric / Ejike, Chukwunonso Ecc / Kirsch, Gilbert / Duval, Raphaël Emmanuel / Chaimbault, Patrick / Karou, Simplice D. / Batawila, Komlan / Akpagana, Koffi / Jacob, Claus

Volatile terpenoids as potential drug leads in Alzheimer’s disease
Wojtunik-Kulesza, Karolina A. / Targowska-Duda, Katarzyna / Klimek, Katarzyna / Ginalska, Grażyna / Jóźwiak, Krzysztof / Waksmundzka-Hajnos, Monika / Cieśla, Łukasz

Essential Oils as Immunomodulators: Some Examples
Anastasiou, Charis / Buchbauer, Gerhard

Phenolic profiling and therapeutic potential of local flora of Azad Kashmir; In vitro enzyme inhibition and antioxidant
Raza, Muhammad Asam / Danish, Muhammad / Mushtaq, Mahvish / Sumrra, Sajjad Hussain / Saqib, Zenab / Rehman, Shafiq Ur

Chemical profile, antioxidant activity and cytotoxic effect of extract from leaves of Erythrochiton brasiliensis Nees & Mart. from different regions of Europe
Baj, Tomasz / Kukula-Koch, Wirginia / Świątek, Łukasz / Zielińska-Pisklak, Monika / Adamska-Szewczyk, Aldona / Szymczyk, Dawid / Rajtar, Barbara / Polz-Dacewicz, Małgorzata / Skalicka-Woźniak, Krystyna

Bioassay-guided isolation and identification of Aedes aegypti larvicidal and biting deterrent compounds from Veratrum lobelianum
Tabanca, Nurhayat / Ali, Zulfiqar / Bernier, Ulrich R. / Epsky, Nancy / Nalbantsoy, Ayse / Khan, Ikhlas A. / Ali, Abbas

Chemical composition and microbiological evaluation of essential oil from Hyssopus officinalis L. with white and pink flowers
Baj, Tomasz / Korona-Głowniak, Izabela / Kowalski, Radosław / Malm, Anna

Antifungal and repellent activities of the essential oils from three aromatic herbs from western Himalaya
Stappen, Iris / Tabanca, Nurhayat / Ali, Abbas / Wanner, Jürgen / Lal, Brij / Jaitak, Vikas / Wedge, David E. / Kaul, Vijay K. / Schmidt, Erich / Jirovetz, Leopold

Synthesis of (±)-3,4-dimethoxybenzyl-4-methyloctanoate as a novel internal standard for capsinoid determination by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS(QTOF)
Fayos, O / Barbero, GF / Savirón, M / Orduna, J / Durán, AG / Palma, M / Molinillo, JMG / Macías, FA / Barroso, CG / Mallor, C / Garcés-Claver, A

Repellent activity of monoterpenoid esters with neurotransmitter amino acids against yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti
Nesterkina, Mariia / Bernier, Ulrich R. / Tabanca, Nurhayat / Kravchenko, Iryna

Effect of Flammulina velutipes (golden needle mushroom, eno-kitake) polysaccharides on constipation
Xin, Xin / Zheng, Kangwei / Niu, Yingying / Song, Miaomiao / Kang, Wenyi

Bioassay-directed fractionation of a blood coagulation factor Xa inhibitor, betulinic acid from Lycopus lucidus
Tan, Yin-Feng / Wang, Qiong / Gong, Jing-Wen / Zhang, Xu-Guang / Li, Yong-Hui / Zhang, Jun-Qing / Li, You-Bin

α-Terpineol, a natural monoterpene: A review of its biological properties
Khaleel, Christina / Tabanca, Nurhayat / Buchbauer, Gerhard

Utility of essential oils for development of host-based lures for Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), vector of laurel wilt
Kendra, Paul E. / Montgomery, Wayne S. / Niogret, Jerome / Tabanca, Nurhayat / Owens, David / Epsky, Nancy D.

Phenolic composition and antioxidant potential of different organs of Kazakh Crataegus almaatensis Pojark: A comparison with the European Crataegus oxyacantha L. flowers
Bekbolatova, Elmira / Kukula-Koch, Wirginia / Baj, Tomasz / Stasiak, Natalia / Ibadullayeva, Galiya / Koch, Wojciech / Głowniak, Kazimierz / Tulemissov, Saken / Sakipova, Zuriyadda / Boylan, Fabio

Isolation of eudesmane type sesquiterpene ketone from Prangos heyniae H.Duman & M.F.Watson essential oil and mosquitocidal activity of the essential oils
Özek, Gülmira / Bedir, Erdal / Tabanca, Nurhayat / Ali, Abbas / Khan, Ikhlas A. / Duran, Ahmet / Başer, Kemal H.C. / Özek, Temel