Special Issue “Cyclodextrins: Properties and Applications”

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Cyclodextrins (CDs) continue to attract the attention of a large group of researchers, interested mainly in their properties as complexing agents and as carriers of different substances, which make them good candidates for use in both fundamental and technological applications. For example, the use of these substances as participants in controlled release systems or as promoters of an improvement in the solubility of certain poorly soluble substances are applications of great interest.

Despite their theoretical and applied importance, little is known about the potentialities of these molecules, which must necessarily imply a greater knowledge and understanding of the structure and properties of these macrocycles. In this sense, resorting to introducing modifications in the structure of the standard CDs, in order to obtain new ones with greater complexing capacity towards different substances, either as a consequence of their inclusion within the cavity of the CD or their bonding to the external part of the CD, is a promising line of study.

In this Special Issue, research papers or comprehensive reviews related to advances in the knowledge of structure, properties and applications of cyclodextrins (CDs) shall be welcome.


Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Esteso

1. Faculty of Health Sciences, Catholic University of Ávila, Calle Los Canteros s/n, 05005 Ávila, Spain
2. U.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain
Interests: electrochemical thermodynamics; electrolyte solutions; thermodynamic and transport properties; pharmacological chemistry

Prof. Dr. Carmen M. Romero

Departamento de Química, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Calle 44 # 45-67 Bloque B9, Bogotá, Colombia
Interests: water and aqueous solutions; chemical thermodynamics; physicochemical behavior of systems that are of biological interest; physicochemical, surface and transport properties of aqueous solutions

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023

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