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Supramolecular Design for Biological Applications - Nobuhiko Yui

Supramolecular Design for Biological Applications

By: Nobuhiko Yui (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 2002
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Supramolecular chemistry is the outburst topic of the next generation of science. While the majority of biomedical research efforts to date have centered on utilizing well-known polymeric materials, the recent progress in supramolecular chemistry has introduced a fascinating new field of macromolecular architecture.
Supramolecular Design for Biological Applications focuses on modulating, altering, and mimicking biological functions with a new family of molecular assemblies. The authors provide innovative ideas and concepts for developing novel biomaterials that could be applied in diagnosis, drug carrier operations, and environmental protection. This reference is comprehensive, presenting principles, applications, recent advances, and future directions. Each chapter includes clear and informative illustrations of molecular architectures. The writing is scientific but allows for easy comprehension of the differences in molecular interactions, dimensions, and supramolecular architecture.
Supramolecular Design for Biological Applications will advance the understanding of supramolecular-structured biomaterials and associated issues regarding biological functions. By explaining recent trends and molecular interactions, this book will enable you to initiate new research for nano-scale science and technology in the 21st century.

"the contributions have a uniform style and fit together very well. The diligence of the editor is obvious. all the chapters have very balanced references, citing the important historic contributions to polymer chemistry and networks, and are written in a tutorial style an excellent introduction to new students seeking to make a career in biomaterials and bioartificial organs, while updating the expert." - David Hunkeler, AQUA+TECH Specialties, Switzerland, in Polymer News" it represents a timely subject, supramolecular assemblies are an exploding area of research with many functional applications. The chapters cover a broad spectrum of topics and include well-respected researchers. I feel that this book would be an excellent addition to the supramolecular literature and a valued resource." - Allison A. Campbell, Ph.D., Deputy Director, WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA

General Introductionp. 1
Basic Strategy for Supramolecular Architectures
Hydrophobic Effectsp. 13
Hydrogen Bondsp. 25
Electrostatic Interactionp. 65
Physical Adsorption for Supramolecular Designp. 83
Gels and Interpenetrating Polymer Networksp. 95
Interlocked Moleculesp. 137
Biological Applications of Supramolecular Architectures
Biodegradable Polymersp. 169
Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Gelsp. 191
Modulated Drug Deliveryp. 227
Drug Targeting with Polymeric Micelle Drug Carriersp. 245
Gene Deliveryp. 269
Sensing and Diagnosisp. 287
Organic/Inorganic Supramolecular Assemblyp. 299
Biomimetic Functionp. 311
Supramolecular Surfacesp. 327
Supramolecular Approaches for Cellular Modulationp. 343
Future Aspects of Supramolecular Architectures
Supramolecular Architectures toward Biological Applicationsp. 373
Indexp. 401
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ISBN: 9780849309656
ISBN-10: 0849309654
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1