Molecular Recognition and Polymers: Control of Polymer Structure and Self-Assembly

Molecular Recognition and Polymers: Control of Polymer Structure and Self-Assembly

Editor(s): Vincent M. Rotello, S. Thayumanavan

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470277386

Online ISBN: 9780470384053

DOI: 10.1002/9780470384053

About this Book

State-of-the-art techniques for tapping the vast potential of polymers

The use of specific non-covalent interactions to control polymer structure and properties is a rapidly emerging field with applications in diverse disciplines. Molecular Recognition and Polymers covers the fundamental aspects and applications of molecular recognition-in the creation of novel polymeric materials for use in drug delivery, sensors, tissue engineering, molecular imprinting, and other areas. This reference begins by explaining the fundamentals of supramolecular polymers; it progresses to cover polymer formation and self-assembly with a wide variety of examples, and then includes discussions of biomolecular recognition using polymers.

With chapters contributed by the foremost experts in their fields, this resource:

  • Provides an integrated resource for supramolecular chemistry, polymer science, and interfacial science
  • Covers advanced, state-of-the-art techniques used in the design and characterization of non-covalent interactions in polymers
  • Illustrates how to tailor the properties of polymeric materials for various applications

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Fundamentals of Supramolecular Polymers

  2. Part II: Polymer Formation and Self-Assembly

  3. Part III: Biomolecular Recognition Using Polymers

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