Molecular Recognition and Polymers: Control of Polymer Structure and Self-Assembly
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Vincent M. Rotello, S. Thayumanavan
Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9780470277386
Online ISBN: 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