Lev. I. Valuev was born in 1943 and studied at Moscow State University, graduating in 1961 and gaining a Ph.D. in 1970. He was awarded a D.Sc. (Chemistry) in 1984. His present position is Head of the Chemistry of the Biomedical Polymers Laboratory at the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He has publihed over 150 papers and 40 patients and a book on topics including chemical modification of polymers, polymers for biomedical applications and radical polymerization.
Chemical modification of polymeric materials by physiologically active substances
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1990 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 2, Issue 9, pages 405–411, September 1990
How to Cite
Valuev, L. I. and Platé, N. A. (1990), Chemical modification of polymeric materials by physiologically active substances. Adv. Mater., 2: 405–411. doi: 10.1002/adma.19900020904
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 3 OCT 1989
- Active Hydrogels;
- Graft Copolymerization;
- Enzyme Inhibition;
- Ovomucoid Copolymers
Physiologically active molecules, when incorporated into polymers through homo- or copolymerization, result in biomedical materials with applications based on their physico-chemical, mechanical and biochemical properties. The authors provide an overview of the Russian contributions to the field which include hemocompatible polymers, biospecific hemosorbants for the removal of toxins from the blood stream, and polymeric medications.