WILEY - Macromolecular Self-Assembly

Organization: WILEY
Publication Date: 1 September 2016
Page Count: 275

This book describes techniques of synthesis and self-assembly of macromolecules for developing new materials and improving functionality of existing ones. Because self-assembly emulates how nature creates complex systems, they likely have the best chance at succeeding in real-world biomedical applications.

• Employs synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials science principles and techniques

• Emphasizes self-assembly in solutions (particularly, aqueous solutions) and at solid-liquid interfaces

• Describes polymer assembly driven by multitude interactions, including solvophobic, electrostatic, and obligatory co-assembly

• Illustrates assembly of bio-hybrid macromolecules and applications in biomedical engineering

Authors: Laurent Billon, Oleg Borisov