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Nanocomposites

ISBN: 978-3-527-32168-1
466 pages
September 2010
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These ten volumes provide an excellent, in-depth overview of all nanomaterial types and their uses in the life sciences. Each volume is dedicated to a specific material class and covers fundamentals, synthesis strategies, structure-property relationships, material behaviour finetuning, biological effects and applications in the life sciences. All important material classes are covered: metallic, metal oxide, magnetic, carbon, polymeric, composite and semiconducting nanomaterials as well as nanostructured surfaces and films.
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Preface
TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANOCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Photocatalysis by TiO2 Nanoparticles, Nanocomposites and Nanoconjugates for Chemical Degradation and Antimicrobial Activity
Use of TiO2 Nanoparticles, Nanocomposites and Nanoconjugates for Phosphopeptide Enrichment from Biological Materials In Vitro
Uptake and Effects of Nanoscale TiO2 and Nanocomposites in Cells
Use of Titania Oxide and Its Composites for Implants and Tissue Engineering
Toxicology Studies of TiO2 Nanomaterials in Animals
Conclusions
CHITIN NANOCOMPOSITES FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Chitosan/Chitin Nanocomposites
Processing of Chitosan/Chitin Nanocomposites
Biomedical Products from Chitosan/Chitin Nanocomposites
The Path Forward
SILVER NANOCOMPOSITES AND THEIR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction to Silver Nanocomposites
Preparation and Characterization of Silver Nanocomposites
Biomedical Applications
Biological Hazards of Silver Nanocomposites
Perspectives
GOLD NANOCOMPOSITE BIOSENSORS
Introduction
Electrochemical Biosensing and Transducing Features
Modification Strategies of Gold Surfaces and Gold Nanoparticles with Biomolecules
Synthesis and Properties of Gold Nanoparticles
Composites and Nanocomposite Materials in Biosensors
Rigid Conducting nanoAu-GECs for Improved Immobilization of the Bioreceptor in Genosensing Devices
Other Approaches Based on Gold Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Biosensing
Final Remarks
QUANTUM DOT NANOCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Synthesis and Characterization of QDs
Synthesis and Characterization of the Core-Shell QDs
Quantum Dot-Based Metal Ion Fluorescent Sensors
Quantum Dot-Based Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer
Quantum Dot-Based Nanohybrids
Conclusions and Outlook
GOLD-POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES FOR BIOIMAGING AND BIOSENSING
Introduction
Fabrication of Gold Nanocomposites
Imaging and Labeling with Gold Nanocomposites
Colorimetric Sensors
Fluorometric Systems with Gold Nanocomposites
Electrochemical Applications of Gold Nanoparticles and Their Composites
Perspective
DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED NANOCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Genetically Modifiable Biomacromolecules for the Design of Genetically Engineered Nanocomposites
Nanocomposites Built from Genetically Engineered Biomacromolecules
Applications of Genetically Engineered Nanocomposites
Summary and Outlook
MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOCOMPOSITES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Anatomy of Multifunctional Nanocomposites
Types of Nanomaterial Multifunctionality
Conclusions and Outlook
NANOCOMPOSITES FOR DRUG DELIVERY
Introduction
Nanoparticle Composites for Drug Delivery
Nanofiber Composites for Drug Delivery
Two-Dimensional Mesoporous Material-Incorporated Nanocomposites
Three-Dimensional Nanostructured Nanocomposites
Hydrogel Nanocomposite Drug Carriers
Summary and Outlook
NANOCOMPOSITES FOR BONE TISSUE ENGINEERING
Introduction
Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Materials
Processing Methods/Routes for Nanocomposites in Bone Tissue Engineering
Biocompatibility
Bioactivity
Engineering the Bone-Cartilage/Bone-Ligament Interface
Interfacial Interactions in Nanocomposites for Bone Tissue Engineering
Summary and Conclusions
NANOCOMPOSITES FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING
Introduction
Biological Nanocomposites
Organic-Organic Nanocomposites
Inorganic-Inorganic Nanocomposites
Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites
Nanocomposites Containing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)
Summary and Outlook
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Challa Kumar is currently the Director of Nanofabrication & Nanomaterials at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devicees (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. He is also the President and CEO of Magnano Technologies, a company established to commercialize nanomaterials for applications in life sciences. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods, including those based on microfluidic reactors, for multifunctional nanomaterials. He has also been involved in the development of innovative therapeutic & diagnostic tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, published by American Scientific Publishers and Series editor for the ten-volume book series, Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS), published by Wiley-VCH.
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