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Advanced Nanomaterials

ISBN: 978-3-527-62895-7
950 pages
November 2009
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In this first comprehensive compilation of review chapters on this hot topic, more than 30 experts from around the world provide in-depth chapters on their specific areas of expertise, covering such essential topics as:
* Block Copolymer Systems, Nanofibers and Nanotubes
* Helical Polymer-Based Supramolecular Films
* Synthesis of Inorganic Nanotubes
* Gold Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes
* Recent Advances in Metal Nanoparticle-Attached Electrodes
* Oxidation Catalysis by Nanoscale Gold, Silver, and Copper
* Concepts in Self-Assembly
* Nanocomposites
* Amphiphilic Poly(Oxyalkylene)-Amines
* Mesoporous Alumina
* Nanoceramics for Medical Applications
* Ecological Toxicology of Engineered Carbon Nanoparticles
* Molecular Imprinting
* Near-Field Raman Imaging of Nanostructures and Devices
* Fullerene-Rich Nanostructures
* Interactions of Carbon Nanotubes with Biomolecules
* Nanoparticle-Cored Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers
* Nanostructured Organogels via Molecular Self-Assembly
* Structural DNA Nanotechnology
With its coverage of all such important areas as self-assembly, polymeric materials, bionanomaterials, nanotubes, photonic and environmental aspects, this is an essential reference for materials scientists, engineers, chemists, physicists and biologists wishing to gain an in-depth knowledge of all the disciplines involved.
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VOLUME 1

PHASE-SELECTIVE CHEMISTRY IN BLOCK COPOLYMER SCIENCE
Block Copolymers as Useful Nanomaterials
Block Copolymers as Lithographic Materials
Nanoporous Monoliths Using Block Copolymers
Photo-Crosslinkable Nano-Objects
Block Copolymers as Nanoreactors
Interface-Active Block Copolymers
Summary and Outlook
BLOCK COPOLYMER NANOFIBERS AND NANOTUBES
Introduction
Preparation
Solution Properties
Chemical Reactions
Concluding Remarks
SMART NANOASSEMBLIES OF BLOCK COPOLYMERS FOR DRUG AND GENE DELIVERY
Introduction
Smart Nanoassemblies for Drug and Gene Delivery
Endogeneous Triggers
External Stimuli
Future Perspectives
A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO THE ALIGNMENT AND ORDERING OF BLOCK COPOLYMER MORPHOLOGIES
Introduction
How to Help Phase Separation
Orientation by External Fields
Templated Self-Assembly on Nanopatterned Surfaces
Epitaxy and Surface Interactions
Summary and Outlook
HELICAL POLYMER-BASED SUPRAMOLECULAR FILMS
Introduction
Helical Polymer-Based 1-D and 2-D Architectures
Helical Polymer-Based Functional Films
SYNTHESIS OF INORGANIC NANOTUBES
Introduction
General Synthetic Strategies
Nanotubes of Metals and other Elemental Materials
Metal Chalcogenide Nanotubes
Metal Oxide Nanotubes
Pnictide Nanotubes
Nanotubes of Carbides and other Materials
Complex Inorganic Nanostructures Based on Nanotubes
Outlook
GOLD NANOPARTICLES AND CARBON NANOTUBES: PRECURSORS FOR NOVEL COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Introduction
Gold Nanoparticles
Carbon Nanotubes
CNT-Metal Nanoparticle Composites
CNT-AuNP Composites
Applications
Merits and Demerits of Synthetic Approaches
Conclusions
RECENT ADVANCES IN METAL NANOPARTICLE-ATTACHED ELECTRODES
Introduction
Seed-Mediated Growth Method for the Attachment and Growth of AuNPs on ITO
Electrochemical Applications of AuNP-Attached ITO
Improved Methods for Attachment and Growth of AuNPs on ITO
Attachment and Growth of AuNPs on Other Substrates
Attachment and Growth of Au Nanoplates on ITO
Attachment and Growth of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) on ITO
Attachment and Growth of Palladium Nanoparticles PdNPs on ITO
Attachment of Platinum Nanoparticles PtNPs on ITO and GC
Electrochemical Measurements of Biomolecules Using AuNP/ITO Electrodes
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Metal NP-Attached ITO
Concluding Remarks
MESOSCALE RADICAL POLYMERS: BOTTOM-UP FABRICATION OF ELECTRODES IN ORGANIC POLYMER BATTERIES
Mesostructured Materials for Energy Storage Devices
Mesoscale Fabrication of Inorganic Electrode-Active Materials
Bottom-Up Strategy for Organic Electrode Fabrication
Conclusions
OXIDATION CATALYSIS BY NANOSCALE GOLD, SILVER, AND COPPER
Introduction
Preparations
Selective Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Epoxidation Reactions
Selective Oxidation of Hydrocarbons
Oxidation of Alcohols and Aldehydes
Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide
Conclusions
SELF-ASSEMBLING NANOCLUSTERS BASED ON TETRAHALOMETALLATE ANIONS: ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR
Introduction
Preparation of Key Compounds
Structure of the [(A(18C6))4(MX4)][BX4]2.nH2O Complexes
Structure of the [(Na(15C5))4Br][TlBr4]3 Complex
Spectroscopy of the Cubic F23 [(A(18C6))4(MX)][BX4]2.nH2O
Unusual Luminescence Spectroscopy of Some Cubic [(A(18C6))4(MnX4)][TlCl4]2.nH2O Compounds
Luminescence Decay Dynamics and 18C6 Rotations
Conclusions
OPTICALLY RESPONSIVE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES CONTAINING ORGANIC FUCTIONAL CHROMOPHORES AND METAL NANOSTRUCTURES
Introduction
Organic Chromophores as the Dispersed Phase
Metal Nanostructures as the Dispersed Phase
Conclusions
NANOCOMPOSITES BASED ON PHYLLOSILICATES: FROM PETROCHEMICALS TO RENEWABLE THERMOPLASTIC MATRICES
Introduction
Polyolefin-Based Nanocomposites
Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate)-Based Nanocomposites
Poly(Lactide)(PLA)-Based Nanocomposites
Conclusions

VOLUME 2

AMPHIPHILIC POLY(OXYALKYLENE)-AMINES INTERACTING WITH LAYERED CLAYS: INTERCALATION, EXFOLIATION, AND NEW APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Chemical Structures of Clays Organic-Salt Modifications
Poly(Oxyalkylene)-Polyamine Salts as Intercalating Agents, and Their Reaction Pr
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Kurt Geckeler is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in South Korea. He is also Chair and WCU Professor of the Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, World Class University (WCU), and affiliated with the Institute of Medical System Engineering. Having obtained his academic degrees in Germany, he has been Visiting Professor in the USA (Harvard University and several others), in France, and in Chile. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Polymer International", published by John Wiley & Sons, and serving on the Editorial boards of a series of other international journals. In addition, he initiated and co-chaired the biannual international IUPAC symposium series on "Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials (MAM)". He has published more than 300 journal articles, over 60 patents, a dozen book chapters, and 6 books.

Hiroyuki Nishide is Professor at Department of Applied Chemistry, Waseda University, Tokyo. He received his PhD in 1975, Japan, and has been visiting researcher at Free University Berlin and Polytechnic University New York. he has published more than 500 journal articles. He is the Editorial Board member of Polymer Journal and Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, and is Past-President of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Vice-President of Japan Union of Chemical Science and Technology, and President of the Federation of Asian Polymer Societies.
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"The rich variety of topics discussed in the book make it a valuable, interesting reference source for all professionals engaged in both fundamental and applied research on nanotechnology." (Chemistry & Industry, 25 October 2010)

"The editors have come close to achieving their rather ambitious goals. The monograph serves as an excellent snapshot of a nascent discipline that is in the process of learning to define itself." (JACS, 2010)

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