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Bio-inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials: Strategies, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications



Bio-inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials: Strategies, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications


This ready reference is the first to collate the interdisciplinary knowledge from materials science, bioengineering and nanotechnology to give an in-depth overview of the topic. As such, it provides broad coverage of combinations between inorganic materials and such key biological structures as proteins, enzymes, DNA, or biopolymers. With its treatment of various application directions, including bioelectronic interfacing, tissue repair, porous membranes, sensors, nanocontainers, and DNA engineering, this is essential reading for materials engineers, medical researchers, catalytic chemists, biologists, and those working in the biotechnological and semiconductor industries.
Bio-mineralization: Bio-mineral Inspired Materials
Biopolymer-Silica Nanocomposites
Bio-nanohybrids Based on Silica and Biological Molecules
Porous Membranes for Applications in Bionanotechnology
Hydroxyapatite-based Bionanocomposites
DNA-based Nanohybrids
Bio-inorganic Hybrids Based on Enzymes
Hybrid Nanocomposites at the Biology/Electronics Interphase
Development of Bioactive Organic-inorganic Hybrids with High Flexibility
Development and Medical Application of Cartilage-, Nerve- and Ligament-regeneration Materials by Controlled Organic-inorganic Interaction
Polymer-inorganic Nanohybrids as Bio-inspired Materials
Biomaterial Arrays on Inorganic Surfaces for Sensor Applications
Fabrication of Novel Bio-inorganic Nanohybrid Materials via Supramolecular Approaches
Proteins in Inorganic Mesoporous Materials
Nano- and Meso-scale Bio-inorganic Hybrid Materials
Functional Capsules of Bio-inorganic Nanohybrids
DNA-engineering on Inorganic Nanoparticles
Halloysite Clay Nanotubules as a Container for Biomolecules
"This book is an excellent research reference for readers in various disciplines … .Essential reading for materials scientists, chemists, chemical engineers, bioengineers nanotechnologists and medical researchers." (ChemBioChem, September 2008)

"It demonstrates the pace and advancement of research in these areas while showing several examples that are interest to wider audiences." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, July 9, 2008)