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Engineered carbohydrate-based materials for biomedical applications : polymers, surfaces, dendrimers, nanoparticles, and hydrogels / edited by Ravin Narain.

Contributor(s): Narain, Ravin [edt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2011Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780470944349; 047094434X.Subject(s): Carbohydrates -- Biotechnology | Biopolymers -- physiology | Biocompatible Materials | Biomedical Engineering -- methods | Dendrimers | Hydrogels | Polysaccharides -- chemistry | SCIENCE -- Biotechnology | Carbohydrates -- BiotechnologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Engineered carbohydrate-based materials for biomedical applications.DDC classification: 660.6 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Front Matter -- Generalities, Syntheses, Characterizations, and Physicochemical Properties. Syntheses of Dendrimers and Dendrons / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Methods of Characterization of Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Luminescent Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Stimuli-Responsive Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Liquid Crystalline Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers and Nanoparticles / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Applications in Catalysis. Terminal Groups of Dendrimers as Catalysts for Homogeneous Catalysis / Armelle Ouali, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Catalytic Sites inside the Dendrimeric Structure for Homogeneous Catalysis / Armelle Ouali, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Homogeneous Enantioselective Catalysts / Armelle Ouali, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Catalysis with Dendrimers in Particular Media / Řgis Laurent, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Heterogeneous Catalysis with Dendrimers / Řgis Laurent, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Applications for the Elaboration or Modification of Materials. Dendrimers Inside Materials / Řgis Laurent, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Self-Assembly of Dendrimers in Layers / B̌atrice Delavaux-Nicot, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Chemical Sensors / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Biological Sensors / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Applications in Biology/Medicine. Dendrimers for Imaging / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Transfection Agents / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimer Conjugates for Drug Delivery / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Encapsulation of Drugs Inside Dendrimers / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Unexpected Biological Applications of Dendrimers and Specific Multivalency Activities / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- General Conclusions and Perspectives / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Index.
Summary: "This book addresses the need for a comprehensive book on the design, synthesis, and characterization of synthetic carbohydrate-based polymeric materials along with their biological applications. The first two chapters cover the synthesis and self-assembly of glycopolymers and different techniques for creating these synthetic polymers. Subsequent chapters account for the preparation of block copolymers, branched glycopolymers, glycosurfaces, glycodendrimers, cationic glycopolymers, bioconjugates, glyconanoparticles and hydrogels. While these chapters comprehensively review the synthetic and characterization methods of those carbohydrate-based materials, their biological applications are discussed in detail."--Provided by publisher.
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"This book addresses the need for a comprehensive book on the design, synthesis, and characterization of synthetic carbohydrate-based polymeric materials along with their biological applications. The first two chapters cover the synthesis and self-assembly of glycopolymers and different techniques for creating these synthetic polymers. Subsequent chapters account for the preparation of block copolymers, branched glycopolymers, glycosurfaces, glycodendrimers, cationic glycopolymers, bioconjugates, glyconanoparticles and hydrogels. While these chapters comprehensively review the synthetic and characterization methods of those carbohydrate-based materials, their biological applications are discussed in detail."--Provided by publisher.

Front Matter -- Generalities, Syntheses, Characterizations, and Physicochemical Properties. Syntheses of Dendrimers and Dendrons / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Methods of Characterization of Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Luminescent Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Stimuli-Responsive Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Liquid Crystalline Dendrimers / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers and Nanoparticles / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Applications in Catalysis. Terminal Groups of Dendrimers as Catalysts for Homogeneous Catalysis / Armelle Ouali, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Catalytic Sites inside the Dendrimeric Structure for Homogeneous Catalysis / Armelle Ouali, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Homogeneous Enantioselective Catalysts / Armelle Ouali, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Catalysis with Dendrimers in Particular Media / Řgis Laurent, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Heterogeneous Catalysis with Dendrimers / Řgis Laurent, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Applications for the Elaboration or Modification of Materials. Dendrimers Inside Materials / Řgis Laurent, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Self-Assembly of Dendrimers in Layers / B̌atrice Delavaux-Nicot, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Chemical Sensors / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Biological Sensors / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Applications in Biology/Medicine. Dendrimers for Imaging / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimers as Transfection Agents / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Dendrimer Conjugates for Drug Delivery / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Encapsulation of Drugs Inside Dendrimers / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- Unexpected Biological Applications of Dendrimers and Specific Multivalency Activities / Čdric-Olivier Turrin, Anne-Marie Caminade -- General Conclusions and Perspectives / Anne-Marie Caminade -- Index.

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