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Authors: Abel Maharramov, Mahammadali Ramazanov and Mohammad Reza Saboktakin (Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan) 
Editors: Olgun Guven (Chemistry Department, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)
Book Description:
The field of nanotechnology is one of the most popular areas for current research and development in basically all technical disciplines. This obviously includes polymer science and technology and even in this field the investigations cover a broad range of topics. This would include microelectronics (which could now be referred to as nanoelectronics) as the critical dimension scale for modern devices now below 100 nm. Other areas include polymer-based biomaterials, nanoparticle drug delivery, miniemulsion particles, fuel cell electrode polymer bound catalysts, layer-by-layer self-assembled polymer films, electrospun nanofibers, imprint lithography, polymer blends and nanocomposites. Even in the field of nanocomposites, many diverse topics exist including composite reinforcement, barrier properties, flame resistance, electro-optical properties, cosmetic applications, and bactericidal properties. Nanotechnology is not new to polymer science as prior studies before the age of nanotechnology involved nanoscale dimensions but were not specifically referred to as nanotechnology until recently. Nanoparticles are defined as particulate dispersions or solid particles with a size in the range of 10-1000nm. The drug is dissolved, entrapped, encapsulated or attached to a nanoparticle matrix. Depending upon the method of preparation, nanoparticles, nanospheres or nanocapsules can be obtained. Nanocapsules are systems in which the drug is confined to a cavity surrounded by a unique polymer membrane, while nanospheres are matrix systems in which the drug is physically and uniformly dispersed. Nanotechnology offers unique approaches to probe and control a variety of biological and medical processes that occur at nanometer length scales, and is expected to have a revolutionary impact on biology and medicine. Among the approaches for exploiting nanotechnology in medicine, nanoparticles offer some unique advantages as sensing, image enhancement, and delivery agents. Several varieties of nanoparticles with biomedical relevance are available including, polymeric nanoparticles, metal nanoparticles, liposomes, micelles, quantum dots, dendrimers, and nanoassemblies. To further the application of nanoparticles in disease diagnosis and therapy, it is important that the systems are biocompatible and capable of being functionalized for recognition of specific target sites in the body after systemic administration. We have discussed the novel nanocomposites and nanoparticles from various applications and drug delivery systems for cancer therapy. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp,ix-x

About the Authors pp,315-316

Chapter 1. What are Nanocomposites?pp,1-40

Chapter 2. Types of Nanoparticles pp,41-58

Chapter 3. Nanoparticle Applications pp,59-84

Chapter 4. pH-Sensitive Drug Delivery Hydrogels and Nanogels pp,85-150

Chapter 5. Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy pp,151-196

Chapter 6. Nanoparticles Based on Dendrimers pp,197-214

Chapter 7. Conductive Nanocomposites for Coating pp,215-236

Chapter 8. Metallic Nanocomposites pp,237-256

Chapter 9. Biological and Biomedical Nanoparticles pp,257-288

Chapter 10. Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy pp,289-316

Index pp,317-334

   Series:
      Nanotechnology Science and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: December 2013 - 4th Quarter
   Pages: 334, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62808-308-8
   Status: AV
  
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