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Nanoreactor engineering for life sciences and medicine.

9781596931589

Nanoreactor engineering for life sciences and medicine.

Ed. by Agnes Ostafin and Katharina Landfester.

Artech House

2009

283 pages

$129.00

Hardcover

Engineering in medicine & biology

R856

The nanosized containers for chemical reactions are so small that the space itself becomes a factor in the reaction. Artificial ones are recent, but natural ones include nuclei, mitochondria, mitotic bundles, the pores of channel protein, and other structures inside living cells. Researchers from physical, biological, and materials sciences and engineering describe some of the types being used and what they are used for. Among them are mini-emulsion droplets for radical or oxidative polymerization, ordered mesoporous materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering, surface nanoreactors for the efficient catalysis of hydrolytic reactions, and stem cells as nanoreactors.

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