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Nanoreactor engineering for life sciences and medicine.


Nanoreactor engineering for life sciences and medicine.

Ed. by Agnes Ostafin and Katharina Landfester.

Artech House


283 pages



Engineering in medicine & biology


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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Date:Mar 1, 2009
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