Hydrogel Micro- and Nanoparticles

Hydrogel Micro- and Nanoparticles

By: L. Andrew Lyon (editor), Michael Joseph Serpe (editor)Hardback

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The book provides experienced as well as young researchers with a topical view of the vibrant field of soft nanotechnology. In addition to elucidating the underlying concepts and principles that drive continued innovation, major parts of each chapter are devoted to detailed discussions of potential and already realized applications of micro- and nanogel- based materials. Examples of the diverse areas impacted by these materials are biocompatible coatings for implants, films for controlled drug release, self-healing soft materials and responsive hydrogels that react to varying pH conditions, temperature or light.

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L. Andrew Lyon is Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. After his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University he joined Penn State University as a postdoctoral research associate before pursuing his academic career at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Professor Lyon has authored more than 100 articles, contributed to nine books and holds seven patents. His research interests center around the development and implementation of new materials, particularly hydrogel nanoparticles, for photonics, bioanalysis, and biomimetics. Michael J. Serpe is Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Canada. He did his PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then held positions as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia, at World Precision Instruments, Inc., and at the Duke University, USA. Professor Serpe has published more than 25 articles for one of which he received an outstanding research paper award. His group is interested in studying the behavior and fundamental properties of soft, responsive, functional, polymeric materials.


FOREWORD PREFACE THERMALLY SENSITIVE MICROGELS: FROM BASIC SCIENCE TO APPLICATIONS Introduction Theoretical Background Basic Physics of Microgels Applications Conclusions THERMOSENSITIVE CORE?SHELL MICROGELS: BASIC CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS Introduction Volume Transition in Single Particles Concentrated Suspensions: 3D Crystallization Particles on Surfaces: 2D Crystallization Concentrated Suspensions: Rheology Core - Shell Particles as Carriers for Catalysts Conclusion CORE - SHELL PARTICLES WITH A TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE SHELL Introduction Preparation of Core - Shell Particles with a Temperature-Sensitive Shell Preparation of Hairy Particles with Temperature-Sensitive Hair Properties, Functions and Applications of Core - Shell Particles with a Temperature-Sensitive Shell Conclusions PH-RESPONSIVE NANOGELS: SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES Introduction Preparation Techniques for pH-Responsive Nanogels Structural Properties of pH-Responsive Nanogels Swelling of pH-Responsive Nanogels Rheological Behavior of pH-Responsive Nanogels Approach to Model pH-Responsive Nanogel Properties Osmotic Compressibility of pH-Responsive Nanogels in Colloidal Suspensions Conclusions and Future Perspectives POLY(N-VINYLCAPROLACTAM) NANO- AND MICROGELS Introduction Poly(N-Vinylcaprolactam): Synthesis, Structure and Properties in Solution Thermal Behavior of Poly(N-Vinylcaprolactam) in Water PVCL Nano- and Microgels Conclusions DOUBLY CROSSLINKED MICROGELS Introduction Methods of Preparation Methods of Characterization Morphology Properties Potential Applications Conclusion ATRP: A VERSATILE TOOL TOWARD UNIFORMLY CROSSLINKED HYDROGELS WITH CONTROLLED ARCHITECTURE AND MULTIFUNCTIONALITY Incorporating Crosslinking Reactions into Controlled Radical Polymerization Effect of Network Homogeneity on Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Performance Gel Networks Containing Functionalized Nanopores Toward Micro- and Nano-Sized Hydrogels by ATRP NANOGEL ENGINEERING BY ASSOCIATING POLYMERS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS Introduction Preparation of Associating Polymer-Based Nanogels Functions of Self-Assembled Nanogels Application of Polysaccharide Nanogels to DDS Integration of Nanogels Conclusion and Perspectives MICROGELS AND BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS An Introduction to Polymer Biomaterials Drug Delivery Biomaterial Films Conclusion OSCILLATING MICROGELS DRIVEN BY CHEMICAL REACTIONS Introduction Types of Oscillating Microgels Synthesis and Fabrication of Oscillating Microgels Control of Oscillatory Behavior Flocculating/Dispersing Oscillation Concluding Remarks SMART MICROGEL/NANOPARTICLE HYBRIDS WITH TUNABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES Introduction Synthesis of Hybrid Gels Characterization of Hybrid Gels Hybrid Microgels with Plasmon Properties Photoluminescent Hybrid Microgels Summary MACROSCOPIC MICROGEL NETWORKS Introduction and Motivation Preparation of Microgel Networks Applications of Microgel Networks Conclusions and Future Outlook COLOR-TUNABLE POLY (N-ISOPROPYLACRYLAMIDE) MICROGEL-BASED ETALONS: FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATIONS Introduction Microgel-Based Photonic Materials Conclusions and Future Directions CRYSTALS OF MICROGEL PARTICLES Introduction Theoretical Background and Experimental Methods Determining and Modeling the Particle Form Factor Structure Factor of Concentrated Suspensions Final Remarks and Future Directions DYNAMICAL ARREST AND CRYSTALLIZATION IN DENSE MICROGEL SUSPENSIONS Introduction Methods Synthesis and Responsive Properties Structural and Dynamic Properties of Neutral Microgels Structural and Dynamic Properties of Soft and Weakly Charged Microgels Conclusions and Outlook: Probing Anisotropic Interactions

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  • publication date: 22/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9783527330331
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
  • ID: 9783527330331
  • weight: 972
  • ISBN10: 352733033X

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