Ionic Interactions in Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules

Ionic Interactions in Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules

By: Angelo Perico (editor), Alberto Ciferri (editor)Hardback

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This book is a comprehensive study of the subject of ionic interactions in macromolecules. The first parts of the book review and analyze the conventional treatments of fixed charges (e.g. in polyelectrolytes and polyampholytes), including screening and condensation by mobile ions. The interaction of ions with less polar sites on the macromolecule (e.g. amide bonds), and the origin of the lyotropic effects (focusing on binding versus condensation) will also be extensively addressed. The book also explores complex micellar organizations involving charged macromolecules (e.g. DNA) and low-molecular-weight ampholytes and strong protein associations. The resulting structures are relevant to a variety of functional biological systems and synthetic analogs. The contribution of electrostatic and hydrophobic interaction to the stability of proteins and other supramolecular structures will also be analyzed. There are chapters on applications such as deionization and cosmetic formulation. This 21-chapter book is divided into three sections: * Fundamentals * Mixed Interactions * Functions and Applications

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About Author

Alberto Ciferri is currently a Visiting Professor at Duke University, an Associate at the National Research Council (ISMAC), and President of the Jepa-Limmat Foundation, which is devoted to advanced education in developing countries. His research has had significant impact in the areas of the rheological properties of natural and synthetic polymers, fibrous proteins, interactions between salts and macromolecules, liquid crystals, and supramolecular assemblies. Angelo Perico is Research Director at the National Research Council, associated with the Institute for Macromolecular Studies, in Genoa, Italy. Dr. Perico's research is related to theory and modeling of synthetic and biological macromolecules and their dynamics, assembly, and functions, particularly the interactions among oppositely and similarly charged polyelectrolytes and on the electrostatic effects that promote the formation of complex biomolecular structures.

Contents

PREFACE ix CONTRIBUTORS xiii PART I FUNDAMENTALS 1 1 ION PROPERTIES 3 Yizhak Marcus 2 IONIC INTERACTIONS IN SUPRAMOLECULAR COMPLEXES 35 Hans-Jorg Schneider 3 POLYELECTROLYTE FUNDAMENTALS 49 Angelo Perico 4 POLYELECTROLYTE AND POLYAMPHOLYTE EFFECTS IN SYNTHETIC AND BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES 91 Ngo Minh Toan, Bae-Yeun Ha, and Dave Thirumalai 5 MODELING THE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF POLYELECTROLYTE MULTILAYERS 121 Juan J. Cerda, Christian Holm, and Baofu Qiao PART II MIXED INTERACTIONS 167 6 IONIC MIXED INTERACTIONS AND HOFMEISTER EFFECTS 169 Alberto Ciferri 7 HYDROPHOBIC POLYELECTROLYTES 211 Andres F. Olea 8 ASSOCIATION OF POLYELECTROLYTES TO SURFACTANTS AND SUPRAMOLECULAR ASSEMBLIES: COMPETITIVE ROLE OF CHAIN RIGIDITY AND ASSEMBLY STABILITY 235 Alberto Ciferri and Angelo Perico 9 ION TRANSFER IN AND THROUGH CHARGED MEMBRANES: STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES, AND THEORY 267 Victor V. Nikonenko, Andrey B. Yaroslavtsev, and Gerald Pourcelly 10 REVERSIBLE COORDINATION POLYMERS 337 Kim de Lange, Jos M.J. Paulusse, Antonius T.M. Marcelis, and Han Zuilhof 11 STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF METAL BINDING SITES IN NATURAL AND DESIGNED METALLOPROTEINS 361 Ornella Maglio, Flavia Nastri, and Angela Lombardi 12 CHARGE-INDUCED EFFECTS ON ACID-BASE TITRATION AND CONFORMATIONAL STABILITY OF PROTEINS AND POLYPEPTIDES 451 Jan Hermans PART III FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS 483 13 IRON TRANSPORT IN LIVING CELLS 485 Alvin L. Crumbliss and Claire J. Parker Siburt 14 DNA-LIPID AMPHIPHILES FOR DRUG AND GENE THERAPY 551 Peggy P.Y. Chan and LiShan Wang 15 POLYELECTROLYTE INTELLIGENT GELS: DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS 581 Piero Chiarelli and Danilo De Rossi 16 IONIC POLYMER METAL COMPOSITES FOR SENSORS AND ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES: MECHANOELECTRIC PERSPECTIVES 621 Rashi Tiwari and Kwang J. Kim 17 FUNCTIONAL LAYER-BY-LAYER POLYELECTROLYTES: ASSEMBLY STRATEGIES, CHARACTERIZATION, AND SELECTED APPLICATIONS 643 Nicel Estillore, Wolfgang Knoll, and Rigoberto Advincula 18 POLYELECTROLYTES AT INTERFACES: APPLICATIONS AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF POLYELECTROLYTE MULTILAYERS IN MEMBRANES 683 Bastien Seantier and Andre Deratani 19 SELF-ASSEMBLY OF POLYELECTROLYTES FOR PHOTONIC CRYSTAL APPLICATIONS 727 Dario Cavallo and Davide Comoretto 20 APPLICATIONS OF CHARGED MEMBRANES IN SEPARATION, FUEL CELLS, AND EMERGING PROCESSES 761 Gerald Pourcelly, Victor V. Nikonenko, Natalia D. Pismenskaya, and Andrey B. Yaroslavtsev 21 POLYMER GEL ELECTROLYTES: CONDUCTION MECHANISM AND BATTERY APPLICATIONS 817 Ian M. Ward and Hugh V. St. A. Hubbard LIST OF SYMBOLS 841 INDEX 843

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780470529270
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 872
  • ID: 9780470529270
  • weight: 1580
  • ISBN10: 047052927X

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