Surface Chemistry of Nanobiomaterials brings together the most recent findings regarding the surface modification of currently used nanomaterials, which is a field that has become increasingly important during the last decade. This book enables the results of current research to reach those who wish to use this knowledge in an applied setting.
Leading researchers from around the world present various types of nanobiomaterials, such as quantum dots (QDs), carbon nanotubes, silver nanoparticles, copper oxide, zinc oxide, magnesium oxide, magnetite, hydroxyapatite and graphene, and discuss their related functionalization strategies.
This book will be of interest to postdoctoral researchers, professors and students engaged in the fields of materials science, biotechnology and applied chemistry. It will also be highly valuable to those working in industry, including pharmaceutics and biotechnology companies, medical researchers, biomedical engineers and advanced clinicians.
Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a Lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the Editor-in-Chief of 2 international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published ~200 peer-reviewed papers, ~50 book chapters, and has co-authored nine books and 50 edited books.
Chapter 1. Surface functionalized hybrid nanomaterials: Implications in biosensing and therapeutics Chapter 2. Microbial toxicity of different functional groups-treated carbon nanotubes Chapter 3. Making the hospital a safer place by the sonochemical coating of textiles by antibacterial nanoparticles Chapter 4. Nano-microporous structured surfaces prepared by the breath figures approach and their biorelated applications Chapter 5. Surface chemistry of nanobiomaterials with antimicrobial activity Chapter 6. Nanotechnology from particle size reduction to enhancing aqueous solubility Chapter 7. Formation of biomimetic hydroxyapatite coatings on the surface of titanium and Ti-containing alloys: Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-Zr-Nb Chapter 8. Interaction between nanoparticles and cell membrane Chapter 9. Antimicrobial studies of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles Chapter 10. Inorganic nanoarchitectonics designed for drug delivery and anti-infective surfaces Chapter 11. The chemistry of magnetosomes Chapter 12. Nanomaterials and natural products for UV-photoprotection Chapter 13. Progress in graphene-based optical and electrochemical aptasensors Chapter 14. Improved oral bioavailability of bioactives through lipid-based nanoarchitectures Chapter 15. Scientometric overview regarding the surface chemistry of nanobiomaterials