Supramolecular Chemistry (BOK)

Peter J. Cragg

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The aim of this book is to return to the biomimicry and medicinal potential that inspired many of the early supramolecular chemists and to set it in the context of current advances in the field. Following an overview of supra molecular chemistry, the first section considers the efforts made to synthesize artificial systems that mimic biological entities. The second section addresses the application of supra molecular principles to molecular diagnostics with a particular emphasis on the 'receptor-relayreporter'motif. Many of the examples chosen have clinical importance. The third section takes the clinical diagnostic theme further and demonstrates the therapeutic applications of supra molecular chemistry through photo dynamic therapy, drug delivery, and the potential for synthetic peptides to form antibiotic tubes. The short epilogue considers the potential for supra molecular solutions to be found for further challenges in biomimetic and therapeutic chemistry.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Forfatter Peter J. Cragg Forlag
ISBN 9789048125814 Antall sider 276
Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 2cm Vekt 629 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Medical research, Polymer chemistry, Pharmacy / dispensing, Cellular physiology