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Conjugated Polymers for Biological and Biomedical Applications

Conjugated Polymers for Biological and Biomedical Applications

Bin Liu (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-34275-4

Feb 2018

400 pages



This first book to specifically focus on applications of conjugated polymers in the fields of biology and biomedicine covers materials science, physical principles, and nanotechnology.
The editor and authors, all pioneers and experts with extensive research experience in the field, firstly introduce the synthesis and optical properties of various conjugated polymers, highlighting how to make organic soluble polymers compatible with the aqueous environment. This is followed by the application of these materials in optical sensing and imaging as well as the emerging applications in image-guided therapy and in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
The result is a consolidated overview for polymer chemists, materials scientists, biochemists, biotechnologists, and bioengineers.
Chapter 1. Bring Conjugated Polymers into Aqueous Media
Chapter 2. Direct Synthesis of Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles
Chapter 3. Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Molecular Sensing and In-vitro Imaging
Chapter 4. Conjugated Polymers for In-vivo Fluorescence Imaging
Chapter 5. Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Photoacoustic Imaging
Chapter 6. Conjugated Polymer based Two-photon Fluorescence Imaging
Chapter 7. Water-soluble Conjugated Polymers for Sensing and Imaging Applications
Chapter 8. Conjugated Polymers for Effective Gene Delivery
Chapter 9. Conjugated Polymers as Novel Scaffolds for Brain Tissue Repairing
Chapter 10. Conjugated Polymer Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy
Chapter 11. Near-Infrared Conjugated Polymers for Photothermal Therapy
Chapter 12. Conjugated Polymers for Disease Diagnosis and Theranostic Medicine