This Encyclopedia offers for the first time a description of free radicals within an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context, connecting structural characteristics and chemical properties to their applications in different areas of chemistry and related disciplines, including topical areas such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease and antioxidants in food within medicine and life sciences
- Synthesis and catalysis, combustion and atmospheric chemistry within chemistry
- Ageing and signalling in biological processes
Covering not only basic concepts and chemical synthesis, the Encyclopedia also covers various aspects concerning the role of free radicals in materials and life sciences. Offering the reader a balanced contribution of topics related to free radicals, for example, their role in proteomics, genomics and lipidomics as well as their enormous potential in synthesis and technology.
The chapters are thematically structured within four areas: Basic Concepts & Methodologies, Synthetic Strategies & Applications, Chemical Biology, Polymers & Materials, to help chemists and life science researchers gain a wider and deeper understanding of free radicals and allow them to apply free radicals in their own research.
This book includes:
- Large selection of color illustrations
- The most up-to-date information in a rapidly changing field
- Outstanding editors and authors
- There are 85 chapters and a further 10 part introductions, the latter written by the Editors
Biosensors and biochips are part of the huge and rapidly evolving areas of biomolecular and bioanalytical sciences. The market for biosensors and biochips is interdisciplinary and growing and has applications in a number of core research areas. With contributions from experts in the field, the Handbook of Biosensors and Biochips provides an essential reference, underpinning many of the applications used in medical diagnostics, environmental control and pharmaceutical and food industries. It presents an invaluable addition for those in both academia and industry. The content of the Handbook of Biosensors and Biochips is structured in the following subject areas:
Part I: Introduction to biosensor and biochip technologies
Part II: Biological and molecular recognitions systems
Part III: The biology – materials interface: interfacial science and receptor integration
Part IV: Transducer technologies for biosensors and bio-array technologies
Part V: Miniaturized, micro-engineered and particle systems
Part VI: Array technologies
Part VII: Data analysis, conditioning and presentation
Part VIII: Areas and examples of biosensor applications
Part IX: Commercialization, business and regulatory issues
Part X: Future implications, trends and perspectives
Presenting over 150 tutorial articles and spanning over 10 comprehensive sections, this new resource covers:
- Molecular recognition
- Supramolecular reactivity
- Supramolecular aspects of chemical biology
- Self processes
- Supramolecular devices
- Supramolecular materials chemistry
- Soft matter
Supramolecular chemistry is ‘chemistry beyond the molecule’. While traditional chemistry focuses on the bonds that hold atoms together in a molecule, supramolecular chemistry examines the weaker interactions that hold groups of molecules together. Important concepts that have been demonstrated by supramolecular chemistry include molecular self-assembly, folding, molecular recognition, host-guest chemistry, mechanically-interlocked molecular architectures, and dynamic covalent chemistry. The importance of supramolecular chemistry was established by the 1987 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, which was awarded to Donald J. Cram, Jean-Maria Lehn, and Charles J. Pedersen in recognition of their work in the field. The past decade has seen dramatic developments in the field, with supramolecular chemistry leaving its roots in classical host guest chemistry and expanding into exciting areas of materials chemistry and nanoscience with many real and potential applications. Supramolecular findings are evolving our understanding of the way chemical concepts at the molecular level build up into materials and systems with fascinating, emergent properties on the nanoscale.
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