The use of specific non-covalent interactions to control polymer structure and properties is a rapidly emerging field with applications in diverse disciplines. Molecular Recognition and Polymers covers the fundamental aspects and applications of molecular recognition—in the creation of novel polymeric materials for use in drug delivery, sensors, tissue engineering, molecular imprinting, and other areas. This reference begins by explaining the fundamentals of supramolecular polymers; it progresses to cover polymer formation and self-assembly with a wide variety of examples, and then includes discussions of biomolecular recognition using polymers.
With chapters contributed by the foremost experts in their fields, this resource:
- Provides an integrated resource for supramolecular chemistry, polymer science, and interfacial science
- Covers advanced, state-of-the-art techniques used in the design and characterization of non-covalent interactions in polymers
- Illustrates how to tailor the properties of polymeric materials for various applications
Keywords: Rotello, Thayurmanavan, Sankaran Thayurmanavan, molecular recognition, novel polymeric materials, supramolecular strategies, self-assembly of polymers, non-covalent interactions in polymers, supramolecular chemistry, polymer science, interfacial science