Using an interdisciplinary approach with emphasis
on biological applications, Dendrimers in Medicine and Biotechnology: New Molecular
Tools discusses the relationship between the dendrimer molecular motif and its
biological properties. The 182-page book examines this new class of
macromolecules that is increasingly utilized in synthetic organic chemistry, biology,
medicine and biotechnology. An introduction provides definitions of terms and symbols.
Other sections cover the design, synthesis and chemical properties of dendrimers
as well as their use in diagnostics and biological systems, and as drugs, biomimics
and drug-delivery devices. The resource is written for scientists, postgraduate
students and others interested in the field. U. Boas, J.B. Christensen, P.M.H. Heegaard;
RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2006; $129.
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