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Bioactive Polymeric Systems

An Overview

  • Charles G. Gebelein
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Charles G. Gebelein
    Pages 1-15
  3. James M. Anderson
    Pages 17-30
  4. Nate F. Cardarelli, Bernadette M. Cardarelli
    Pages 31-92
  5. David L. Gardner, Barbara A. Metz
    Pages 93-119
  6. Jocelyn M. Miller, Amar Yahiaoui
    Pages 121-141
  7. Sung Wan Kim
    Pages 143-150
  8. David I. Gustafson
    Pages 179-201
  9. C. R. Lowe, Y. D. Clonis
    Pages 203-222
  10. Chye H. Ang, John L. Garnett, Ronald G. Levot, Mervyn A. Long
    Pages 223-248
  11. Melvin H. Keyes, Seshaiyer Saraswathi
    Pages 249-278
  12. John M. Whiteley
    Pages 345-363
  13. Conrad Schuerch
    Pages 365-386
  14. Hilton B. Levy, Thomas Quinn
    Pages 387-415
  15. Yukio Imanishi
    Pages 435-511
  16. Raphael M. Ottenbrite
    Pages 513-529
  17. Klaus Dorn, Gerhard Hoerpel, Helmut Ringsdorf
    Pages 531-585
  18. Charles E. Carraher Jr., William J. Scott, David J. Giron
    Pages 587-620
  19. Anthony Winston
    Pages 621-649
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 675-689

About this book

Introduction

The vast array of libraries in the world bear mute witness to the truth of the 3000-year-old observation of King Solomon who stated " ... of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." Yet books are an essential written record of our lives and the progress of science and humanity. Here is another book to add to this huge collection, but, hopefully, not just another collection of pages, but rather a book with a specific purpose to aid in alleviating the "weariness of the flesh" that could arise from much studying of other journals and books in order to obtain the basic information contained herein. This book is about polymeric materials and biological activity, as the title notes. Polymeric materials, in the broad view taken here, would include not only synthetic polymers (e.g., polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polyesters, polyamides, etc.), but also the natural macromolecules (e.g., proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides) which compose natural tissues in humans, animals and plants. In the broad sense used here, biological activity is any type of such action whether it be in medication, pest control, plant-growth regu­ lation, and so on. In short, this book attempts to consider, briefly, the use of any type of polymeric material system with essentially any kind of biological activity.

Keywords

Absorption Chemical reaction Chemical synthesis Chlor Diffusion Polyamid adsorption biochemistry catalysis chemistry distribution molecule polymer protein toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles G. Gebelein
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Youngstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA
  2. 2.Wright State UniversityDaytonUSA

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