Special Issue "DNA/Polymer-Mediated Assembly of Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 1364
Interests: nanoparticle preparation; polymers; biomaterials; nanobiotechnology; nanoscience; polymer nanoscience; nanotechnology in drug delivery; polymeric biomaterials; nanoparticles; controlled drug delivery
Interests: matrix pathobiology; cancer; inflammation; oxidative stress; cytotoxicity
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Nanoparticle composites are versatile and diverse functional materials, which find their application in different areas of science and technology ranging from catalysis and electronic devices fabrication to medicine and pharmaceutics. This special issue focuses on the use of chemical design to control the physico-chemical and structural attributes of polymer-mediated and DNA-mediated assembly of nanoparticles.
Polymer-nanoparticle composites are attracting great interest over the past few decades. As many traditional applications of composites require the nanoparticles to remain well dispersed within the polymer matrix, some of the novel proposed applications in medicine and pharmaceutics rely on higher-order organization of nanoparticles with the use of natural and synthetic polymers. Self-assembly provides a powerful and convenient approach for organizing nanoparticles in a highly effective tuneable design.
On the other hand, DNA nanotechnology, based on DNA sequence-specific recognition, can allow programmed self-assembly of nano-scaled structures with molecular precision. Extension of this technique to preparation of broader types of nanomaterials would significantly improve nanofabrication technique and even achieve single molecule operation. Using such DNA nanostructures as templates, chemical synthesis of inorganic and polymer nanomaterials could also be programmed with unprecedented flexibility and accuracy.
The aime of the special issue is to demonstrate the use of designed nanoparticles to create nanocomposites featuring interesting and pragmatic structures and properties. We will also describe applications of these engineered nanomaterials in different areas including biotechnology, pharmaceutics and medicine.
Dr. Andrey Kuskov
Prof. Dr. Dragana Nikitovic
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