This first book to specifically focus on applications of conjugated polymers in the fields of biology and biomedicine covers materials science, physical principles, and nanotechnology.
The editor and authors, all pioneers and experts with extensive research experience in the field, firstly introduce the synthesis and optical properties of various conjugated polymers, highlighting how to make organic soluble polymers compatible with the aqueous environment. This is followed by the application of these materials in optical sensing and imaging as well as the emerging applications in image-guided therapy and in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
The result is a consolidated overview for polymer chemists, materials scientists, biochemists, biotechnologists, and bioengineers.
1 Strategies to Bring Conjugated Polymers into Aqueous Media
2 Direct Synthesis of Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles
3 Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles and Semiconducting Polymer Dots for Molecular Sensing and In Vivo and Cellular Imaging
4 Conjugated Polymers for In Vivo Fluorescence Imaging
5 π-Conjugated/Semiconducting Polymer Nanoparticles for Photoacoustic Imaging
6 Conjugated Polymers for Two]Photon Live Cell Imaging
7 Water]Soluble Conjugated Polymers for Sensing and Imaging Applications
8 Conjugated Polymers for Gene Delivery
9 Conductive Polymer]Based Functional Structures for Neural Therapeutic Applications
10 Conjugated Polymers for Photodynamic Therapy
11 Conjugated Polymers for Near]Infrared Photothermal Therapy of Cancer
12 Conjugated Polymers for Disease Diagnosis and Theranostics Medicine
13 Polymer]Grafted Conjugated Polymers as Functional Biointerfaces