The development of new multifunctional membranes and materials which respond to external stimuli, such as pH, temperature, light, biochemicals or magnetic or electrical signals, represents new approaches to separations, reactions, or recognitions. With multiple cooperative functions, responsive membranes and materials have applications which range from biopharmaceutical, to drug delivery systems to water treatment.
This book covers recent advances in the generation and application of responsive materials and includes:
Development and design of responsive membranes and materials
Carbon nanotube membranes
Tunable separations, reactions and nanoparticle synthesis
Responsive membranes for water treatment
Pore-filled membranes for drug release
Biologically-inspired responsive materials and hydrogels
Biomimetic polymer gels
Responsive Membranes and Materials provides a cutting-edge resource for researchers and scientists in membrane science and technology, as well as specialists in separations, biomaterials, bionanotechnology, drug delivery, polymers, and functional materials.