Micelles: Structural Biochemistry, Formation and Functions and Usage


Danielle Bradburn (Editor)
Tom Bittinger (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications, Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI013000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the structural biochemistry, formation and function, and usage of micelles. Topics discussed in this compilation include acid-base equilibrium in aqueous micellar solutions of surfactants; computational methods as tools for the study of RM structure and dynamics; thermodynamic aspects of micelles; micellization of gemini surfactants in aqueous solutions; micelles from lipoamino acids; construction of block copolymer micelles and single-chain nanoparticles in non-selective solvents; block polyelectrolyte micelles/protein mixed nanostructures in aqueous media; and a treatment strategy for the gastrointestinal development of extremely premature infants by administration of micelles derived from pulmonary surfactants and the vernix caseosa in pregnant rabbits. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Acid-Base Equilibrium in Aqueous Micellar Solutions of Surfactants
(Nikolay O. Mchedlov-Petrossyan, Natalya A. Vodolazkaya, Nika N. Kamneva, Department of Physical Chemistry, V. N. Karazin National University, Kharkov, Ukraine)

Computational Methods as Tools for the Study of Reverse Micelles Structures and Dynamics: Effect on Confined Biomolecules
(Stéphane Abel, Marcel Waks, Commissariat à L’énergie Atomique Et Aux Énergies Alternatives, Saclay, France, and others)

Thermodynamic Aspects of Micelles
(Hiroshi Maeda, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)

Micellization of Gemini Surfactants in Aqueous Solutions
(Barbara Trzebicka, Andrzej Dworak, Julia Hawranke, Edyta Kuliszewska, Zofia Hordyjewicz-Baran, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Curie-Sklodowskiej, Zabrze, Poland, and others)

Micelles from Lipoamino Acids
(Célia Faustino, António Calado, Luis Garcia-Rio, iMed.UL – Research Institute for Medicines and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)

Construction of Block Copolymer Micelles and Single-Chain Nanoparticles in Non-Selective Solvents
(José A. Pomposo, Centro de Fisica de Materiales (CSIC, UPV/EHU)-Materials Physics Center, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, San Sebastian, Spain, and others)

Block Polyelectrolyte Micelles/Protein Mixed Nanostructures in Aqueous Media
(Maria Karayianni, Stergios Pispas, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece)

A Treatment Strategy for the Gastrointestinal Development of Extremely Premature Infants by Administration of Micelles Derived from Pulmonary Surfactants and the Vernix Caseosa in Pregnant Rabbits
(Koji Nishijima, Yoshio Yoshida, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui, Japan)


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