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Description - Polymer Bicatalysis and Biomaterials II by Richard A. Gross

Biocatalysis refers to the use of enzymes, microbes or higher organisms to carry out chemical or polymer reactions. It is currently a hot research topic with many academic, industrial, and government laboratories doing basic and applied R&D. In polymer science this field is rapidly growing, and many new reactions and new biocatalysts are being discovered and applied. Likewise, biomaterials comprise an equally exciting field of research that finds many applications in dental, surgical, and medical areas. Both fields are highly interdisciplinary, requiring (at various times) knowledge and expertise in organic and polymer chemistry, material science, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, and chemical engineering. This symposium volume provides state-of-the-art reviews of these exciting fields as well as original research papers. The editors and the authors are all experts and active practitioners of polymer biocatalysis and biomaterials. They include academic, industrial, and government scientists who have brought different expertise and perspectives to these fields. Together, they have provided a most useful book that contains up-to-date developments in fundamental research and industrial R&D efforts. This book will be useful to organic chemists, polymer chemists, material scientists, biochemists, and chemical engineers who desire to learn more about this field. It will be a useful reference book and also suitable either for self-study or as a textbook for an upper level undergraduate or a graduate level course.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780841269705
ISBN-10: 084126970X
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 161mm x 30mm)
Pages: 506
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard A. Gross

H. N. Cheng Currently senior research fellow at Hercules, involved with new product/process development. Richard A. Gross Herman F. Mark Chair Professorship at Polytechnic University and Director of the NSF Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing of Macromolecules. Books by same author H. N. Cheng H. N. Cheng and T. A. Early (Editors), Macromolecular Symposium No. 86, "NMR Studies of Polymeric Materials"; 1994. H. N. Cheng, G. L. Cote, and I. C. Baianu (Editors), Macromolecular Symposium No. 140, "Application of Polymers in Foods"; 1999. H. N. Cheng, "Structural Studies of Polymers by Solution NMR", RAPRA Report 125, 2001. R. A. Gross and H. N. Cheng (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "Biocatalysis in Polymer Science." ACS Symposium Series Number 840, Washington, DC, 2002. H. N. Cheng and A. D. English (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "NMR Spectroscopy of Polymers in Solution and in the Solid State." ACS Symposium Series Number 834, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2002. H. N. Cheng and R.A. Gross (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "Polymer Biocatalysis and Biomaterias." ACS Symposium Series Number 900, Washington, DC, 2005. Richard A. Gross R. A. Gross, David L. Kaplan, G. Swift (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "Enzymes in Polymer Synthesis." ACS Symposium Series Number 684, Washington, DC, 1998. R. A. Gross, C. Scholz (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "Biopolymers from Polysaccharides and Agroproteins." ACS Symposium Series Number, Washington, DC, 2001. C. Scholz and R. A. Gross (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "Polymers from Renewable Sources: Polyesters and Biocatalysis." ACS Symposium Series Number 764, Washington, DC, 2000. R. A. Gross and H. N. Cheng (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "Biocatalysis in Polymer Science." ACS Symposium Series Number 840, Washington, DC, 2002. H. N. Cheng and R.A. Gross (Editors), ACS Symp. Ser., "Polymer Biocatalysis and Biomaterias." ACS Symposium Series Number 900, Washington, DC, 2005.

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