About the book
Amphiphilic molecules, whose origin can be both synthetic and natural, present the ability to form a wide variety of self-assembled structures with a long variety with the ability to self-assemble. The formation of these self-assembled aggregates allows the simulation of different biological systems, constituting what since the middle of the last century is known as biomimetic chemistry, and that has a great impact on biotechnology whose contributions continue to be at the forefront in an emerging field such as the science of nanomaterials and nanotechnology and is already known as bionanotechnology.
In this book, we intend to address the physicochemical aspects related to these molecules and their aggregates (both those more conventional and micelles as well as other non-conventional ones), as well as their applications from the scientific, technological and industrial points of view. In particular its applications from the biomimetic point of view as those related to the synthesis of new materials or their applications than food chemistry, or in pharmacology.