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Juan Mejuto

University of Vigo


Surfactant Tensioactive Aggregates Formation Aggregates Morphologies Gemini Amphiphiles Bola-Amphiphile Polymer-Based Amphiphiles Star-Shaped Polymers Dendritic Polymers Hydrogels Biological Membranes Bilayers

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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.

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Date completed: June 17th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 6th 2020

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Review results due: November 25th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 24th 2021

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About the editor

Juan Mejuto

University of Vigo

Juan Carlos Mejuto is a Full Professor at the Physical Chemistry Department of the University of Vigo at the Ourense Campus. He is the head of the Colloids group at the Ourense Campus. His research interest comprises (i) physical organic and physical inorganic chemistry, (ii) reactivity mechanisms inhomogeneous and microheterogeneous media, (iii) stability of self-assembly aggregates and (iv) supramolecular chemistry.

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