About the book
In recent years the synthesis of polymers with controlled morphology is one of the big deals in the polymer science and technology. With the emergence of nanotechnology, researchers become more interested in studying the unique properties of nanoscale materials. There are different ways to produce polymeric nanofibers, as example the polymerization of aromatic monomers into media having large organic acids. Uniform nanofibers (from 30 to 200 nm) can also be obtained when the polymerization is done at an aqueous-organic interface. Thus, the template-free methods, such as interfacial, seeding and micellar can be employed as different “bottom-up” approaches to obtain pure polymeric nanofibers. The possibility to prepare nanostructured polymers by self-assembly with reduced post-synthesis processing warrants further study and application of these materials, especially in the field of nanomaterials. The notable applications include in tissue engineering, biosensors, filtration, wound dressings, drug delivery, and enzyme immobilization. In this book, this amazing new area of polymeric nanofibers will be reviewed concerning the state-or-art results of synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and applications. The main goal of this book is to contribute in the rationalization of some important results obtained in this open area of polymeric nanofibers.