Macromolecules Incorporating Transition Metals: Tackling Global Challenges
CHAPTER 5: Biomedical Applications of Transition-metal-containing Macromolecules
Published:01 Feb 2018
Special Collection: 2018 ebook collectionSeries: Polymer Chemistry Series
2018. "Biomedical Applications of Transition-metal-containing Macromolecules", Macromolecules Incorporating Transition Metals: Tackling Global Challenges, Alaa S Abd-El-Aziz, Christian Agatemor, Wai-Yeung Wong
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Transition-metal-containing macromolecules are emerging precursors for the design of biomaterials. Indeed, compelling empirical results prove these macromolecules as biosensors, bioimaging probes, therapeutic agents, and smart drug delivery platforms, thanks to their photoactivity, redox-activity, magnetic properties, and coordination chemistry. In this chapter, we review strategies employed by researchers to exploit the metal-related functionalities of transition-metal-containing macromolecules in biomedical applications.