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Giant molecules : from nylon to nanotubes

Author: W B Gratzer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Macromolecules are a fascinating group of molecules with some remarkable properties, many of which are only just being discovered and exploited by science. Walter Gratzer explores their history, structure, and properties - from DNA to polymers, to their cutting edge uses in nanoarrays and biomimetics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W B Gratzer
ISBN: 9780199562138 019956213X
OCLC Number: 601376013
Notes: Originally published in 2009.
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Before the dawn --
The basics : a little chemistry --
Proteins : from skin and bone to enzymes --
Storage : of food and information --
The protean element : carbon in new guises --
The plastic world --
The quiddity of polymers : shapes, sizes, and their effects --
The new age : giant molecules for the twenty-first century --
Present and future : where will it end? --
The many faces of DNA.
Responsibility: Walter Gratzer.

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