Inorganic Frameworks as Smart Nanomedicines

Inorganic Frameworks as Smart Nanomedicines

1st Edition - April 9, 2018

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  • Editor: Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128136614
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136621

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Inorganic Frameworks as Smart Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery brings together recent research in the area of inorganic frameworks for drug delivery. Different types of nanocarriers are presented and discussed in detail, providing an up-to-date overview on inorganic nanoparticles with pharmaceutical applications. Written by a diverse range of international academics, this book is a valuable reference resource for researchers in biomaterials, the pharmaceutical industry, and those who want to learn more about the current applications of inorganic smart nanocarriers.

Key Features

  • Includes assembly methods for a variety of smart nanocarrier systems, also showing how they are applied
  • Highlights how metal-oxide nanoparticles are effectively used in drug delivery
  • Assesses the pros and cons of different metallic nanomaterials as drug carriers


Pharmaceutical scientists, biomaterials scientists, toxicologists, biomedical engineers, medicinal chemists and postgraduate students specializing in the areas of nanomedicine, bionanomaterials and nanotechnology applications in healthcare

Table of Contents

  • 1. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as drug delivery systems: chances and challenges
    2. Hollow Silica Microcapsules through Self Assembly of Silica Nanoparticles
    3. Nanostructured metal-oxide thin films based biosensors for biological applications: zinc-oxide based nanoparticles
    4. Metal oxide nanoparticles and neurodegeneration
    5. Metal Oxide Nanoparticles to GBM cancer treatment
    6. Functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles: applications in bionanotechnology
    7. Bismuth metallic nanoparticles
    8. Gold nanoparticles for cancer diagnostics, spectroscopic imaging, drug delivery, and Plasmonic Photothermal Therapy
    9. Gold Nanoparticles: Creating a golden age for nanomedicine
    10. Genotoxicity of Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide nanoparticles and their mixture using the Allium cepa assay
    11. Advanced Experience in the Use of Biodegradable and ZnO Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    12.  Quantom Dots: Novel bio-imaging agents in nanopharmaceuticals
    13. Different synthesis techniques of metallic nanoparticles and involved challenges
    14. Metal Nanoparticles Confined in Nanoporous Materials: A Brief Scientific and Technical Overview of the Textural Characterization and Pore-structures
    15. Metallic nanoparticles stabilized by natural products: applications and pharmacological perspectives
    16. Metallic nanoparticles as sensors for assaying of drugs in pharmaceutical samples
    17. Lithium nanosized particles as antitumor agent
    18. Efficient removal of RhB using Lanthanide doped TiO2 nanostructures
    19. In situ Synthesis of Silver Core shell nanoparticles and its anticancer activity against Breast and Lung cancer cell lines

Product details

  • No. of pages: 726
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2018
  • Published: April 9, 2018
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128136614
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136621

About the Editor

Alexandru Grumezescu

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

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