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Metal-Organic Frameworks for Biomedical Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128169841, 9780128169858

Metal-Organic Frameworks for Biomedical Applications

1st Edition

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Editor: Masoud Mozafari
Paperback ISBN: 9780128169841
eBook ISBN: 9780128169858
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 3rd March 2020
Page Count: 564
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Metal-Organic Frameworks for Biomedical Applications is a comprehensive, authoritative reference that offers a substantial and complete treatment of published results that have yet to be critically reviewed. It offers a summary of current research and provides in-depth understanding of the role of metal-organic frameworks in biomedical engineering. The title consists of twenty-two chapters presented by leading international researchers in the field. Chapters are arranged by target-application in biomedical engineering, allowing medical and pharmaceutic specialists to translate current materials and engineering science on metal-organic frameworks into their work.

Key Features

  • Presents the state-of-the art in metal-organic frameworks for biomedical applications
  • Offers comprehensive treatment of metal-organic frameworks that is useful to pharmaceutic and medical experts who are non-specialists in materials science
  • Helps materials scientists and engineers understand the needs of biomedical engineering
  • Critically-reviews published results and current research in the field


Biomedical and pharmaceutical researchers who are non-specialists in materials science; materials scientists and engineers interested in biomedical applications; postgraduate researchers interested in applying materials science to biomedicine

Table of Contents

  1. Classification of MOFs by Structure: For Biomedical Engineering
    2. Nomenclature of MOFs
    3. Secondary Building Units of MOFs
    4. Mixed Metal Systems for the Synthesis of MOFs
    5. MOFs Linkers useful for Biomedical Applications
    6. The Role of Flexibility in MOFs
    7. Defects and Disorders in MOFs
    8. Surface Modification of MOFs for Biomedical Applications
    9. Hydrothermal Synthesis of MOFs
    10. Microwave Synthesis of MOFs
    11. Electrochemical Synthesis of MOFs
    12. Mechanochemical Synthesis of MOFs
    13. Sonochemical Synthesis of MOFs
    14. Synthetic Post-Modification of MOFs for Biomedical Applications
    15. Characterization of MOFs
    16. Adsorption, Delivery and Controlled Release of Therapeutic Molecules from MOFs
    17. BioMOFs
    18. Antibacterial Activity of MOFs
    19. Toxicity of MOFs in Biological Systems
    20. Functional MOFs as Theranostics
    21. Functional MOFs as Molecular Imaging Probes
    22. State-of-the-art and future perspectives of MOFs in medicine


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About the Editor

Masoud Mozafari

Dr Masoud Mozafari has recently joined Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute - Mount Sinai Hospital - University of Toronto as a research fellow. He is known for the development of strategies for the treatment of damaged tissues/organs. He is one of the recipients of the "WIPO Medal for Inventors" from The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for his inventions that significantly contribute to the economic and technological development in the field of biomaterials. He is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

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