Smart Nanocontainers

Smart Nanocontainers

1st Edition - November 8, 2019

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  • Editors: Phuong Nguyen-Tri, Trong-On Do, Tuan Anh Nguyen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128168912
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128167700

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Smart Nanocontainers explores the fundamental concepts and emerging applications of nanocontainers in biomedicine, pharmaceuticals and smart materials. In pharmaceuticals, nanocontainers have advantages over their micro-counterparts, including more efficient drug detoxification, higher intracellular uptake, better stability, less side effects and higher biocompatibility with tissue and cells. In materials science, such as coating technology, they help by making coatings smarter, stronger and more durable. This important reference will help anyone who wants to learn more on how nanocontainers are used to provide the controlled release of active agents, including their applications in smart coatings, corrosion, drug delivery, diagnosis, agri-food and gas storage.

Key Features

  • Discusses how the molecular design of nanocarriers can be optimized to increase performance
  • Explores how nanocarriers are being used to produce a new generation of active coatings
  • Explains how nanocarriers are being used to deliver more effective nanoscale drug delivery


Academics and R&D industry researchers in the fields of materials science and biomedical research

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Fundamentals
    1. Nanocontainer: an introduction
    Phuong Nguyen-Tri, Trong-On Do, Tuan Anh Nguyen and Van Thu Le
    2. Advanced spectroscopic techniques for study of nanocontainers
    Yuankai Tang, Sanjun Zhang and Huangmei Zhou
    3. Synthetic Methodologies For Nanocontainers
    Ludovica Ruggiero and Laura Crociani
    4. Nanoscale Characterisation Of Nanocarriers
    Shaheen Mahira and Wahid Khan
    5. Mechanism Of Loading And Release In Nanocontainers
    Kandasamy Vinothini, E. R. Anishiya and Mariappan . Rajan
    6. Molecular Dynamicsimulation And Dft Calculations On The Application Of Nanocontainers In Water Purification, Gas Separation And Dna Translocation
    Masoud Darvish Ganji

    Part 2: Application in Food Products
    7. Nanocontainers for food safety
    Dılhun Keriman Arserim Ucar
    8. Nanocontainers for the encapsulation and delivery of antioxidants/nutrients to food
    Daquan Chen
    9. Nanocontainers in food preservation: techniques and uses
    Maria Luz Zambrano-Zaragoza, David Quintanar-Guerrero and Ricardo Moisés González-Reza

    Part 3: Application For Drug Delivery
    10. Smart nanocontainers for drug delivery
    Nazima SulAZIMA SULTANA, Pranita Bora and Bipul Sarma
    11. Smart Nanogels in Cancer Therapy
    Abbas Afkhami, Tayyebeh Madrakian and Mazaher Ahmadi
    12. Metal-based nanocontainers for drug delivery in tumor therapy
    Min Xu and Nan Li
    13. Enzyme Responsive Nanocontainer for Small Molecule Delivery
    Sharad Gupta and Anshu Kumari
    14. Magnetic nanoparticles based nanocontainers for biomedical applications
    Yassine Slimani, Essia Hannachi, Huseyin Tombuloglu, Sadik Güner, Munirah Abdullah Almessiere, Abdulhadi Baykal, Meneerah Abdurahman Aljafary, Ebtesam Abdullah AL-Suhaimi, Muhammad Nawaz and Ismail Ercan
    15. Smart Nanocarriers In Glucose Transporters-Targeted Delivery Of Anti-Cancer Drugs 2
    Sanaz Dastgheib, Mazaher Ahmadi, Tayyebeh Madrakian, Pooneh Mokarram and Abbas Afkhami
    16. Polymer Based Nanocontainers For Drug Delivery
    Abdelhamid Elaissari, Donatella Paolino, Abdeslam Hassen Meniai Sr., Hatem Fessi, Munther Alomari, Wahida Louaer, Mohamad Tarhini, Narimane Lammari and Francesca Froiio
    17. Starch-Based Nanocapsules As Drug Carriers For Topical Drug Delivery
    Antonio Jose Almeida, Joana Marto and Helena Margarida Ribeiro
    18. Smart Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Coatings For Drug Delivery
    Benjamin Carbonnier and Sabrina Belbekhouche
    19. Nanocarriers for effective drug delivery
    Ioanna Theochari, Vassiliki Papadimitriou and Aristotelis Xenakis
    20. Biomimicry as a design tool for nanocontainers: The ‘shape of things to come’ in drug delivery
    Varsha Khare and Sanjiv Sonkaria
    21. Application Of Lipid Nanocarriers
    Nicolas Anton, Asad ur Rehman, Thierry F. Vandamme, salman akram and Aidar Seralin

    Part 4: Application For Smart Coating And Anticorrosion
    22. Emerging Trends in Smart Nanocontainers for Corrosion Applications
    Joao Tedim and Tiago L.P. Galvao
    23. Smart Nanocontainers For Anticorrosion Applications
    Raghavan Subasri, Swapnil H. Adsul and S. Manasa
    24. Smart Anticorrosion Coatings Based On Nanocontainers
    Jiajun Fu and Chendi Ding
    25. Inhibitor-loaded Silica Nanoparticles for Self-healing Metal Coating
    Thi Thanh Huong Nguyen and Tuan Anh Nguyen

    Part 5: Application For Gas Storage And Environment
    26. Nanosilvers loaded oxide nanoparticles for antibacterial application
    K.I Dhanalekshmi, Van Thang Nguyen, P. Magesan and Dr. A. Manikandan
    27. Nanocontainer for Environmental applications
    Rohan Keshav Kunkalekar
    28. Nanomaterials based adsorbents for wastewater treatment
    Abbas Afkhami
    29. Magnetic nanoparticles based nanocontainers for water treatment".
    Pratibha Kumari
    30. Gases in Nanocontainers
    Anandh Subramaniam, Suboohi Shervani, Anshul Gupta and Kantesh Balani
    31. Liquid-Liquid Interface As Scaffold For Self-Assembly Of Nanostructures Into Functional Materials
    Sujit Kumar Ghosh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: November 8, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128168912
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128167700

About the Editors

Phuong Nguyen-Tri

Dr. Phuong Nguyen-Tri is a Professor in the Département de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. He is the founder of the Laboratory of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He holds an M.Sc. degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, France and a Ph.D. degree in Material Sciences from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, France in 2009. He worked for two years (2009-2011) as a non-tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Polymers (now Laboratoire Procédés et Ingénierie en Mécanique et Matériaux, Paris) at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris. During 2011-2015, he worked in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure ÉTS, Montréal, Canada as a researcher for the Research Chair in Protective Materials and Equipment for Occupational Health and Safety. From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Nguyen-Tri worked as a Research Officer in the Department of Chemistry at the Université de Montréal, Canada before accepting a professorship position at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. His main research interests are in nanomaterials, hybrid nanoparticles, smart coatings, polymer crystallization, polymer blends and composites. Dr. Nguyen-Tri has edited 11 books (including 8 books by Elsevier). He has served as an Editor of many special issues in the ISI indexed journals. Dr. Nguyen-Tri is an Editorial Board Member for journals including RSEM, PLoS One (PNAS) and SN Applied Science (Springer).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Departement de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

Trong-On Do

Dr. Trong-On Do is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Laval University, Canada. He received his MSc degree in 1986 and PhD in 1989 from the University of P. and M. Curie (Paris 6, France). After a period at Brunel University (UK) and the French Catalysis Institute (France), he moved to Laval University in 1990. He then spent two years (1997-1999) in the group of Profs. Hashimoto and Fujishima at Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology under the Japanese STA Fellowship Award before rejoining Laval University as a Professor associated with the NSERC Industrial Chair. He is the author of around 150 publications, 5 patents, ~75 book chapters/review papers. Prof. Do is the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of innovative and smart materials and their applications in heterogeneous photocatalysis and renewable energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Laval University, Canada

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and applied nanotechnology. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and smart sensors/devices. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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