Nanozymes: Next Wave of Artificial Enzymes

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Springer, Jul 27, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 127 pages
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This book describes the fundamental concepts, the latest developments and the outlook of the field of nanozymes (i.e., the catalytic nanomaterials with enzymatic characteristics). As one of today’s most exciting fields, nanozyme research lies at the interface of chemistry, biology, materials science and nanotechnology. Each of the book’s six chapters explores advances in nanozymes. Following an introduction to the rise of nanozymes research in the course of research on natural enzymes and artificial enzymes in Chapter 1, Chapters 2 through 5 discuss different nanomaterials used to mimic various natural enzymes, from carbon-based and metal-based nanomaterials to metal oxide-based nanomaterials and other nanomaterials. In each of these chapters, the nanomaterials’ enzyme mimetic activities, catalytic mechanisms and key applications are covered. In closing, Chapter 6 addresses the current challenges and outlines further directions for nanozymes. Presenting extensive information on nanozymes and supplemented with a wealth of color illustrations and tables, the book offers an ideal guide for readers from disparate areas, including analytical chemistry, materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, biomedical and clinical engineering, environmental science and engineering, green chemistry, and novel catalysis.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Nanozymes
1
2 CarbonBased Nanomaterials for Nanozymes
7
3 MetalBased Nanomaterials for Nanozymes
31
4 Metal OxideBased Nanomaterials for Nanozymes
57
5 Other Nanomaterials for Nanozymes
93
6 Challenges and Perspectives
103
Appendix
108
References
121
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Xiaoyu Wang is a graduate student at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. He received his B.S. degree from Nanjing Institute of Technology in 2014. In the same year he joined Professor Hui Wei's group. His research interests focus on nanozymes for biomedical and bioanalytical applications.

Wenjing Guo is a graduate student at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. She received her B.S. degree from Nanjing University in 2014. In the same year she joined Professor Hui Wei's group. Her research interests focus on nanozymes for biomedical and bioanalytical applications.

Yihui Hu is a graduate student at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. She received her B.S. degree from Hengyang Normal University in 2010 and her Master degree from Hunan University in 2013. In 2014, she joined Professor Hui Wei's group. Her research interests focus on bioanalytical and biomedical chemistry.

Jiangjiexing Wu is a research associate professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. She received her B.S. degree and Ph.D. from Tianjin University in 2009 and 2014, respectively. In 2016, she joined Professor Hui Wei's group. Her research interests focus on DNA-directed approach to fabricate functional nanomaterials.

Hui Wei is a professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, China. He joined Nanjing University after his postdoctoral training with Professors Yi Lu and Shuming Nie, respectively. He received his B.S. from Nanjing University in 2003, where he carried out his undergraduate research with Professor Xinghua Xia. In the same year he joined Professor Erkang Wang’s group at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and received his Ph.D. in 2008. He has been admitted as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). His research interests focus on functional bionanomaterials (including nanozymes), in vivo bioanalysis, in vitro diagnostics and precision medicine.