Surface Modifiers for the Generation of Advanced Nanomaterials

Pinar Akkuş Süt, Melike Belenli, Özlem Şen, Melis Emanet, Mine Altunbek, Mustafa Çulha

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There is a significant effort to use nanomaterials (NMs) in a range of applications in recent years. Their use in almost all applications requires tuning one of the parameters such as size and shape influencing their extraordinary properties. The surface chemistry of NMs also plays a critical role for their effective use. The successful surface modification allows the preparation of more functional and advance materials benefiting from their unique properties of these novel materials. There is an enormous diversity not only in NMs but also molecules and molecular structures available for surface modifications. In this chapter, NM surface modification strategies, which can be used for development of advance materials, are discussed by emphasizing NMs surface chemistry and chemical nature of modifiers. In addition, modification strategies using biocompatible polymers and modifiers with biological origin such as carbohydrates, oligonucleotides, and peptides to generate advance materials are included in the discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Surface Engineering Materials
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9781119314196
ISBN (Print)9781119314158
StatePublished - Sep 13 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbohydrates
  • Covalent modification
  • Non-covalent interactions
  • Oligonucleotides
  • Peptides
  • Polymers
  • Surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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