ASP studies on fluorine in biomedicine: two innovative applications

Navarrini, W. et al. (2007) ASP studies on fluorine in biomedicine: two innovative applications. Chimica Oggi = Chemistry Today, 25(3), pp. 48-50.

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Through the multiddiciplinary ASP project, some students of Politacnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino had the possibility to deal with the peculiar properties of fluorinated compounds. In particular, we investigated the possible exploitation of these features for biomedical applications, focusing on two specific subjects: diagnostic tools and drug delivery. Perfluoroethers revealed to be suitable materials or these uses, because of a cohesive energy density and an enthalpy of vaporization lower than those of hydrogenated ethers.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cantini, Dr Marco
Authors: Navarrini, W., Canesi, E., Cantini, M., Resnati, G., Metrangolo, P., Ugger, F., Arcella, V., Casati, A., Masella, M., Guala, C., Ranzoni, A., Sallemi, L., Sciacca, B., and Scotti, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Chimica Oggi = Chemistry Today
Publisher:Teknoscienze Srl
ISSN (Online):1973-8250

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