Organic & Biomaterials Chemistry

Photo of a tissue-engineered construct.

A close-up of tissue-engineered construct, a combination of living cells and porous biomaterial that form a living matrix for transplantation in an organism. (Photo by Gary Meeks, courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Science Foundation. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2005



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This course covers principles of materials chemistry common to organic materials ranging from biological polypeptides to engineered block copolymers. Topics include molecular structure, polymer synthesis reactions, protein-protein interactions, multifunctional organic materials including polymeric nanoreactors, conducting polymers and virus-mediated biomineralization.


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Krystyn van Vliet, Michael Rubner, and Angela Belcher. 3.034 Organic & Biomaterials Chemistry. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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