Redox Polymers for Energy and Nanomedicine Editors: Nerea Casado, David Mecerreyes

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Polymers with redox properties are electroactive macromolecules containing localized sites or groups that can be oxidized and reduced. Depending on the oxidation state, redox polymers can present different electronic, optical, mechanical or chemical properties. These polymers are finding new applications in materials science, as well as being included in the design of a number of electrochemical devices. Redox Polymers for Energy and Nanomedicine highlights trends in the chemistry, characterization and application of polymers with redox properties. The book starts with an introduction to redox polymers and covers several important topics including redox polymer types, state-of-the-art characterization techniques, synthetic strategies and theory and computational studies. The second part is devoted to the redox polymers applied in energy and nanomedicine. First, the most important redox polymer families in energy storage are reviewed, i.e, radical, phenothiazine, carbonyl and catechol containing polymers. The book also contains recent developments in redox polymers for biofuel cells and all-organic batteries. Second, the emerging applications of redox polymers in nanomedicine technologies such as, tissue engineering, drug-delivery, actuators or biosensors are explained in detail. With contributions from global experts, the book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers working in polymer science, electrochemistry, energy research and nanomedicine.

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Polymer Chemistry Series

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David Mecerreyes carried out his PhD in polymer chemistry by the University of Liege (Belgium) in 1998, followed by a post-doctoral stay at IBM Almaden Research Center and Stanford University in California. In Spain he worked for 10 years in CIDETEC. In 2011 he became Ikerbasque Research Pofessor at POLYMAT (, University of the Basque Country. Since then he has been the leader of the Innovative polymer group and scientific vicedirector from 2017. In 2011 he was awarded with a ERC consolidator grant named iPES “Innovative Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage”. His research interest include the synthesis of innovative polymers for energy and bioelectronics. In particular his team is developing new redox polymers, poly(ionic liquid)s, iongels and ion conducting polymer electrolytes. He is co-author of more than 275 scientific articles, h-index of 63 and his work has received more than 14000 citations. He has written more than 5 book chapters and Edited one Book in 2015.

Nerea Casado finished her PhD thesis in 2017 at the University of the Basque Country in the topic of Innovative Redox Polymers including secondments at Energy Centers such as Deakin University-Australia and CIC Energigune-Spain. She took part in the iPES “Innovative Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage” ERC grant working in redox polymers for batteries. She is (co)author of 15 scientific peer-reviewed publications in the topic, 2 invited lectures in international congresses and has received two prizes for best poster presentation.