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Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor, co-authors of the book "Boron-Based Compounds: Potential and Emerging Applications in Medicine"

From 11 May 2018, the book from Wiley Editors "Boron-Based Compounds: Potential and Emerging Applications in Medicine", which is focused on the medical applications of boron-based compounds, will be available. Prof. Clara Viñas is one of the co-editors of the book, together with Prof. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (Leipzig University).

In additon, both Prof. Clara Viñas and Prof. Francesc Teixidor have contributed to the book with a chapter on "Cobaltabisdicarbollide‐based Synthetic Vesicles: From Biological Interaction to in vivo Imaging"

"You can't imagine the work behind this book" affirms Clara, full of joy, showing us a copy of the book; "there is always some extra work that you didn't count on, like indexing the chapters with all the keywords".  Wiley proposed Clara and Evamarie to be co-editors of this book after a very successful conference on medicine applications of boron-based compounds in which they were chair-women. They rapidly agreed and, after some years, we finally have this book with us. You can take a look at the index, read some excepts and buy it online here (e-book or hardcover). 

Review of the current status of boron-containing drugs and materials for molecular medical diagnostics

Boron-Based Compounds offers a summary of the present status and promotes the further development of new boron-containing drugs and advanced materials, mostly boron clusters, for molecular medical diagnostics.

The knowledge accumulated during the past decades on the chemistry and biology of bioorganic and organometallic boron compounds laid the foundation for the emergence of a new area of study and application of boron compounds as lipophilic pharmacophores and modulators of biologically active molecules.

This important text brings together in one comprehensive volume contributions from renowned experts in the field of medicinal chemistry of boron compounds. The authors cover a range of the most relevant topics including boron compounds as modulators of the bioactivity of biomolecules, boron clusters as pharmacophores or for drug delivery, boron compounds for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) and for diagnostics, as well as in silico molecular modeling of boron- and carborane-containing compounds in drug design.

Authoritative and accessible, Boron-Based Compounds:

  • Contains contributions from a panel of internationally renowned experts in the field
  • Offers a concise summary of the current status of boron-containing drugs and materials used for molecular diagnostics
  • Highlights the range and capacity of boron-based compounds in medical applications
  • Includes information on boron neutron capture therapy and diagnostics

Designed for academic and industrial scientists, this important resource offers the cutting-edge information needed to understand the current state of boron-containing drugs and materials for molecular medical diagnostics.

(text from Wiley: here)

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