Biomaterials Science, Fourth Edition - Chapter 1.2.5 - Role of Water in Biomaterials

Elsevier, Biomaterials Science, 4E, 2020, Pages 77-82
Buddy D. Ratner and Robert A. Latour

This chapter first introduces the physical and chemical properties of water, and then expands upon water’s significance for biomaterials and biology. This chapter encourages you to think about how the phenomena you are reading about may be driven or controlled by the water that comprises such a large fraction of all biological systems.