This book provides readers with a one-stop entry into the chemistry of varied hybrids and applications, from a molecular synthetic standpoint - Describes introduction and effect of organic structures on specific support components (carbon-based materials, proteins, metals, and polymers). - Chapters cover hot topics including nanodiamonds, nanocrystals, metal-organic frameworks, peptide bioconjugates, and chemoselective protein modification - Describes analytical techniques, with pros and cons, to validate synthetic strategies - Edited by internationally-recognized chemists from different backgrounds (synthetic polymer chemistry, inorganic surfaces and particles, and synthetic organic chemistry) to pull together diverse perspectives and approaches A One-Stop Entry into Hybrid Chemistry and Applications Hybrid materials are made by linking molecules to supports in order to create optimal combinations and enhanced functionality. Successful synthesis requires a deep understanding of molecular-level events and the ability to control them through design. This book acts a step-by-step guide for designing organo-hybrid materials. Focusing on a molecular synthetic approach, chapters provide: - Up-to-date strategies and methods of controlling functions of attachments - Information about common classes of supports, including polymers and biopolymers, carbons, oxides, and nanostructures - Details of specific supports, their synthesis, installation of organic substituents, effects on properties. - Analytical techniques, with pros and cons, to validate synthetic strategies - Hot topics: nanodiamonds, metal-organic frameworks, and chemoselective postsynthetic protein modification. Combining the perspectives of internationally-recognized chemists from synthetic, polymer, organic, and inorganic research backgrounds, this book pulls together diverse approaches to provide a well-rounded, interdisciplinary knowledge base about organo-hybrid materials.