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Computational Approaches for the Prediction of pKa Values

George C. Shields, Paul G. Seybold
October 18, 2017

The pKa of a compound describes its acidity or basicity and, therefore, is one of its most important properties. Its value determines what form of the compound—positive ion, negative ion, or neutral species—will be present under different circumstances. This is crucial to the action and detection...

The Molecular Theory of Adsorption in Porous Solids

Yu. K. Tovbin
October 13, 2017

In the adsorption phenomenon the substances from the external environment the gas or liquid are absorbed by a solid surface (adsorbent). Adsorption is used to separate gaseous and liquid mixtures, for drying and purification of gases and liquids. This reference broadly explores the calculation of...

Geochemistry and Health (1988): Proceedings of the Second International Symposium

J.N. Martin
October 12, 2017

This volume comprises the proceedings of a three-day meeting held at the Royal Society, London, UK on 22,23,24 April 1987. The combined second International Symposium on Geochemistry and Health and 5th European Meeting of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health was sponsored by the...

Nanoscale Spectroscopy with Applications

Sarhan M. Musa
October 12, 2017

This book introduces the key concepts of nanoscale spectroscopy methods used in nanotechnologies in a manner that is easily digestible for a beginner in the field. It discusses future applications of nanotechnologies in technical industries. It also covers new developments and interdisciplinary...

Biocatalysis and Nanotechnology

Peter Grunwald
October 11, 2017

Nanobiocatalysis has rapidly developed into a subarea of enzyme biotechnology. It combines the advances in nanotechnology that have generated nanoscale materials of different sizes, shapes, and physicochemical properties, and the excellent characteristics of biocatalysts into an innovative...

Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Tenth Edition

Charles E. Carraher Jr.
October 09, 2017

Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Tenth Edition integrates the core areas of polymer science. Along with updating of each chapter, newly added content reflects the growing applications in Biochemistry, Biomaterials, and Sustainable Industries. Providing a user-friendly approach to the world of...

Chemical Processes for Pollution Prevention and Control

Paul Mac Berthouex, Linfield C. Brown
October 09, 2017

This book examines how chemistry, chemical processes, and transformations are used for pollution prevention and control. Pollution prevention reduces or eliminates pollution at the source, whereas pollution control involves destroying, reducing, or managing pollutants that cannot be eliminated at...

Harmal: The Genus Peganum

Ephraim Shmaya Lansky, Shifra Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
October 06, 2017

Harmal: The Genus Peganum is an in-depth treatment of one of the most commanding plants in the botanical kingdom. Humble in appearance, modest in its needs, Peganum harmala has been venerated for millennia as a Deity-manifesting entheogen and a powerful medicine. This book traverses harmal’s...

Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers

Arkadii Arinstein
October 06, 2017

Discussing the electrospinning process, the book covers in great depth the current research interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially electrospinning of polymer nanofibers. The main distinction of the proposed book from others devoted to the electrospinning process is in the...

Computational Chemistry Methodology in Structural Biology and Materials Sciences

Tanmoy Chakraborty, Prabhat Ranjan, Anand Pandey
October 06, 2017

Computational Chemistry Methodology in Structural Biology and Materials Sciences provides a selection of new research in theoretical and experimental chemistry, focusing on topics in the materials science and biological activity. Part 1, on Computational Chemistry Methodology in Biological...

Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Advances and Applications with Metallic and Inorganic Materials

Frédéric Guittard, Thierry Darmanin
October 06, 2017

Materials with superhydrophobic or related properties are one of the most studied subjects from a theoretical point of view and also for the large range of possible applications, for example, anticorrosion, antibacteria, optical devices, and sensors. The study of natural species with special...

Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries

Jean-Luc Wertz, Magali Deleu, Séverine Coppée, Aurore Richel
October 06, 2017

Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries provides an understanding of lignocellulosic biomass, which is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. It promotes the valorization of these molecules in the context of the bioeconomy and presents hemicelluloses and lignin, which are...