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Nanoscience: Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects

Victor M. Starov
November 30, 2017

The common perception is that nanoscience is something entirely new, that it sprung forth whole and fully formed like some mythological deity. But the truth is that like all things scientific, nanoscience is the natural result of the long evolution of scientific inquiry. Following a historical...

Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

Rick Houghton
November 30, 2017

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and...

Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 4: The Environmental Aspects of Chemical Sensitivity

William J. Rea, Kalpana D. Patel
November 29, 2017

Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 4: The Environmental Aspects of Chemical Sensitivity is the fourth of an encyclopedic five-volume set describing the basic physiology, chemical sensitivity, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic degenerative disease studied in a 5x less...

Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils

Jorge Ancheyta, Fernando Trejo, Mohan Singh Rana
November 29, 2017

During the upgrading of heavy petroleum, asphaltene is the most problematic impurity since it is the main cause of catalyst deactivation and sediments formation. Exploring many aspects related to asphaltenes composition and conversion, Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of...

First Order Phase Transitions of Magnetic Materials: Broad and Interrupted Transitions

Praveen Chaddah
November 27, 2017

This book introduces new concepts in the phenomenon of 1st order phase transitions. It discusses the concept of kinetic arrest at a certain temperature, with this temperature being dependent on the second control variable (magnetic field, or pressure). It discusses interesting manifestations of...

Spin Chemical Physics of Graphene

Elena Sheka
November 27, 2017

Graphene’s nickname ‘miracle material’ normally means the material superior properties. However, all these characteristics are only the outward manifestation of the wonderful nature of graphene. The real miracle of graphene is that the specie is a union of two entities: a physical - and a chemical...

C-H Bond Activation in Organic Synthesis

Jie Jack Li
November 22, 2017

Greener than conventional methods, C–H activation methods have flourished during the last decade and become especially attractive to organic chemists. Edited by a practioner in this rapidly developing field, C–H Bond Activation in Organic Synthesis provides an overview of this exciting playground...

Graph-Theoretical Matrices in Chemistry

Dusanka Janezic, Ante Milicevic, Sonja Nikolic, Nenad Trinajstic
November 22, 2017

Graph-Theoretical Matrices in Chemistry presents a systematic survey of graph-theoretical matrices and highlights their potential uses. This comprehensive volume is an updated, extended version of a former bestseller featuring a series of mathematical chemistry monographs. In this edition, nearly...

Active Phytochemicals from Chinese Herbal Medicines: Anti-Cancer Activities and Mechanisms

Wing Shing Ho
November 22, 2017

Biomedical Science Chinese herbal medicine represents complementary or adjunctive therapies that often can improve the efficacy of Western medicine to achieve the pharmacological effects, especially in cancer treatment. However, the combination of herbs with therapeutic drugs can raise potential...

Phage Display In Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Second Edition

Sachdev S. Sidhu, Clarence Ronald Geyer
November 22, 2017

Phage Display in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Second Edition provides a comprehensive view of the impact and promise of phage display in drug discovery and biotechnology. Building on the success of its previous edition, the book discusses current theories, principles, and methods in the field...

Bioethanol and Natural Resources: Substrates, Chemistry and Engineered Systems

Ruben Michael Ceballos
November 21, 2017

Bioethanol and Natural Resources: Substrates, Chemistry and Engineered Systems provides a comprehensive review of feedstocks, physiochemical and biological pretreatments, molecular substrates, cellulolytic and ligninolytic enzymes, and advanced technologies for producing bioethanol. Although this...

Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications

Shuhui Sun, Xueliang Sun, Zhongwei Chen, Yuyu Liu, David P. Wilkinson, Jiujun Zhang
November 16, 2017

This book offers comprehensive coverage of carbon-based nanomaterials and electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and hydrogen generation and storage, as well as the latest material and new technology development. It addresses a...