Hydrogels: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Hydrogels are polymeric networks with three-dimensional configurations capable of imbibing high amounts of water or biological fluids. The application of hydrogels technology is being widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as drug delivery systems. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the synthesis, characterisation and applications of hydrogels. Topics include the synthesis of protein-based hydrogel...

Medicinal Chemistry: The Modern Drug Discovery Process

Emphasizing applications of chemistry while reinforcing theory – especially in the areas of organic and physical chemistry – this new text prepares readers for career success in the pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech industries. Medicinal Chemistry: The Modern Drug Discovery Process delivers a comprehensive introduction to medicinal chemistry at an appropriate level of detail for a diverse range of readers. By highlighting the conc...

Contaminated Sediments in Freshwater Systems

Assessment of freshwater sediments can determine whether chemical concentrations are sufficient to cause adverse effects on aquatic organisms or organisms higher in the food chain, including humans. This book presents methods for assessing sediments and includes an integration of physical, chemical, and biological information. It examines the elements of quality assurance and control programs, considerations for the conduct of field ...

Chemie: Das Basiswissen der Chemie. Mit Übungsaufgaben und Lösungen

Das Basiswissen der Chemie anschaulich und verständlich aufbereitet… - in 35 didaktisch aufbereiteten Kapiteln werden allgemein chemische und physikalisch-chemische Grundlagen sowie das Grundwissen über anorganische und organische Chemie, Biochemie und Kernchemie leicht verständlich und gut lesbar vermittelt. - Das Buch wendet sich an Studierende der Medizin, Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften, die sich die Chemie im Nebenfach schnel...

Process Chemistry of Lubricant Base Stocks

Using the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas presents the whole sky through large-scale photographic images with corresponding charts. Each double-page spread shows a section of the night sky and is accompanied by an inverted chart highlighting and naming double stars, variable stars, open clusters, galactic and planetary nebulae, globular clusters, and galaxies. The 82 l...

Stable Radicals: Fundamentals and Applied Aspects of Odd-Electron Compounds

Stable radicals - molecules with odd electrons which are sufficiently long lived to be studied or isolated using conventional techniques - have enjoyed a long history and are of current interest for a broad array of fundamental and applied reasons, for example to study and drive novel chemical reactions, in the development of rechargeable batteries or the study of free radical reactions in the body. In Stable Radicals: Fundamentals a...

Determination of Additives in Polymers and Rubber

This book is designed as a practical text for use in the laboratories of the plastic producer and user industries and by others such as universities and institutions who are concerned with problems associated with additives and adventitious impurities in polymers. It is now about 30 years since the author wrote his first book on this subject and much has happened in the field since then. For example powerful new analytical tools have...

RNA Nanotechnology

In the past few decades there has been incredible growth in "bionano"-related research, which has been accompanied by numerous publications in this field. Although various compilations address topics related to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and protein, there are few books that focus on determining the structure of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and using RNA as building blocks to construct nanoarchitectures for biomedical and healthcare appli...

Inorganic Chemistry for Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences: Fundamentals and Applications

Inorganic Chemistry for Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences: Fundamentals and Applications discusses the structure, bonding and reactivity of molecules and solids of environmental interest, bringing the reactivity of non-metals and metals to inorganic chemists, geochemists and environmental chemists from diverse fields. Understanding the principles of inorganic chemistry including chemical bonding, frontier molecular orbital theo...

Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Materials and Applications

This book discusses recent advances in intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs), focusing on material development and design, mechanism study, reaction kinetics and practical applications. It consists of five chapters presenting different types of reactions and materials employed in electrolytes, cathodes, anodes, interconnects and sealants for IT-SOFCs. It also includes two chapters highlighting new aspects of thes...