Functional Group Chemistry: RSC

Functional Group Chemistry presents the chemistry of functional groups with an emphasis on patterns of reactivity, the consequences of the relative electronegativity of the atoms that constitute functional groups, the role of lone pairs and the stereochemistry of reactions at a particular group. The material is presented in four chapters. The first chapter describes some of the general principles that affect the reactivity of functio...

Investigations on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Cu/Pb-Free Solder Joint Interfaces

This thesis presents a series of mechanical test methods and comprehensively investigates the deformation and damage behavior of Cu/Pb-free solder joints under different loading conditions. The fracture behavior of Pb-free joint interfaces induced by stress, deformation of solder and substrate are shown, the shear fracture strength of the Cu6Sn5 IMC is measured experimentally for the first time, and the dynamic damage process and mic...

Advances in Molecular Retrovirology

This book gives a comprehensive overview of recent advances in Retrovirology, as well as general concepts of molecular biology of retroviral infections, immunopathology, diagnosis, and prevention, to current clinical recommendations in management of retroviruses, including endogenous retroviruses, highlighting the ongoing issues, recent advances, with future directions in diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies. Contents Pre...

Supported Catalysts and Their Applications: RSC

The need to improve both the efficiency and environmental acceptability of industrial processes is driving the development of heterogeneous catalysts across the chemical industry, including commodity, specialty and fine chemicals and in pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Drawing on international research, Supported Catalysts and their Applications discusses aspects of the design, synthesis and application of solid supported reagents ...

Beneficial Microorganisms in Food and Nutraceuticals

This book discusses the use of microorganisms for improving nutrient quality and producing healthier foods. Conventional roles of microbes in food preservation and in producing more readily digestible nutrients via natural fermentation processes are also examined. Individual chapters explore topics such as bio-preservation, incorporation of lactic acid bacteria, traditional fermented Mongolian foods, fermented fish products of Sudan,...

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?

FOOD QUESTIONS ANSWERED WITH COLORFUL GRAPHICS AND FUN, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS Have you ever wondered... • Why bacon smells so good? • Why onions make you cry? • If eating turkey makes you sleepy? • If mixing drinks makes a hangover worse? • How energy drinks work? • Why chocolate is poisonous to dogs? • Why coffee makes you more wired than tea? • Why cilantro tastes soapy to some? The answers to these baffling qu...

New Aspects in Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Human Carcinogenesis

This book discusses recent advances in cancer research, which include the following topics: basic molecular and cellular mechanisms behind cancer growth, new approaches in cancer therapy, and cancer diagnostic. The book serves as a useful source of reference for cancer biologists, medical doctors, and clinical researchers in the fields of cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Contents Preface 1 Mechanisms of Oncogene Activatio...

Pharmacokinetic Profiling in Drug Research

Informatics and robotics are the workhorses of a technological revolution in drug research. On them are based combinatorial chemistry, which yields compounds by the many thousands, and high-throughput bioassays, which screen them for activity. The results are avalanches of 'hits', which invade the databases like swarms of locusts. But far from being a plague, these innumerable compounds become a blessing if properly screened for 'dru...

Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis

Heteroarenes are among the most prevalent structural units in natural products, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and other compounds of scientific or commercial interest. In the last decade, a broad range of novel synthetic methods has been developed to not only facilitate construction of the heteroarene motif, but to enable its modification through direct C?H functionalization. This Handbook describes 117 key reagents for selective h...

The Maillard Reaction: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Implications

Research in the field of the Maillard reaction has developed rapidly in recent years as a result of not only the application of improved analytical techniques, but also of the realisation that the Maillard reaction plays an important role in some human diseases and in the ageing process. The Maillard Reaction: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Implications provides a comprehensive treatise on the Maillard reaction. This single-author volu...