Nanoparticles from the Gasphase: Formation, Structure, Properties

Gasphase synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials offers high chemical purity and crystalline quality as well as scalability up to industrial quantities. It is therefore highly attractive for both basic and applied science. This book gives a broad and coherent overview of the complete production and value chain from nanoparticle formation to integration into products and devices. Written by experts in the field – with ...

Suspensions of Colloidal Particles and Aggregates

This book addresses the properties of particles in colloidal suspensions. It has a focus on particle aggregates and the dependency of their physical behaviour on morphological parameters. For this purpose, relevant theories and methodological tools are reviewed and applied to selected examples. The book is divided into four main chapters. The first of them introduces important measurement techniques for the determination of particle ...

Chemical Process Retrofitting and Revamping: Techniques and Applications

The proposed book will be divided into three parts. The chapters in Part I provide an overview of certain aspect of process retrofitting. The focus of Part II is on computational techniques for solving process retrofit problems. Finally, Part III addresses retrofit applications from diverse process industries. Some chapters in the book are contributed by practitioners whereas others are from academia. Hence, the book includes both ne...

The Encapsulation Phenomenon

This fundamental book presents the most comprehensive summary of the current state of the art in the chemistry of cage compounds. It introduces different ways of how ions and molecules can be encapsulated by three-dimensional caging ligands to form molecular and polymeric species: covalent, supramolecular, and coordination capsules. The authors introduce their classification, reactivity, and selected practical applications. Because e...

The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Chromium

Chromium exists in nature as complexes of two stable oxidation states – trivalent chromium(III) and hexavalent chromium(VI).  Although trivalent chromium is required in trace amounts for sugar and lipid metabolism in humans and its deficiency may cause a disease called chromium deficiency; hexavalent chromium is toxic and carcinogenic. As chromium compounds were used in dyes and paints and the tanning of leather, these compounds are ...

Sowing Seeds in the City

Urban agriculture has the potential to change our food systems, enhance habitat in our cities, and to morph urban areas into regions that maximize rather than disrupt ecosystem services. The potential impacts of urban agriculture on a range of ecosystem services including soil and water conservation, waste recycling, climate change mitigation, habitat, and food production is only beginning to be recognized. Those impacts are the focu...

The Shulgin Index, Volume1: Psychedelic Phenethylamines and Related Compounds

None of the anecdotal accounts that you find in TiHKAL and PiHKAL will be found in this volume. This is pure information about the pharmacology of the compounds, their legal status, their CAS numbers and their synthesis. This is hard core chemist/biochemist materials, and it's nice to see Shulgin return to his roots as a scientist. Additionally included in the book is reference spectra for almost every compound found in PiHKAL. The b...

Chemistry for the Ib Diploma, 2nd Edition

Provide clear guidance to the 2014 changes and ensure in-depth study with accessible content, directly mapped to the new syllabus and approach to learning This second edition of the highly-regarded first edition contains all SL and HL content, which is clearly identified throughout. Options are available free online, along with appendices and data and statistics. - Improve exam performance, with exam-style questions, including from p...

RNA Interference

This book RNA interference provides an updated knowledge and progress on RNAi in various organisms, explaining basic principles, types, and property of inducers, structural modifications, delivery systems/methodologies, and various successful bench-to-field or clinic applications and disease therapies with some aspects of limitations, alternative tools, safety, and risk assessment. RNA interference (RNAi), a hallmark of all biologica...

Protein Aggregation in Bacteria

Focuses on the aggregation of recombinant proteins in bacterial cells in the form of inclusion bodies—and on their use in biotechnological and medical applications The first book devoted specifically to the topic of aggregation in bacteria, Protein Aggregation in Bacteria: Functional and Structural Properties of Inclusion Bodies in Bacterial Cells provides a large overview of protein folding and aggregation, including cell biology an...