• Science & Mathematics
      May 2013

      Allgemeine und Anorganische Chemie

      by Erwin Riedel, Hans-Jürgen Meyer

      The revised 11th edition contains the theoretical foundations, a concise overview of material chemistry and discusses current environmental problems. With its clear illustrations and concise writing style, this work is a favorite of students. The graphic layout makes the work easy to use as a textbook and as a review when preparing for exams. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      October 2017

      Membrane Engineering

      by Lidietta Giorno, Enrico Drioli

      Modern membrane science and technology aids engineers in developing and designing more efficient and environmentally-friendly processes. The optimal material and membrane selection as well as applications in the many involved industries are provided. This work is the ideal introduction for engineers working in membrane science and applications (wastewater, desalination, adsorption, and catalysis), process engineers in separation science, biologists and biochemists, environmental scientists, and most of all students. Its multidisciplinary approach also stimulates thinking of hybrid technologies for current and future life-saving applications (artificial organs, drug delivery). ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

      Volume 1

      by Gerard Rosse, Terry A. Berger, Eric R. Francotte, Abhijit Tarafder, Steven M. Collier, Jason F. Hill, Craig White, Andreas Kaerner, Alfonso Rivera, Eric Seest, Matthew Belvo, John Burnett, Thomas Perun, Arancha Sonia Marin, Thomas Castle, María Luz de la Puente, Cristina Anta, Pilar Lopez, Vincent Desfontaine, Raul Nicoli, Tiia Kuuranne, Jean-Luc Veuthey, Davy Guillarme, Alexander Marziale, Eric Lesellier, Caroline West, Chandan L. Barhate, Erin E. Jordan, Philip A. Searle

      Supercritical Fluid Chromatography is a comprehensive guide to this modern separation technology. The book examines the main principles of SFC, advantages and challenges in comparison with common liquid chromatography as well as capabilities on the analytical and preparative scale. In particular, the authors demonstrate excellence of SFC for chiral separations, which makes the technique indispensable for pharmaceutical industry.

    • Geography & the Environment
      August 2018

      Green Chemistry in Industry

      by Mark Anthony Benvenuto, Heinz Plaumann, Philip G. Jessop, Laura M. Reyes, Steven P. Kelley, Paula Berton, Andreas Metlen, Robin D. Rogers, Keith E. Gutowski, Philip G. Sliva, Raymond Neff, Agnieszka Gajewski, Pei-Yu Kuo, Ning Yan, Nicole Tratnik, Jing Luo, Steven J. Bachofer, Mark D. Lingwood

      The “greening” of industry processes, i.e. making them more sustainable, is a popular and often lucrative trend which has emerged over recent years. The 3rd volume of Green Chemical Processing considers sustainable chemistry in the context of corporate interests. The American Chemical Society’s 12 Principles of Green Chemistry are woven throughout this text as well as the series to which this book belongs.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2018

      Chemistry for Higher Education

      A Practical Guide to Designing a Course in Chemistry

      by Jan H. Apotheker

      Current publication gives hands-on recommendations how to develop a successful course in either the bachelor or the master of chemistry. The author discusses different ways of course building, such as lectures, workshops, seminars and labs, explains how to identify potential improvements for the next run of the class and elucidates the tools to create an efficient learning environment that helps students to understand the nature of chemistry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part A)

      by Kumar Challa, Hendrik du Toit, Leticia García-Cruz, Asterios Gavriilidis, Volker Hessel, He Huang, Gao Li, Sirui Li, Zhimin Li, Liangliang Lin, Samuel E. Lohse, Luca Mazzei, Vicente Montie, Luca Panariello, Jose Solla-Gullon, Sergey A. Starostin, Jiangwei Zhang, Kai Zheng

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 2019

      Textile Chemistry

      by Thomas Bechtold, Tung Pham

      Textile Chemistry gives a detailed and explanatory overview on mainly chemical but also physical aspects of fabrics. It contains definitions, basic components and their properties, physicochemical processes, as well as chemical modification of textiles, highlighting the application of smart materials. The book also provides exercises and sample calculations, which makes it ideal for students and scientists in industry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part B)

      by Kumar Challa, Sharda Bharti, Nirmal Kumar Das, Jiwen Hu, Zhiyuan Jiang, Silvia Lampis, Huiqi Li, Shudong Lin, Saptarshi Mukherjee, Soumyo Mukherji, Suparna Mukherji, Elena Piacenza, Alessandro Presentato, Gauri Shukla, Raymond Turner, Giovanni Vallini, Zhaoxiong Xie, Linlin Xu, Jun Yang, Jiawei Zhang, Pei Zhang, Emanuele Zonaro

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      In Silico Drug Discovery and Design

      by Markus A Lill

      Computational methods have now evolved into sophisticated tools that are routinely used in industry and academia to develop and design drugs. The fifteen chapters of this book summarize the current status and recent developments in computer-aided drug-design methodology. The book is organized into four sections, with the first dedicated to current methods for identifying potential hits for target proteins and predicting the binding affinity between protein and ligands. The second section focuses on recent developments in ligand-based drug design methods, particularly those methods based on identifying similarities among known active compounds for use in predicting novel actives or scaffolds. The third section extends discussion toward the prediction of pharmacokinetic properties such as absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity of drugs. In the final section, some emerging trends in computer-aided drug-discovery are presented. The book provides a concise overview of current and emerging computer-aided drug-discovery technologies, including their successes and limitations, for developers and practitioners. It will also interest students eager to enter this exciting, highly interdisciplinary field of research.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      An Introduction to Green Chemistry Methods

      by Rafael Luque, Juan Carlos Colmenares

      This overview of the most important and relevant topics in green chemical methodologies is organized into eleven concise chapters, authored by leading international scientists. Among the topics covered in the book are fundamentals and metrics, solvent-free synthesis, green catalysis, biomass pyrolysis, biofuel production, CO² capture and recycling of fuels and materials, and green chemistry principles for depollution. The book will interest students, scientists and experienced practitioners/industrialists as a rounded introduction to green chemistry.

    • Chemistry
      February 2014

      Advances in Collating and Using Trial Data

      by Sylvie Chevret, Matthieu Resche-Rigon

      Clinical trials remain a cornerstone in the development of medical guidelines and in health policy decision-making. Data provide the foundations of all good clinical research, and advances in collating and using trial data are therefore of prime interest in establishing high-quality clinical research. The increasing use of electronic media, network technologies and powerful computation in the collection and analysis of data can lead to improvements in terms of cost, timelines and capabilities, and also facilitate new trial designs based on social networks, for example, or access to large patient databases. This book presents several new aspects in the management of trial data from the collection to the analysis, including ethical concerns.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      Important considerations for clinical trial methodologies

      by Vance W Berger, Xiao (Cathy) Zhang

      This compilation of nine chapters provides an expert overview of methodology and design in clinical trials and addresses the challenges of controversies and abuses in medical research. Each chapter is fully referenced, so that the interested reader can easily learn more about any of the fascinating topics addressed. The book provides a useful resource for professionals engaged in clinical trials and a valuable introduction for those new to the field. It could also serve as a valuable textbook for a class in special topics in clinical trial design and analysis.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      Recent progress and new developments in post-combustion carbon-capture technology with reactive solvents

      by Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul, Raphael Idem

      Globally, the capture of CO2 from industrial flue gases has become a critical environmental issue; therefore, the need for R&D in cost-effective CO2 capture technologies is urgent. Currently, post-combustion carbon capture is the only industrial carbon emission management technology that is ready for commercialization and wide-scale deployment. The purpose of this book is to provide designers and operators of amine solvent-based CO2 capture plants with a comprehensive guide to the fundamental chemistry and physics of CO2 capture plant operation. This book is the culmination of more than 20 years of fundamental research on amine solvents and their application to carbon capture, and the technologies and research results described in this book represent some of the leading carbon-capture technologies in the world to date. Overall, this book provides both the theoretical basis of plant operation in terms of thermodynamics, transport phenomena, chemical reaction kinetics/engineering, membrane separation, interfacial phenomena and materials, and will be of great value to engineers, scientists and decision-makers working in academia, industry and government.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      Forensic drug analysis

      by Olaf Drummer, Dimitri Gerostamoulos

      Forensic drug testing brings together multiple related disciplines toward the detection and identification of drugs and poisons, together with interpretation of the findings, for medico-legal purposes. Laboratories conducting such testing should have certification or accreditation and the forensic drug analysts require a high degree of competency. This ten chapter book provides a thorough overview of the field, addressing issues such as collection of evidence, pre-analytical issues, types of substances, strategies and techniques in analysis and interpretation of data.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      Molecular Imaging Techniques: New Frontiers

      by Florence Gazeau

      The principal objective of molecular imaging in the context of more individualized approaches in medicine is to develop efficient ways to diagnose disease and monitor therapy in patients. In twelve chapters, this multi-author book reviews key advances achieved in the techniques of such molecular imaging. The chapters are mainly organized according to the different methods available, such as nuclear methods, MRI, optical imaging, ultrasound and electron paramagnetic resonance, and for each imaging modality, different biological targets are tackled. The book illustrates how molecular imaging has enormous relevance for preclinical and clinical practice, and how, by revealing both the clinical biology of the disease process and the mechanisms of the treatment, it has the potential to personalize patient care.

    • Chemistry
      November 2013

      Nucleic Acid-Based Drugs

      by Jonathan P Wong

      There is renewed optimism regarding the future of clinical development of nucleic acid-based drugs. This ninechapter overview addresses this field in two segments: the first part is focused on the fundamental essence of scientific knowledge and insights in the field, while the second segment highlights the potential therapeutic applications of nucleic acidbased drugs. The book concludes commentary on the future trends and landscape of nucleic acidbased drug development in clinical medicine.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      Therapeutic Delivery Methods: A Concise Overview of Emerging Areas

      by Beom-Jin Lee

      In recent years, pharmaceutical research has focused on delivering pharmaceuticals that achieve rapid and effective treatment of diseases or targeting of disease sites. This book provides a concise overview of emerging areas of therapeutic delivery methodology for readers who have preliminary backgrounds in pharmaceutical sciences, drug delivery or formulation. The ten chapters reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the emerging research into therapeutic-based drug-delivery systems and provide a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and all those involved in the research and development in drug formulation, dosage form design and drug delivery for therapeutic goals.

    • Analytical chemistry
      January 2014

      Global Metabolic Profiling: Clinical Applications

      by Ian D Wilson, Georgios Theodoridis, Andrew Nicholls

      The aim of many current global metabolic profiling studies is to discover and apply new metabolic biomarkers. These may be indicative of the mechanisms of disease or the propensity for it to develop, or may enable diagnosis, patient stratification, and prediction/monitoring of response to therapy. The use of global metabolic profiling in the clinic in the future seems assured, and it seems likely that future application will include novel innovations that will put metabolic profiling into the doctor’s consulting room or even into the hands of the surgeon in the operating theatre. The twelve chapters of this timely book provide a snapshot of the current state of the art in metabolic profiling in the clinic.

    • Chemistry
      November 2013

      Biosensors and Their Application in Healthcare

      by Dilsat Ozkan-Ariksoysal

      Biological sensors are optical, electrical, piezoelectrical devices that have the ability to detect biological compounds, such as nucleic acids and proteins. The need for rapid, simple hand-held testing devices in medicine has driven a strong interest in biosensor development for clinical purposes in recent years. In this eight-chapter work, international experts share their valuable studies in the area of biosensors to provide a state-of-the-art overview to inform and inspire researchers at all levels.

    • Chemistry
      October 2013

      Tissue Analysis for Drug Development

      by Stacy Ho

      Tissue analysis plays an important role in drug discovery and development. The purpose of tissue analysis varies depending on the type and stage of the drug discovery and development, and there is no one-size-fit-all solution. In the six chapters of this book, the authors highlight the critical aspects and considerations of tissue analysis. They summarize the general principles and processes in tissue analysis with useful and practical information so that the reader is then able to identify the critical factors and address their own particular challenges. This timely compilation describes the typical methodologies and current practices of tissue analysis in drug development, together with some case studies. It is intended for researchers who have a general knowledge of bioanalysis but may or may not have extensive exposure of tissue analysis, and is also relevant to researchers in other fields, such as environmental monitoring and food testing.

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