Anthony F. Collings (Editor), Christa Critchley (Editor), “Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application”
Wiley-VCH | ISBN: 3527310908 | November 11, 2005 | PDF | 339 pages | 3670 KB
“ Since the events crucial to plant photosynthesis are now known in molecular detail, this process is no longer nature’s secret, but can for the first time be mimicked by technology. Broad in its scope, this book spans the basics of biological photosynthesis right up to the current approaches for its technical exploitation, making it the most complete resource on artificial photosynthesis ever published.
The contents draw on the expertise of the Australian Artificial Photosynthesis Network, currently the world’s largest coordinated research effort to develop effective photosynthesis technology. This is further backed by expert contributions from around the globe, providing an authoritative overview of current research worldwide.
Polyelectrolytes and Nanoparticles
Polyelectrolytes and Nanoparticles (Springer Laboratory) by Joachim Koetz , Sabine Kosmella
Springer; 1 edition (March 22, 2007) | ISBN:354046381X | PDF | 105 pages | 2.23 Mb
This lab manual guides chemists through demonstrations of synergistic effects between polyelectrolytes and nanoparticles. After a short introduction into the field of polyelectrolytes and polyelectrolyte characterization, the role of polyelectrolytes in the process of nanoparticle formation is discussed in more detail. However, polyelectrolytes can directly influence the growing of nanoparticles and also can stabilize the nanoparticles formed. Therefore, the nanoparticle formation in polyelectrolyte-modified template phases, e.g. microemulsions, is of growing interest. Finally, methods for characterization of the polyelectrolyte-modified nanoparticles are explained. The adsorption of polyelectrolytes can be detected by measuring the zeta potential at the nanoparticle surface by means of electrophoretic light scattering, acoustophoresis or streaming potential measurements. It is also shown that the particle size and particle size distribution can be determined by using dynamic light scattering in combination with electron microscopy. Moreover, all methods and preparation techniques are discussed in sufficient detail to give readers deeper insight into the methodical background.
Light Scattering from Polymer Solutions and Nanoparticle Dispersions (Springer Laboratory) by Wolfgang Schärtl
Springer; 1 edition (September 10, 2007) | ISBN:3540719504 | PDF | 191 pages | 3 Mb
Light scattering is a very powerful method to characterize the structure of polymers and nanoparticles in solution. Recent technical developments have strongly enhanced the possible applications of this technique, overcoming previous limitations like sample turbidity or insufficient experimental time scales. However, despite their importance, these new developments have not yet been presented in a comprehensive form. In addition, and maybe even more important to the broad audience, there lacks a simple-to-read textbook for students and non-experts interested in the basic principles and fundamental techniques of light scattering. As part of the Springer Laboratory series, this book tries not only to provide such a simple-to-read and illustrative textbook about the seemingly very complicated topic of light scattering from polymers and nanoparticles in dilute solution, but also intends to cover some of the newest technical developments in experimental light scattering.
Alasdair H. Neilson, Ann-Sofie Allard, “Environmental Degradation and Transformation of Organic Chemicals “
CRC; 1 edition (August 9, 2007) | ISBN: 0849372410 | 736 pages | PDF | 6,5 Mb
Addressing the persistent environmental threat of organic chemicals with a fresh approach to degradation and transformation processes, Environmental Degradation and Transformation of Organic Chemicals examines a wide range of compounds as well as abiotic and microbiological reactions mediated by microorganisms. The book emphasizes the pathways used and the broad classes of enzymes involved. It provides an overview of experimental procedures with detailed coverage of the organic compounds that are considered to be xenobiotics. The book begins by providing a broad perspective on abiotic and biotic reactions, including the significance of a range of environmental determinants. The following chapters briefly introduce experimental procedures and emphasize those procedures for establishing the structure of metabolites using isotopes and physical methods. Next, the authors outline details of biochemical reactions involved in the biodegradation of the major groups of aliphatic, carbocyclic aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds. They end with coverage of bioremediation that has attracted increasing concern because of the hazard presented by the disposal of unwanted chemicals or by-products from their manufacture. Broad and comprehensive, this book provides a cohesive treatment of the subject. It contains an extensive set of literature references and numerous illustrative figures. The authors use a mechanistic approach with emphasis on the pathways, and the principles that emerge provide a guide not only for specific compounds but also for those having a more remote structural resemblance.
Neal G. Anderson, “Practical Process Research & Development”
Academic Press; 1st edition | ISBN:0120594757 | 354 pages | PDF | 14 Mb
“Neal Anderson has assembled an immense amount of practical information that is absolutely essential to the design and execution of safe, reliable, efficient large-scale syntheses. Critical facts once hidden in obscure sources or chemical folklore are now organized for ready access. Countless illustrative reactions and sequences from the latest literature are discussed lucidly, and impress upon the reader the scope and sophistication of modern organic process chemistry. This book is a must for beginners and old hands alike.”
- Raymond Conrow, Assistant Technical Director, Chemical Preparations Research, Alcon Laboratories
“Perhaps the highest praise one can give this book is to say that the Foreword by Barry Sharpless raises very high expectations…and the book meets and at times exceeds those expectations.”
- Organic Process Research & Development