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Polymers


Author: David J. Walton,J. Phillip Lorimer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198503897
Category: Science
Page: 154
View: 6414
Plastics are used in every aspect of modern life. This Primer gives a simple introduction to these important materials, and includes practical industrial aspects as well as basic science. Exciting new developments are also described.

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SURFACES. Edition en anglais


Author: Gary Attard,Colin Barnes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198556862
Category: Science
Page: 92
View: 1641
This primer provides an introduction to the subject of surfaces at the level of undergraduates and first year postgraduates. There are four chapters, the first concerns basic thermodynamic material used to understand the properties of surfaces including; surface tension, Gibbs adsorption, surface pressure and surface phase equilibria, surfactants and micelles, wetting, detergency, and contact angle. The second chapter concentrates on gas adsorbtion at solid surfaces and covers topics including adsorbtion, Langmuir isotherms, heats of adsorbtion, BET isotherms, physisorbtion, chemisorbtion, precursor adsorbtion kinetics, well-defined surfaces, UHV, surface sensitivity and selectivity, surface diffusion and electrons interacting with matter. Chapter three then outlines the physico- chemical principles of XPS, AES, LEED, STM, AFM, work function measurements, UPS, TPD, molecular beams, HREELS and PAIRS and the types of fundamental surface information each of these techniques provides. The final chapter contains a series of worked examples and problems, bringing together the various strands developed in Chapters 1-3 in order to elucidate surface phenomena. The book is unique in its mix of 'Classical' and 'Modern' surface science and should be relevant to physicists, chemists and material scientists.

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Inorganic Materials Chemistry


Author: Mark T. Weller
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198557982
Category: Science
Page: 92
View: 2557
Inorganic materials chemistry is a central theme in chemistry teaching and research, but it is poorly covered in the main inorganic textbooks. This primer fills the gap in the literature, and provides a comprehensive, inexpensive introduction that covers all the salient points required in an undergraduate course on solid materials. It also addresses the major experimental technique used in this area, powder X-ray diffraction. Topics covered include transition metal oxides, non-stoichiometry, zeolites, the chemistry of layer compounds, high temperature superconductors, and fullerides, and presents the synthesis of these compound types.

    • History

Fractals in chemistry


Author: Andrew Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 90
View: 6542
The fern-like patterns of frost on a cold window, eroded landscapes, and particles grown in an aerosol all have forms that are conventionally regarded as irregular, with little or no symmetry. In this book the reader is introduced to the fractal dimension, a concept that unifies the description of such diverse and irregular objects and implies that they all possess a new form of symmetry. The growth of these different objects is controlled by similar simple processes; descriptions of simple experiments that will bring the principles involved to life in a modestly equipped laboratory are also provided. The relevance of fractal concepts to the structure and chemistry of porous solids, and to the growth of polymers and colloids in liquid and gaseous phases, is emphasized within this concise text.

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The Chemistry of Polymers


Author: John W Nicholson
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1788011147
Category: Science
Page: 210
View: 7435
The Chemistry of Polymers, 5th Edition, is fully updated with the latest developments in polymer science providing a highly readable textbook for those requiring a broad overview of the subject. Like previous editions, the book continues to explore the subject from an applications point of view, providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of polymer science including synthesis, structure, properties, degradation and dendrimers. Recent advances in special topics in polymer chemistry and polymers and the environment are also discussed in an informative and up-to-date manner. The new edition features additional content on recent developments in new polymer synthesis techniques including reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). The book also contains new content on the latest developments in polymer characterisation methods as well as applications of polymers including co-ordination polymers and lithium-polymer batteries. The book is essential reading for university students, teachers and scientists who wish to acquire an up-to-the-minute overview of polymer science and its many specialised topics in an informative and easy to read style.

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Polymer Chemistry

Introduction to an Indispensable Science
Author: David M. Teegarden
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 0873552210
Category: Science
Page: 280
View: 3587
This high school textbook introduces polymer science basics, properties, and uses. It starts with a broad overview of synthetic and natural polymers and then covers synthesis and preparation, processing methods, and demonstrations and experiments. The history of polymers is discussed alongside the s

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Introduction to Polymers, Third Edition


Author: Robert J. Young,Peter A. Lovell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849339294
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 688
View: 2394
Thoroughly updated, Introduction to Polymers, Third Edition presents the science underpinning the synthesis, characterization and properties of polymers. The material has been completely reorganized and expanded to include important new topics and provide a coherent platform for teaching and learning the fundamental aspects of contemporary polymer science. New to the Third Edition Part I This first part covers newer developments in polymer synthesis, including ‘living’ radical polymerization, catalytic chain transfer and free-radical ring-opening polymerization, along with strategies for the synthesis of conducting polymers, dendrimers, hyperbranched polymers and block copolymers. Polymerization mechanisms have been made more explicit by showing electron movements. Part II In this part, the authors have added new topics on diffusion, solution behaviour of polyelectrolytes and field-flow fractionation methods. They also greatly expand coverage of spectroscopy, including UV visible, Raman, infrared, NMR and mass spectroscopy. In addition, the Flory–Huggins theory for polymer solutions and their phase separation is treated more rigorously. Part III A completely new, major topic in this section is multicomponent polymer systems. The book also incorporates new material on macromolecular dynamics and reptation, liquid crystalline polymers and thermal analysis. Many of the diagrams and micrographs have been updated to more clearly highlight features of polymer morphology. Part IV The last part of the book contains major new sections on polymer composites, such as nanocomposites, and electrical properties of polymers. Other new topics include effects of chain entanglements, swelling of elastomers, polymer fibres, impact behaviour and ductile fracture. Coverage of rubber-toughening of brittle plastics has also been revised and expanded. While this edition adds many new concepts, the philosophy of the book remains unchanged. Largely self-contained, the text fully derives most equations and cross-references topics between chapters where appropriate. Each chapter not only includes a list of further reading to help readers expand their knowledge of the subject but also provides problem sets to test understanding, particularly of numerical aspects.

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Photochemistry


Author: Carol E. Wayne,Richard Peer Wayne
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198558866
Category: Science
Page: 92
View: 2860
The fascinating subject of photochemistry is the explained in a basic and comprehensive manner in this primer. Aimed at an undergraduate audience, the text describes the new chemistry that follows the absorption of light and explains how light has this extraordinary influence on chemical behaviour.

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Supramolecular Chemistry

From Molecules to Nanomaterials
Author: N.A
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470746400
Category: Science
Page: 4014
View: 1059
Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials is a new major reference work which links supramolecular chemistry and nanomaterials. Presenting over 150 tutorial articles and spanning over 10 comprehensive sections, this new resource covers: Concepts Techniques Molecular recognition Supramolecular reactivity Supramolecular aspects of chemical biology Self processes Supramolecular devices Supramolecular materials chemistry Soft matter Nanotechnology Supramolecular chemistry is 'chemistry beyond the molecule'. While traditional chemistry focuses on the bonds that hold atoms together in a molecule, supramolecular chemistry examines the weaker interactions that hold groups of molecules together. Important concepts that have been demonstrated by supramolecular chemistry include molecular self-assembly, folding, molecular recognition, host-guest chemistry, mechanically-interlocked molecular architectures, and dynamic covalent chemistry. The importance of supramolecular chemistry was established by the 1987 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, which was awarded to Donald J. Cram, Jean-Marie Lehn, and Charles J. Pedersen in recognition of their work in the field. The past decade has seen dramatic developments in the field, with supramolecular chemistry leaving its roots in classical host guest chemistry and expanding into exciting areas of materials chemistry and nanoscience with many real and potential applications. Supramolecular findings are evolving our understanding of the way chemical concepts at the molecular level build up into materials and systems with fascinating, emergent properties on the nanoscale. Supramolecular chemistry: the biggest challenge yet! "Creating that link between the chemist's understanding of the way in which molecules interact with one another, and the understanding a materials scientist, engineer or biologist has of the resulting properties of a material or system comprised of those molecules is one of the huge grand challenges facing modern molecular science." —Philip A. Gale and Jonathan W. Steed, Editors-in-Chief Linking supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology to define the field in the 21st Century… Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials is the first major reference to link supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. A global team of experts present an overview of the concepts and techniques of modern supramolecular chemistry, demonstrating how these paradigms evolve into nanoscale systems chemistry, nanotechnology, materials science and beyond. Breaking down the barriers between synthetic chemistry and materials science, the authors demonstrate how modern techniques allow access increasingly far along the 'synthesising-up' pathway. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials explains the fundamental concepts and provides invaluable practical guidance on the applications and limitations of modern instrumental techniques for addressing molecular and materials-based problems. The printed edition of Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials is available as an eight-volume set. Publishing in full colour to enhance the interpretation of complex supramolecular structures the printed edition is highly illustrated with an average of three images per page features fully indexed articles with cross-references integrated into the text includes a glossary of key terms Online Edition Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials is now available online. For further information visit WileyOnlineLibrary.com/ref/smc

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Polymers

The Environment and Sustainable Development
Author: Adisa Azapagic,Alan Emsley,Ian Hamerton
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 047030927X
Category: Science
Page: 234
View: 8086

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Polymer Chemistry

An Introduction
Author: Malcolm P. Stevens
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195124446
Category: Science
Page: 551
View: 5877
Polymer Chemistry provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an up-to-date introduction to the chemistry of macromolecular substances, including their synthesis and the properties underlying their commercial importance. Significant new developments in polymer science over the past decade are covered, as are methods used for testing and characterising polymers.

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Molecular Spectroscopy


Author: John M. Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198557852
Category: Science
Page: 89
View: 5389
Molecular spectroscopy provides a straightforward introduction to the spectroscopy of diatomic molecules and is written at the level of intermediate undergraduate courses in physical chemistry and chemical physics. Following a general introduction to the subject, Chapter 2 lays out the essential quantum mechanical tools required to understand spectroscopy. Chapter 3 uses this quantum mechanical framework to establish the selection rules which govern spectroscopic transitions. Chapters 4-8 describe the various branches of spectroscopy covered by the book: rotational, rotational-vibrational, Raman, electronic, and photoelectron spectroscopy. Very little previous knowledge is assumed and mathematics is kept to a minimum. The author uses a range of examples to describe how spectra arise and what information on the structure of the molecules can be acquired from their study.

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Low Environmental Impact Polymers


Author: Nick Tucker,Mark Johnson
Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing
ISBN: 9781859573846
Category: Science
Page: 340
View: 3200
Low environmental impact polymers are designed to do exactly that: not cause much impact on the environment. This means that valuable resources such as landfill sites or mechanical recycling plants do not have to be used, thus saving both space and energy. This book describes the types of polymers that have a low-environmental impact and how they are used and what happens to them at the end of their useful life.

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Foundations of Physics for Chemists


Author: Grant A. D. Ritchie,D. S. Sivia
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 92
View: 3399
This physical chemistry primer is specifically designed to introduce physics to undergraduate chemistry students, and show them how a knowledge of physics is relevant to their degree.

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Radical Chemistry


Author: Michael John Perkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133209204
Category: Science
Page: 182
View: 8505
This text explains the methodology and basic ideas of radical chemistry at third year undergraduate level, and shows how these ideas have on the one hand been developed into powerful tools in the workshops of synthetic organic chemists, and on the other have given new insights into biological chemistry and disease.

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An Introduction to Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics

Oscillations, Waves, Patterns, and Chaos
Author: Irving R. Epstein,John A. Pojman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198025665
Category: Science
Page: 408
View: 1324
Just a few decades ago, chemical oscillations were thought to be exotic reactions of only theoretical interest. Now known to govern an array of physical and biological processes, including the regulation of the heart, these oscillations are being studied by a diverse group across the sciences. This book is the first introduction to nonlinear chemical dynamics written specifically for chemists. It covers oscillating reactions, chaos, and chemical pattern formation, and includes numerous practical suggestions on reactor design, data analysis, and computer simulations. Assuming only an undergraduate knowledge of chemistry, the book is an ideal starting point for research in the field. The book begins with a brief history of nonlinear chemical dynamics and a review of the basic mathematics and chemistry. The authors then provide an extensive overview of nonlinear dynamics, starting with the flow reactor and moving on to a detailed discussion of chemical oscillators. Throughout the authors emphasize the chemical mechanistic basis for self-organization. The overview is followed by a series of chapters on more advanced topics, including complex oscillations, biological systems, polymers, interactions between fields and waves, and Turing patterns. Underscoring the hands-on nature of the material, the book concludes with a series of classroom-tested demonstrations and experiments appropriate for an undergraduate laboratory.

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Crystal Engineering

A Textbook
Author: Gautam R. Desiraju,Jagadese J. Vittal,Arunachalam Ramanan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814338753
Category: Science
Page: 216
View: 4020
This book is important because it is the first textbook in an area that has become very popular in recent times. There are around 250 research groups in crystal engineering worldwide today. The subject has been researched for around 40 years but there is still no textbook at the level of senior undergraduates and beginning PhD students. This book is expected to fill this gap. The writing style is simple, with an adequate number of exercises and problems, and the diagrams are easy to understand. This book consists major areas of the subject, including organic crystals and co-ordination polymers, and can easily form the basis of a 30 to 40 lecture course for senior undergraduates.

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Physical Chemistry


Author: Robert G. Mortimer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080878591
Category: Science
Page: 1416
View: 3464
In this third edition, core applications have been added along with more recent developments in the theories of chemical reaction kinetics and molecular quantum mechanics, as well as in the experimental study of extremely rapid chemical reactions. * Fully revised concise edition covering recent developments in the field * Supports student learning with step by step explanation of fundamental principles, an appropriate level of math rigor, and pedagogical tools to aid comprehension * Encourages readers to apply theory in practical situations

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Top Drugs: Top Synthetic Routes


Author: John Saunders
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198501008
Category: Science
Page: 96
View: 8473
This book will allow students to see how the organic chemistry taught in undergraduate courses is applied by medicinal chemists in industry. Many of today's best selling drugs are first made in the chemical laboratory on a very small scale many years before they enter the market place. During the intervening period, organic chemists investigate alternative methods both to improve the overall yield of the process and to ensure that it operates safely on a manufacturing scale. This book describes briefly how each drug works and then reviews the most efficient routes to their synthesis.