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Chemistry, Geology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range QD - QE (Chemistry, Geology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Organophosphorus chemistry : from molecules to applications / edited by Viktor Iaroshenko
    QD 412 P1 O74 2019eb

    Filling the gap for an up-to-date reference that presents the field of organophosphorus chemistry in a comprehensive and clearly structured way, this one-stop source covers the chemistry, properties, and applications from life science and medicine. Divided into two parts, the first presents the chemistry of various phosphorus-containing compounds and their synthesis, including ylides, acids, and heterocycles. The second part then goes on to look at applications in life science and bioorganic chemistry. Last but not least, such important practical aspects as 31P-NMR and protecting strategies for these compounds are presented.

    For organic, bioinorganic, and medicinal chemists, as well as those working on organometallics, and for materials scientists. The book, a contributed work, features a team of renowned scientists from around the world whose expertise spans the many aspects of modern organophosphorus chemistry.


  • Comprehensive organic name reactions and reagents / Zerong Wang
    QD 77 W36 2009eb
    With its coverage of 701 organic name reactions and reagents, this three-volume set is the largest, most up-to-date major reference work of its kind. It offers students and professional chemists a valuable resource for conducting experiments and performing a broad range of applications, from pharmaceuticals to plastics to pesticides. Each reaction listing is clearly organized into uniform sections that allow readers to quickly gather the information they need to conduct their own experimental procedures

    Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents offers several features that help readers gather information quickly and conduct their experiments successfully:

    Chemical abbreviations list the abbreviation, the chemical's full name, its structure, and page references Schematic reaction index offers a quick overview of each reaction Reaction summaries provide basic information about each name reaction Reaction type summaries categorize and organize all related name reactions according to the type of transformation ( e.g., oxidation, reduction, synthesis of alkenes, etc.)

  • Prehistory of the Nile Valley / [edited by] Fred Wendorf, Romuald Schild ; with sections by Bahay Issawi
    QE 696 P88

  • The Quaternary of Israel / Aharon Horowitz
    QE 696 H67

  • Three philosophers (Lavoisier, Priestley and Cavendish) by W.R. Aykroyd
    QD 21 A95
    Three Philosophers presents the life-histories of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Joseph Priestley, and Henry Cavendish. This book discusses the discovery of the composition of water marks, which is the birth of modern chemical science.

    Organized into 19 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the biographical background of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, who contributed largely to chemistry and physics. This text then discusses Lavoisier's role as the virtual founder of the science of nutrition, in the sense that he originated methods of enquiry in this field which were the basis of almost all later developments. Other chapters illustrate Lavoisier in his capacity of progressive social reformer. This book discusses as well the experimental work on oxygen consumption, which is commonly known as metabolism nowadays. The final chapter deals with the death of two great philosophers, Joseph Priestley and Henry Cavendish.

    This book is a valuable resource for students, teachers, and research workers.

  • Ivan Stranski : the grandmaster of crystal growth / Ivan V. Markov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
    QD 22 S767 M37 2019
    Who is Ivan Stranski, you ask? If you Google his name you will find thousands of sites that talk about him. In fact, the Kossel-Stranski model of crystal growth and the Stranski-Krastanov mode of growth of thin epitaxial films are named after him -- just two of the many scientific ideas and concepts Professor Stranski introduced to science (and through which a whole new field in science was born). Today thousands of physicists, chemists and materials scientists all over the world are working in the field of crystal growth, particularly in epitaxial growth and nucleation which are necessary for the invention of new materials and high technologies. In this respect, the life, personality and way of thinking of this remarkable scientist should be of great interest to both beginners and professionals in science.This book describes the life and scientific achievements of Ivan Stranski, Bulgarian-German physical chemist and the father of crystal growth, against the historical backdrop of wars, massacres, and remarkable scientific discoveries in the 20th century. It covers his family roots, which are remarkable in their own right, his life and career both in Bulgaria and Germany (West Berlin), and his scientific achievements, including his most important contribution to the physics of crystal growth.The book captures Professor Stranski's personality and way of thinking as much as possible from the recollections of his disciples and contemporaries. Short biographical notes about his most renowned students in Bulgaria, Rostislaw Kaischew and Lyubomir Krastanov, with whom Stranski developed his most fundamental ideas are also included.

  • Natural product biosynthesis : chemical logic and enzymatic machinery / Christopher T. Walsh, Chem-H, Stanford University, USA and Yi Tang, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, USA
    QD 262 W26 2017
    Authored by leading experts, this textbook provides a thorough description of the types of natural products, the biosynthetic pathways that enable the production of these molecules, and an update on the discovery of novel products in the post-genomic era. Appropriate to this modern era, the approach of this book is to codify the chemical logic that underlies each natural product structural class as they are assembled from building blocks of primary metabolism. This text will serve as a reference point for chemists, as well as for computational biologists, pharmacognocists, chemical ecologists, bioengineers and synthetic biologists.

  • The Geology and vertebrate paleontology of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland / edited by Stephen J. Godfrey
    QE 694 G46 2018

  • Electrical conductivity in polymer-based composites : experiments, modelling and applications / Reza Taherian, Ayesha Kausar
    QD 382 C66T34 2019

    Electrical Conductivity in Polymer-Based Composites: Experiments, Modelling and Applications offers detailed information on all aspects of conductive composites. These composites offer many benefits in comparison to traditional conductive materials, and have a broad range of applications, including electronic packaging, capacitors, thermistors, fuel cell devices, dielectrics, piezoelectric functions and ferroelectric memories. Sections cover the theory of electrical conductivity and the different categories of conductive composites, describing percolation threshold, tunneling effect and other phenomena in the field. Subsequent chapters present thorough coverage of the key phases in the development and use of conductive composites, including manufacturing methods, external parameters, applications, modelling and testing methods. This is an essential source of information for materials scientists and engineers working in the fields of polymer technology, processing and engineering, enabling them to improve manufacture and testing methods, and to benefit fully from applications. The book also provides industrial and academic researchers with a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of conductive composites and related issues.


  • The rhubarb connection and other revelations : the everyday world of metal ions / by Lars Öhrström and Jacques Covès
    QD 15 O47 2019

    Pink warships that vanish at dusk, urinary maladies of an emperor, and a gold test for cocaine _ behold the chemistry of metal ions as never before.

    In this book you will learn about the sarcophagus molecule, the Chen-Kao test, and how murderers can be caught blue-handed with the wonders of glowing luminol. You will also meet the hidden chemistry of metal ions in everyday life, from the clever modern devices that measure blood-sugar levels, to the leather on your shoes and chewing gum stuck to their soles.

    Expect to encounter a fair share of heroes and villains, real and fictional, scientist and layperson. Such characters include an ex-MI5 employee running a hospital ward in London amid falling German V1 rockets, a notorious racing cyclist, a proud butler and the lady who first proposed nuclear fission (it_s not who you think it is).

    With engaging, humorous and intelligent prose, the reader will discover the fascinating back-stories of chemical discoveries and inventions where metal ions have played a major role.

    Featuring a foreword by popular science communicator Dr Raychelle Burks of St. Edward's University, Texas.


  • Gas adsorption in metal-organic frameworks : fundamentals and applications / edited by T. Grant Glover and Bin Mu
    QD 411 G57 2019

    This text discusses the synthesis, characterization, and application of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the purpose of adsorbing gases. It provides details on the fundamentals of thermodynamics, mass transfer, and diffusion that are commonly required when evaluating MOF materials for gas separation and storage applications and includes a discussion of molecular simulation tools needed to examine gas adsorption in MOFs. Additionally, the work presents techniques that can be used to characterize MOFs after gas adsorption has occurred and provides guidance on the water stability of these materials. Lastly, applications of MOFs are considered with a discussion of how to measure the gas storage capacity of MOFs, a discussion of how to screen MOFs to for filtration applications, and a discussion of the use of MOFs to perform industrial separations, such as olefin/paraffin separations. Throughout the work, fundamental information, such as a discussion on the calculation of MOF surface area and description of adsorption phenomena in packed-beds, is balanced with a discussion of the results from research literature.


  • Encyclopedia of chemical kinetics / edited by Sarah Gates
    QD 502 E53 2015
    Chemical kinetics is a branch of chemistry and is also known as reaction kinetics. It is associated with studying the rates of chemical processes and certain factors, like concentration and temperature, which affect the reaction rate. These studies help in tracing the mechanism progress with appropriate evidences at each stage. This book especially targets the students and practitioners in the field of physical science to gain comprehensive knowledge regarding reaction kinetics and its mechanism. The subjects discussed in this book and examples used to demonstrate have been driven by the principle that they are understandable to any reader with basic understanding of physical science. Even the graphs and tables used to support the content are of professional understanding. This book is a rich and valuable account of information for the reference of scientists, technologists, students and professionals engaged in this field. It has been written in a compact, self-descriptive and comprehensive manner by experts of the field.

  • Contemporary catalysis : fundamentals and current applications / Julian R.H. Ross University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    QD 505 R67 2019

    Contemporary Catalysis: Fundamentals and Current Applications deals with the fundamentals and modern practical applications of catalysis. Topics addressed include historical development and the importance of heterogeneous catalysis in the modern world, surfaces and adsorption, the catalyst (preparation and characterization), the reactor (integral and differential reactors, etc.), and an introduction to spectroscopic and thermal characterization techniques. Building on this foundation, the book continues with chapters on important industrial processes, potential processes and separate chapters on syngas production, Fischer Tropsch synthesis, petroleum refining, environmental protection, and biomass conversion. Contemporary Catalysis is an essential resource for chemists, physical chemists, and chemical engineers, as well as graduate and post graduate students in catalysis and reaction engineering.


  • Mathematical processing of spectral data in analytical chemistry : a guide to error analysis / by Joseph Dubrovkin
    QD 95.5 D37 D83 2018
    This book will appeal to both practitioners and researchers in industrial and university analytical laboratories, as well as students specializing in analytical spectroscopy and chemometrics. The subjects covered include the advanced principles of calibration (univariate and multivariate) and the estimation of the peak parameters in spectra with overlapping components. This book differs from existing studies on the subject in that it provides easily reproducible computer calculations illustrating its significant theoretical statements. As such, it can also serve as a practical guide to lecturers in analytical spectrometry and chemometrics.
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