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Chemistry, Geology

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


  • Applications of NMR spectroscopy. edited by Atta-ur-Rahman & M. Iqbal Choudhary
    QD 96. N8A675 2015eb
    Applications of Raman Spectroscopy: Volume 2

  • Applied mathematical models and experimental approaches in chemical science / editors, Vladimir I. Kodolov, DSc, Mikhail A. Korepanov, DSc
    QD 578 A67 2017

    This new book focuses on nanomaterial development as well as investigations of combustion and explosion processes. It presents valuable information on the modeling of processes and on quantum chemical calculations and leading-edge research from around the world in this dynamic field, focusing on concepts above formal experimental techniques and theoretical methods of chemical physics for micro- and nanotechnologies. Also presented are non-linear kinetic appearances and their possible applications.


  • Interpretation of MS-MS mass spectra of drugs and pesticides / Wilfried M.A. Niessen, Ricardo A. Correa C
    QD 96 M3N525 2017eb

    Provides comprehensive coverage of the interpretation of LC-MS-MS mass spectra of 1300 drugs and pesticides

    Provides a general discussion on the fragmentation of even-electron ions (protonated and deprotonated molecules) in both positive-ion and negative-ion modes This is the reference book for the interpretation of MS-MS mass spectra of small organic molecules Covers related therapeutic classes of compounds such as drugs for cardiovascular diseases, psychotropic compounds, drugs of abuse and designer drugs, antimicrobials, among many others Covers general fragmentation rule as well as specific fragmentation pathways for many chemical functional groups Gives an introduction to MS technology, mass spectral terminology, information contained in mass spectra, and to the identification strategies used for different types of unknowns

  • Essential reagents for organic synthesis / edited by Philip L. Fuchs, Andre B. Charette, Tomislav Rovis, Jeffrey W. Bode
    QD 77 E77 2016eb
    From Boron Trifluoride to Zinc, the 52 most widely used reagents in organic synthesis are described in this unique desktop reference for every organic chemist. The list of reagents contains classics such as N-Bromosuccinimide (NBS) and Trifluoromethanesulfonic Acid side by side with recently developed ones like Pinacolborane and Tetra-n-propylammonium Perruthenate (TPAP).

    For each reagent, a concise article provides a brief description of all important reactions for which the reagent is being used, including yields and reaction conditions, an overview of the physical properties of the reagent, its storage conditions, safe handling, laboratory synthesis and purification methods. Advantages and disadvantages of the reagent compared to alternative synthesis methods are also discussed.

    Reagents have been hand-picked from among the 5000 reagents contained in EROS, the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. Every organic chemist should be familiar with these key reagents that can make almost every reaction work.

  • Asymmetric synthesis in organophosphorus chemistry : synthetic methods, catalysis, and applications / Oleg I. Kolodiazhnyi
    QD 305 P46K65 2017eb
    Authored by one of the leading experts in the field, this is the only comprehensive overview of chiral organophosphorus compounds, from asymmetric synthesis to catalysis and pharmacological applications.
    As such, this unique reference covers the chemical background as well as spectroscopical analysis of phosphorus compounds, and thoroughly describes all the various synthetic strategies for these substances. Metal-, organo- and biocatalyzed reactions for the introduction of phosphorus are explained as are asymmetric oxidation and reduction methods for the preparation of all possible oxidation states of phosphorus. The text also includes industrial applications for these compounds.
    Of particular interest to chemists working in the field of asymmetric synthesis, as well as to the pharmaceutical industry due to the increasing number of phosphorous-containing drugs.

  • Footprints in stone : fossil traces of coal-age tetrapods / Ronald J. Buta and David C. Kopaska-Merkel ; forward by Dana J. Ehret
    QE 845 B88 2016eb

  • Calcium stable isotope geochemistry / edited by Nikolaus Gussone, Anne-Desirée Schmitt, Alexander Heuser, Frank Wombacher, Martin Dietzel, Edward Tipper, Martin Schiller
    QE 516 C2G87 2016
    This book provides an overview of the fundamentals and reference values for Ca stable isotope research, as well as current analytical methodologies including detailed instructions for sample preparation and isotope analysis. As such, it introduces readers to the different fields of application, including low-temperature mineral precipitation and biomineralisation, Earth surface processes and global cycling, high-temperature processes and cosmochemistry, and lastly human studies and biomedical applications. The current state of the art in these major areas is discussed, and open questions and possible future directions are identified. In terms of its depth and coverage, the current work extends and complements the previous reviews of Ca stable isotope geochemistry, addressing the needs of graduate students and advanced researchers who want to familiarize themselves with Ca stable isotope research.

  • Handbook of maleic anhydride based materials : syntheses, properties and applications / Osama M. Musa, editor
    QD305.A2
    A handbook on syntheses and properties, production processes, and applications of maleic anhydride and maleic anhydride derived products - all in one text. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of maleic anhydride chemistry and applications from the professional perspective. With chapters written by leading R&D scientists from the chemical industry, and edited by the Vice President and ASI Technology Chief at Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI), Dr. Osama M. Musa, readers will find a unique perspective and summary of the latest advancements in the field of maleic anhydride science.
    Maleic anhydride is produced industrially on large scale (10E3 kt/annum). Its rich chemistry makes it an important raw material for numerous products and processes (e.g. for applications in polymers and coatings), many of which are covered in this handbook for the first time in a comprehensive manner. The broad scope spans topics ranging from production techniques (including topics such as processes, catalysis, trouble-shooting), synthesis and properties of small and polymeric maleic anhydride based compounds (focusing on industrially relevant compounds as well as emerging areas of importance) and in-depth and broad discussions of commercial maleic anhydride based applications.

  • Quinoxalines : synthesis, reactions, mechanisms and structure / Vakhid A. Mamedov
    QD401

    Thisbook reviews the fundamental aspects of quinoxaline chemistry: synthesis,reactions, mechanisms, structure, properties, and uses. The first four chapterspresent a survey of the developments in quinoxaline chemistry since thepublication of the monograph on "Condensed Pyrazines" by Cheeseman and Cooksonin 1979. These chapters give comprehensive coverage of all the methods of the synthesis of quinoxalinesand the important quinoxaline-containing ring systems suchas thiazolo[3,4- a ]-, pyrrolo[1,2- a ]-, and imidazo[1,5- a]quinoxalines.Chapter five describes many new methods for the construction of quinoxalinemacrocycles, which are important in applications such as optical devices andmaterials. The final chapter reviews all previously known rearrangements ofheterocyclic systems that lead to benzimidazole derivatives. Mamedov criticallyanalyses these transformations to reveal a novel acid-catalyzed rearrangementof quinoxalinones giving 2-heteroarylbenzimidazoles and1-heteroarylbenzimidazolones in the presence of nucleophilic reactants (MAMEDOVHeterocycle Rearrangement). This book is of interest to researchers in thefields of heterocyclic and synthetic organic chemistry.


  • Solar energy for fuels / Harun Tüysüz, Candace K. Chan, editors ; with contributions by A.S. Batchellor [and 28 others]
    TJ811
    The series Topics in Current Chemistry presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in modern chemical research. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science.
    The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience.
    Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field.
    Review articles for the individual volumes are invited by the volume editors.
    Readership: research chemists at universities or in industry, graduate students

  • The Trace-Fossil Record of Major Evolutionary Events. M. Gabriela Mángano, Luis A. Buatois, editors
    QE720.5

    This volume addresses major evolutionary changes that took place during the Mesozoic and the Cenozoic. These include discussions on major evolutionary radiations and ecological innovations on land and at sea, such as the Mesozoic marine revolution, the Mesozoic radiation of vertebrates, the Mesozoic lacustrine revolution, the Cenozoic radiation of mammals, the evolution of paleosol biotas, and the evolution of hominins. The roles of mass extinctions at the end of the Triassic and at the end of the Cretaceous are assessed.


    This volume set provides innovative reviews of the major evolutionary events in the history of life from an ichnologic perspective. Because the long temporal range of trace fossils has been commonly emphasized, biogenic structures have been traditionally overlooked in macroevolution. However, comparisons of ichnofaunas through geologic time do reveal the changing ecology of organism-substrate interactions. The use of trace fossils in evolutionary paleoecology represents a new trend that is opening a window for our understanding of major evolutionary radiations and mass extinctions. Trace fossils provide crucial evidence for the recognition of spatial and temporal patterns and processes associated with paleoecologic breakthroughs.


  • The trace-fossil record of major evolutionary events. M. Gabriela Mángano, Luis A. Buatois, editors
    QE720.5

    This volume addresses major evolutionary changes that took place during the Ediacaran and the Paleozoic. These include discussions on the nature of Ediacaran ecosystems, as well as the ichnologic signature of evolutionary radiations, such as the Cambrian explosion and the Great Ordovician biodiversification event, the invasion of the land, and the end-Permian mass extinction.

    This volume set provides innovative reviews of the major evolutionary events in the history of life from an ichnologic perspective. Because the long temporal range of trace fossils has been commonly emphasized, biogenic structures have been traditionally overlooked in macroevolution. However, comparisons of ichnofaunas through geologic time do reveal the changing ecology of organism-substrate interactions. The use of trace fossils in evolutionary paleoecology represents a new trend that is opening a window for our understanding of major evolutionary radiations and mass extinctions. Trace fossils provide crucial evidence for the recognition of spatial and temporal patterns and processes associated with paleoecologic breakthroughs.


  • Complex fluids : modeling and algorithms / Pierre Saramito
    QD 549.2 C66S27 2016

  • Rocks : a very short introduction / Jay Zalasiewicz
    QE 432 Z35 2016
    Rocks, more than anything else, underpin our lives. They make up the solid structure of the Earth and of other rocky planets, and are present at the cores of gas giant planets. We live on the rocky surface of the planet, grow our food on weathered debris derived from rocks, and we obtainnearly all of the raw materials with which we found our civilization from rocks. From the Earth's crust to building bricks, rocks contain our sense of planetary history, and are a guide to our future.In this Very Short Introduction, Jan Zalsiewicz looks at the nature and variety of rocks, and the processes by which they are formed. Starting from the origin of rocks and their key role in the formation of the Earth, he considers what we know about the deep rocks of the mantle and core, and whatrocks can tell us about the evolution of the Earth, and looks at those found in outer space and on other planets. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves / Walter Alvarez
    QE 501 A585 2017
    One in a million doesn't even come close.

    Not when we're talking about the odds that you would happen to be alive today, on this particular planet, hurtling through space. Almost fourteen billion years of cosmic history, over four billion years of Earth history, a couple million years of human history, the rise and fall of nations, the unbroken string of generations necessary to lead to you--it's staggering to consider. Yet behind everything in our world, from the phone in your pocket to even the force of gravity itself, lies a similarly grand procession of highly improbable events.

    This panoramic viewpoint has captured the imagination of historians and scientists alike, and together they've created a new field--Big History--that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe and its past. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for the impact theory explaining dinosaur extinction--has championed a science-first approach to Big History, and A Most Improbable Journey is one of the first Big History books to be written by a scientist rather than a historian. Alvarez brings his unique expertise and infectious curiosity to give us a new appreciation for the incredible occurrences--from the Big Bang to the formation of supercontinents, the dawn of the Bronze Age, and beyond--that have led to our improbable place in the universe.


  • Theory of dislocations / Peter Martin Anderson, John Price Hirth, Jens Lothe
    QD 921 H56 2017
    Theory of Dislocations provides unparalleled coverage of the fundamentals of dislocation theory, with applications to specific metal and ionic crystals. Rather than citing final results, step-by-step developments are provided to offer an in-depth understanding of the topic. The text provides the solid theoretical foundation for researchers to develop modeling and computational approaches to discrete dislocation plasticity, yet it covers important experimental observations related to the effects of crystal structure, temperature, nucleation mechanisms, and specific systems. This new edition incorporates significant advances in theory, experimental observations of dislocations, and new findings from first principles and atomistic treatments of dislocations. Also included are new discussions on thin films, deformation in nanostructured systems, and connection to crystal plasticity and strain gradient continuum formulations. Several new computer programs and worked problems allow the reader to understand, visualize, and implement dislocation theory concepts.

  • Introduction to computational chemistry / Frank Jensen
    QD 455.3 E4J46 2017eb

    Introduction to Computational Chemistry 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive account of the fundamental principles underlying different computational methods. Fully revised and updated throughout to reflect important method developments and improvements since publication of the previous edition, this timely update includes the following significant revisions and new topics:

    * Polarizable force fields
    * Tight-binding DFT
    * More extensive DFT functionals, excited states and time dependent molecular properties
    * Accelerated Molecular Dynamics methods
    * Tensor decomposition methods
    * Cluster analysis
    * Reduced scaling and reduced prefactor methods


  • The HPLC expert II : find and optimize the benefits of your HPLC/UHPLC / edited by Stavros Kromidas
    QD 79 C454H65 2017eb
    How can I use my HPLC/UHPLC equipment in an optimal way, where are the limitations of the technique? These questions are discussed in detail in the sequel of the successful "HPLC Expert" in twelve chapters written by experts in the respective fields. The topics encompass - complementary to the first volume - typical HPLC users' problems and questions such as gradient optimization and hyphenated techniques (LC-MS). An important key aspect of the book is UHPLC: For which analytical problem is it essential, what should be considered? Besides presentation of latest developments directly from the main manufacturers, also UHPLC users and independent service engineers impart their knowledge. Consistent with the target groups, the level is advanced, but the emphasis is on practical applications.

  • Survival guide to organic chemistry : bridging the gap from general chemistry / Patrick E. McMahon, Bohdan B. Khomtchouk, Claes Wahlestedt
    QD 253.2 M34 2017

    The Survival Guide to Organic Chemistry enables organic chemistry students to bridge the gap between general chemistry and organic chemistry. It makes sense of the myriad of in-depth concepts of organic chemistry, without overwhelming them in the necessary detail often given in a complete organic chemistry text.

    Here, the topics covered span the entire standard organic chemistry curriculum. The authors describe subjects which require further explanation, offer alternate viewpoints for understanding, and provide hands-on practical problems and solutions to help master the material. This text ultimately allows students to apply key ideas from their general chemistry curriculum to key concepts in organic chemistry.


  • Silicone dispersions / edited by Yihan Liu
    QD 383 S54S558 2017

    Silicone is an important class of materials used in applications that range from industrial assembly to everyday consumer products. Silicones are often delivered and synthesized in dispersion forms, the most common being liquid-in-liquid (emulsion), solid-in-liquid (suspension), air-in-liquid (foam) and solid-in air (powder). This book compiles a carefully selected number of topics that are essential to the understanding, creative design and production of silicone dispersions. As such, it provides the first unified description of silicone dispersions in the literature.


  • Intermediate filament proteins / edited by M. Bishr Omary and Ronald K.H. Liem
    QD 431 I584 2016eb

    Intermediate Filament Proteins , the latest volume in the Methods in Enzymology series covers all the intermediate filaments in vertebrates and invertebrates, providing a unique understanding of the multiple different tissue-specific intermediate filaments.

    This volume also covers the latest methods that are currently being used to study intermediate filament protein function and dynamics. It will be an important companion for any experimentalist interesting in studying this protein family in their cell or organism model system.



    Focuses on intermediate filaments, including the latest information Provides an up-to-date understanding of the field Contains contributions from the major scientists working and publishing in the field

  • Intermediate filament associated proteins / edited by Katherine L. Wilson, Arnoud Sonnenberg
    QD 431 I584 2016eb
    Intermediate Filament Associated Proteins , the latest volume in the Methods in Enzymology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. This volume covers research methods in intermediate filament associated proteins and contains sections on such topics as lamin-associated proteins, intermediate filament-associated proteins and plakin, and other cytoskeletal cross-linkers.

    Continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field Covers research methods in intermediate filament associated proteins and contains sections on such topics as lamin-associated proteins, intermediate filament-associated proteins and plakin, and other cytoskeletal cross-linkers

  • Geology and geomorphology : regional environmental characterization of the Campos Basin, Southwest Atlantic / editor: Renato Oscar Kowsmann
    QE 235 G465 2016eb

  • Applications of NMR spectroscopy. edited by Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS & M. Iqbal Choudhary
    QD 96 N8A675 2015eb
    Applications of Raman Spectroscopy: Volume 1

  • Solved and unsolved problems of structural chemistry / Milan Randić, Marjana Novič, Dejan Plǎvsić
    QD 461 R36 2016eb

    Solved and Unsolved Problems of Structural Chemistryintroduces new methods and approaches for solving problems related to molecular structure. It includes numerous subjects such as aromaticity--one of the central themes of chemistry--and topics from bioinformatics such as graphical and numerical characterization of DNA, proteins, and proteomes. It also outlines the construction of novel tools using techniques from discrete mathematics, particularly graph theory, which allowed problems to be solved that many had considered unsolvable.

    The book discusses a number of important problems in chemistry that have not been fully understood or fully appreciated, such as the notion of aromaticity and conjugated circuits, the generalized H#65533;ckel 4n + 2 Rule, and the nature of quantitative structure-property-activity relationships (QSARs), which have resulted in only partially solved problems and approximated solutions that are inadequate. It also describes advantages of mathematical descriptors in QSAR, including their use in screening combinatorial libraries to search for structures with high similarity to the target compounds.

    Selected problems that this book addresses include:

    Multiple regression analysis (MRA) Insufficient use of partial ordering in chemistry The role of Kekul#65533; valence structures The problem of protein and DNA alignment

    Solved and Unsolved Problems of Structural Chemistry collects results that were once scattered in scientific literature into a thoughtful and compact volume. It sheds light on numerous problems in chemistry, including ones that appeared to have been solved but were actually only partially solved. Most importantly, it shows more complete solutions as well as methods and approaches that can lead to actualization of further solutions to problems in chemistry.


  • NMR data interpretation explained : understanding 1D and 2D NMR spectra of organic compounds and natural products / Neil E. Jacobsen, Ph.D., University of Arizona
    QD 96 N8J325 2017

    Through numerous examples, the principles of the relationship between chemical structure and the NMR spectrum are developed in a logical, step-by-step fashion

    Includes examples and exercises based on real NMR data including full 600 MHz one- and two-dimensional datasets of sugars, peptides, steroids and natural products Includes detailed solutions and explanations in the text for the numerous examples and problems and also provides large, very detailed and annotated sets of NMR data for use in understanding the material Describes both simple aspects of solution-state NMR of small molecules as well as more complex topics not usually covered in NMR books such as complex splitting patterns, weak long-range couplings, spreadsheet analysis of strong coupling patterns and resonance structure analysis for prediction of chemical shifts Advanced topics include all of the common two-dimensional experiments (COSY, ROESY, NOESY, TOCSY, HSQC, HMBC) covered strictly from the point of view of data interpretation, along with tips for parameter settings

  • Chirality in supramolecular assemblies : causes and consequences / edited by F. Richard Keene (Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia)
    QD 461 C45 2017

    Supramolecular chemistry deals with the organisation of molecules into defined assemblies using non-covalent interactions, including weaker and reversible interactions such as hydrogen bonds, and metal-ligand interactions. The aspect of stereochemistry within such chemical architectures, and in particular chirality, is of special interest as it impacts on considerations of molecular recognition, the development of functional materials, the vexed question of homochirality, nanoscale effects of interactions at interfaces, biocatalysis and enzymatic catalysis, and applications in organic synthesis.

    Chirality in Supramolecular Assemblies addresses many of these aspects, presenting a broad overview of this important and rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. Topics covered include:

    Origins of molecular and topological chirality Homochirogenesis Chirality in crystallinity Host-guest behavior Chiral influences in functional materials Chirality in network solids and coordination solids Aspects of chirality at interfaces Chirality in organic assemblies Chirality related to biocatalysis and enzymes in organic synthesis.

    This book is a valuable reference for researchers in the molecular sciences, materials science and biological science working with chiral supramolecular systems. It provides summaries and special insights by acknowledged international experts in the various fields.


  • Intermetallics : structures, properties, and statistics / Walter Steurer, Julia Dschemuchadse, Laboratory of Crystallography, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich
    QD 905.2 S74 2016
    The fascinating world of intermetallics is largely unexplored. There are many exciting physical properties and important technological applications of intermetallics, from magnetism to superconductivity. The main focus of this book is on the statistics, topology and geometry of crystalstructures and structure types of intermetallic phases. The underlying physics, in particular chemical bonding, is discussed whenever it helps understand the stability of structures and the origin of their physical properties. The authors' approach, based on the statistical analysis of more thantwenty thousand intermetallic compounds in the data base Pearson's Crystal Data, uncovers important structural relationships and illustrates the relative simplicity of most of the general structural building principles. It also shows that a large variety of actual structures can be related to arather small number of aristotypes. The text aims to be readable and beneficial in one way or another to everyone interested in intermetallic phases, from graduate students to experts in solid state chemistry and physics, and materials science. For that purpose it avoids the use of enigmatic abstract terminology for the classificationof structures. Instead, it focuses on the statistical analysis of crystal structures and structure types in order to draw together a larger overview of intermetallics, and indicate the gaps in it - areas still to be explored, and potential sources of worthwhile research. The text should be read as areference guide to the incredibly rich world of intermetallic phases.

  • Isotopes : a very short introduction / Rob Ellam
    QD 466.5 E45 2016
    An isotope is a variant form of a chemical element, containing a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. Most elements exist as several isotopes. Many are stable while others are radioactive, and some may only exist fleetingly before decaying into other elements.In this Very Short Introduction, Rob Ellam explains how isotopes have proved enormously important across all the sciences and in archaeology. Radioactive isotopes may be familiar from their use in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and in medicine, as well as in carbon dating. They have been central toestablishing the age of the Earth and the origins of the solar system. Combining previous and new research, Ellam provides an overview of the nature of stable and radioactive isotopes, and considers their wide range of modern applications. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Instrumental analysis / Robert M. Granger II, Hank M. Yochum, Jill N. Granger, Karl D. Sienerth
    QD 79 I5G73 2017
    At its core, Instrumental Analysis covers the underlying theory, instrumental design, applications, and operation of spectroscopic, electroanalytical, chromatographic, and mass spectral instrumentation. It provides students with the requisite skills to identify the comparative advantages anddisadvantages in choosing one analytical technique over another by combining direct comparisons of the techniques with a discussion of how these choices affect the interpretation of the data in its final form. The text is organized into sections that include Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, SeparationScience, and Electroanalytical Chemistry. Comprehensive and engaging, Instrumental Analysis provides the most modern coverage of chemical instrumentation.
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