New books by subject
Titles in the call number range QD - QE (Chemistry, Geology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.
Principles of catalysis [by] G.C. BondQD 1 R6785 no. 7
The experimental self : Humphry Davy and the making of a man of science / Jan GolinskiQD 22 D3G65 2016
What did it mean to be a scientist before the profession itself existed? Jan Golinski finds an answer in the remarkable career of Humphry Davy, the foremost chemist of his day and one of the most distinguished British men of science of the nineteenth century. Originally a country boy from a modest background, Davy was propelled by his scientific accomplishments to a knighthood and the presidency of the Royal Society. An enigmatic figure to his contemporaries, Davy has continued to elude the efforts of biographers to classify him: poet, friend to Coleridge and Wordsworth, author of travel narratives and a book on fishing, chemist and inventor of the miners' safety lamp. What are we to make of such a man?
In The Experimental Self , Golinski argues that Davy's life is best understood as a prolonged process of self-experimentation. He follows Davy from his youthful enthusiasm for physiological experiment through his self-fashioning as a man of science in a period when the path to a scientific career was not as well-trodden as it is today. What emerges is a portrait of Davy as a creative fashioner of his own identity through a lifelong series of experiments in selfhood.
Foundations of organic chemistry : worked examples / Michael Hornby and Josephine PeachQD 257 H57 2000
This book provides problems, with answers and tutorial guidance, on the organic chemistry encountered by students in their first year of undergraduate courses. The layout of the book runs parallel with that of the successful Foundations of Organic Chemistry by the same authors. The first three chapters cover basic physical organic chemistry, setting the scene for the mechanistic organic chemistry covered later. The problems are accompanied by useful hints, and the answers are given with tutorial comments which reinforce the chemical principles involved.
Microwave-assisted polymerization / Anuradha Mishra, Tanvi Vats, James H. ClarkQD 281 P6M57 2016
Polymer science faces the challenge of meeting growing market demand for polymers whilst achieving sustainability through environmentally friendly processes. Microwave heating has emerged as a greener technique that accelerates a variety of chemical reactions, including polymerization. Microwave-assisted reactions can be cleaner and more rapid and economic analyses suggest that the cost of curing polymers may be reduced by switching over to the use of microwaves.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of microwave-assisted polymerization. The first chapter introduces readers to the theory behind the accelerating effects of microwaves on chemical reactions and covers the types of commercial microwave reactors being used for synthesis and processing of polymers that are available on the market. Subsequent chapters are organised by type of reaction, including radical homo and co-polymerizations, step growth polymerization and peptide synthesis. Importantly, analysis of processes and product properties in comparison with conventional methods is also detailed.
This book will be a valuable resource for green chemists and polymer scientists and engineers who want to develop sustainable processes.
Handbook of enhanced spectroscopy / edited by Pietro Giuseppe Gucciardi, Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Nathalie Lidgi-GuiguiQD 95 H246 2016
Techniques such as Raman, infrared, fluorescence, and even nonlinear spectroscopies have recently grown in resolution and possibilities thanks to the use of nanostructured surfaces. Excitation of localized surface plasmon (LSP) and/or the use of specific shapes of nanostructures have made it possible to gain an incredible sensitivity in these spectroscopies. Unlike other books in the market, which mainly focus on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and plasmonics, the aim of this book is to provide the reader with a detailed overview of enhanced spectroscopies. It introduces plasmon and electromagnetic effects arising in metallic nanostructures, and reviews the above spectroscopies, enhanced by the presence of either a nanostructure or a tip. It reviews the theoretical basis of each technique, describes experimental procedures, and suggests some applications.
Organic synthesis using biocatalysis / edited by Animesh Goswami, Jon D. StewartQD 262 O74 2016
Organic Synthesis Using Biocatalysis provides a concise background on the application of biocatalysis for the synthesis of organic compounds, including the important biocatalytic reactions and application of biocatalysis for the synthesis of organic compounds in pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical areas.
The book provides recipes for carrying out various biocatalytic reactions, helping both newcomers and non-experts use these methodologies. It is written by experts in their fields, and provides both a current status and future prospects of biocatalysis in the synthesis of organic molecules.
Provides a concise background of the application of biocatalysis for the synthesis of organic compounds Expert contributors present recipes for carrying out biocatalytic reactions, including subject worthy discussions on biocatalysis in organic synthesis, biocatalysis for selective organic transformation, enzymes as catalysis for organic synthesis, biocatalysis in Industry, including pharmaceuticals, and more Contains detailed, separate chapters that describe the application of biocatalysis