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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dust Explosions in the Process Industries, Third Edition

Dust Explosions in the Process Industries, Third Edition

Rolf Eckhoff, "Dust Explosions in the Process Industries, Third Edition."
Gulf Professional Publishing; 3rd edition (June 2003) | English | 0750676027 | 700 pages | PDF | 14.87 MB

Unfortunately, dust explosions are common and costly in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper and pharmaceutical. It is imperative that
practical and theoretical knowledge of the origin, development, prevention and mitigation of dust explosions is imparted to the responsible safety manager. The material in this book offers an up to date evaluation of prevalent activities, testing methods, design measures and safe operating techniques.
Also provided is a detailed and comprehensive critique of all the significant phases relating to the hazard and control of a dust explosion. An invaluable reference work for industry, safety consultants and students.
* A completely new chapter on design of electrical equipment to be used in areas containing combustible/explosible dust
* A substantially extended and re-organized final review chapter, containing nearly 400 new literature references from the years 1997-2002
* Extensive cross-referencing from the original chapters 1-7 to the corresponding sections of the expanded review chapter

HPLC of Biological Macromolecules

HPLC of Biological Macromolecules Revised and Expanded (Chromatographic Science) by Karen M. Gooding
Publisher: CRC Press | 2nd edition (January 15, 2002) | ISBN: 082470665X | Pages: 792 | PDF | 8.47 MB

Revised and expanded to reflect the most recent innovations in HPLC from the past decade. Presents practical strategies for the evaluation and analysis of proteins, peptides, and polynucleotides.


Microsoft Office 2003 for Healthcare

Microsoft Office 2003 for Healthcare.
By Ahmad Hashem, Perspection Inc
Publisher: Que | 2004 | 608 Pages | ISBN: 0789732114 | PDF | 17.47 MB

Healthcare offices are busy places and healthcare professionals are busy people. Between constantly ringing phones and patients coming in and out, who has time to learn about Microsoft Office? Our helpful, step-by-step guide, Microsoft Office 2003 for Healthcare, is designed to be easy-to-read and single-task oriented for quick reference. Explore how you can use Microsoft Office 2003 to create patient charts, billing procedures and more. Also included is a troubleshooting guide to help you quickly solve problem, so you can maximize the time you spend delivering healthcare and minimize the time you have to spend on administrative duties.


Pollution A to Z

Pollution A to Z.
Macmillan Library Reference | Pass : tFPOLATOZ21.rar | 2003-10 | ISBN : 0028657004 | PDF | 6.56 Mb

Grade 8 Up–These 250 signed entries offer solid scientific and historical background, thorough descriptions, and, often, specific recent examples. Beyond the expected subject areas, coverage includes less obvious topics, such as "Information, Access to," that affect pollution in significant ways.


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Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering

David M. Himmelblau, "Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering"
Prentice Hall | 1989 | ISBN: 013066572X | 735 pages | PDF | 22,5 MB

Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering is a complete, practical, and student-friendly introduction to the principles and techniques of contemporary chemical, petroleum, and environmental engineering. Throughout, the authors introduce efficient and consistent methods for analyzing material and energy balance problems, organizing solutions, and calculating answers. The authors thoroughly address the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids: ideal/real gases, single component two-phase systems, gas-liquid systems, and more.


Vaccine Protocols

Andrew Robinson, Martin P. Cranage, Michael J. Hudson "Vaccine Protocols"
Publisher: Humana Press 2003 | 428 Pages | ISBN: 1588291405 | PDF | 3 MB

This extensively revised, updated, and expanded second edition of a classic laboratory manual applies new understanding of molecular mechanisms to the rational design and development of vaccines. Here the working researcher will find readily reproducible techniques for the development and production of live attenuated vaccines, and vaccines based on inactivated toxins, peptides, and polysaccharide conjugates. New to this edition are cutting-edge chapters on two different viral vectors (Vaccinia and Semliki Forest), lactic acid bacteria for delivery of foreign antigens, incorporation of immunomodulators into plasmid DNA vaccines, construction of tetramer complexes to detect CMI responses, assessment of functional antibody responses, and the use of complete genome sequences for vaccine design. There are also chapters describing more general techniques for vaccine formulation, delivery, and assessment of immune responses, and review discussions of scale-up to manufacture, vaccine quality assurance, and clinical trials.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Encyclopedia Of Microbiology

Release: 2009
Publisher: Academic Pr
Format: PDF 4600 pages
ISBN: 012373939X (0-12-373939-X)
ISBN 13: 9780123739391 (978-0-12-373939-1)
List Price: $1,280.00
Edition: 3


* Provides comprehensive coverage of microbiology
* 16 separate areas of microbiology covered for breadth and depth of content
* Authored and edited by world class researchers in microbiology
* Extensive use of figures, tables, and colour illustrations and photographs
* Language is accessible for undergraduates, depth appropriate for scientists
* Glossary of key terms for easy reference
* List of abbreviations in each article
* Links to original journal articles via Crossref

Available as an exclusively e product with a limited print run, Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Third Edition is a comprehensive survey of microbiology, edited by world class researchers. Each article is written by an expert in that specific domain and includes a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Written at a level suitable for university undergraduates, the breadth and depth of coverage will appeal beyond undergraduates to professionals and academics in related fields.

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Environmental Organic Chemistry By René P. Schwarzenbach, Philip M. Gschwend, Dieter M. Imboden

Product Description:

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Number Of Pages: 1328
Publication Date: 2002-06-15
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0471350532
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780471350538

Environmental Organic Chemistry focuses on environmental factors that govern the processes that determine the fate of organic chemicals in natural and engineered systems. The information discovered is then applied to quantitatively assessing the environmental behaviour of organic chemicals. Now in its 2nd edition this book takes a more holistic view on physical-chemical properties of organic compounds. It includes new topics that address aspects of gas/solid partitioning, bioaccumulation, and transformations in the atmosphere.

-Structures chapters into basic and sophisticated sections
-Contains illustrative examples, problems and case studies
-Examines the fundamental aspects of organic, physical and inorganic chemistry - applied to environmentally relevant problems
-Addresses problems and case studies in one volume

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wilson & Gisvold's Textbook of Organic Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Wilson and Gisvold's Textbook of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Wilson & Gisvold's Textbook of Organic Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Wilson and Gisvold's Textbook of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry).
By John Block, John M Beale
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Number Of Pages: 1000
  • Publication Date: 2003-12-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0781734819
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780781734813
Book Description:

Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Blends the chemical and pharmaceutical principles necessary for understanding structure-activity relationships and molecular mechanisms of drug action. Offers new information on emerging trends and advances and the challenges posed by new diseases. Features a new chapter on combinatorial chemistry. Previous edition: c1998. DNLM: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical.



The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It.
By Marcia Angell
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • Publication Date: 2004-08-24
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0375508465
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780375508462
Product Description:

During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs. She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to meet spiraling prescription drug prices. Now, in this bold, hard-hitting new book, Dr. Angell exposes the shocking truth of what the pharmaceutical industry has become–and argues for essential, long-overdue change.

Currently Americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescription drugs. As Dr. Angell powerfully demonstrates, claims that high drug prices are necessary to fund research and development are unfounded: The truth is that drug companies funnel the bulk of their resources into the marketing of products of dubious benefit. Meanwhile, as profits soar, the companies brazenly use their wealth and power to push their agenda through Congress, the FDA, and academic medical centers.

Zeroing in on hugely successful drugs like AZT (the first drug to treat HIV/AIDS), Taxol (the best-selling cancer drug in history), and the blockbuster allergy drug Claritin, Dr. Angell demonstrates exactly how new products are brought to market. Drug companies, she shows, routinely rely on publicly funded institutions for their basic research; they rig clinical trials to make their products look better than they are; and they use their legions of lawyers to stretch out government-granted exclusive marketing rights for years. They also flood the market with copycat drugs that cost a lot more than the drugs they mimic but are no more effective.

The American pharmaceutical industry needs to be saved, mainly from itself, and Dr. Angell proposes a program of vital reforms, which includes restoring impartiality to clinical research and severing the ties between drug companies and medical education. Written with fierce passion and substantiated with in-depth research, The Truth About the Drug Companies is a searing indictment of an industry that has spun out of control.


Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Fine Chemicals (RSC Green Chemistry Series)

This exciting new book is a collection of selected research topics delivered by scientists involved in some of the more prominent fields of green chemistry. It is devoted to the synthesis of fine chemicals by the use of alternative eco-friendly solvents (ionic liquids, polyethylene glycol, water, etc.), supported organic catalysis, microwave irradiation or high pressure as contributors to more efficient processes, photochemistry as green procedure and solvent-free processes.

The book provides an overview of the major methods engaged in creating more environmentally-responsible processes and procedures for the synthesis of fine chemicals. This is a valid resource for researchers and industrialists as well as academia.



Handbook of Chalcogen Chemistry: New Perspectives in Sulfur, Selenium and Tellurium

“The Handbook of Chalcogen Chemistry: New Perspectives in Sulfur, Selenium and Tellurium” provides an overview of recent developments, particularly from the last decade, on the chemistry of the chalcogen group elements (S, Se and Te). While up to a few decades ago, chalcogen chemistry was mainly centred on sulphur, in recent years the research based on Se and Te has increased dramatically, and has created huge scope for the use of compounds based on this type of chemistry.

This book is organised into two parts, the first of which deals systematically with the chemistry of chalcogens in relation to other group elements in the periodic table. It also includes an overview of metal-chalcogenides and metal-polychalcogenides. The second part reflects the interdisciplinary nature of chalcogen chemistry and focuses on biological, materials and supramolecular aspects of the field. This book gives a comprehensive overview on recent developments over the last decade and is ideal for researchers in the field.


Characterisation of Bulk Solids

Don McGlinchey, “Characterisation of Bulk Solids”
Wiley Blackwell | 2005 | ISBN: 1405116242 | 280 pages | PDF | 3,2 MB

“The book covers the fundamental characteristics of individual particles and bulk particulate materials, including particle size, shape and density, bulk density, fluidisation behaviour, flow properties, and the characterization of powders for explosion potential.



Microengineering in Biotechnology

Michael P. Hughes, Kai F. Hoettges, "Microengineering in Biotechnology"
Humana Press 2009 | ISBN-10: 1588293815 | 252 Pages | PDF | 3,9 MB

Microelectronic engineering has revolutionized electronics, providing new, faster and cheaper ways of doing things – and now the same technology is being applied to biotechnology and molecular biology. As sample volume is reduced, reaction speed and detector sensitivity are increased whilst sample and reagent requirements and device cost are reduced. Microelectronic engineering provides the potential for bench-top versions of large and expensive equipment such as flow cytometry, or novel ones that exploit physical phenomena on the micron scale, such as dielectrophoresis for cell analysis.

In Microengineering in Biotechnology, experts in the field contribute chapters aimed at instilling in the reader a working understanding of the methods underlying microengineering and the means by which such methods can be used for a range of analytical techniques. It describes the methods by which microengineered devices can be built to perform a number of applications and considers how the field may progress by examining some more complex lab on a chip devices which have great potential in the advancement of the way in which molecular biology is performed. As a volume in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, this work provides the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results.

Cutting-edge yet easy-to-use, Microengineering in Biotechnology serves as a reference guide for practical microengineering techniques and as a route into the development of new devices for biological applications in order to strengthen the promising union of molecular and cellular biology with microelectronics.


Biofuels: Methods and Protocols

Jonathan R. Mielenz, "Biofuels: Methods and Protocols"
Humana Press 2009 | ISBN-10: 1607612135 | 293 Pages | PDF | 3,2 MB

With the dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and growing concerns regarding climate changes due to green house gasses from these fuels, public opinion has swung dramatically towards favoring the development of renewable energy sources. In Biofuels: Methods and Protocols, career-long experts explore a full range of methods for bioenergy covering important topics such as biomass production and delivery to the biorefinery, detailed biochemical characterization, as well as biotechnological techniques for converting plant matter into fuels and chemicals. Time is of the essence in this field, and this volume aims to provide direction and assistance to the growing cadre of researchers endeavoring to develop new sources of bioenergy with a solid, easy-to-use collection of tried-and-true methods which will save time and effort in the field and the laboratory. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include brief introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary equipment, materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible field and laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding common pitfalls.

Timely and authoritative, Biofuels: Methods and Protocols seeks to help scientists and engineers as they develop and optimize bioenergy technologies needed to drastically change the course of our energy future as soon as possible.


Chemotaxis: Methods and Protocols

Tian Jin, Dale Hereld "Chemotaxis: Methods and Protocols"
Humana Press | English | 2009-09-08 | ISBN: 160761197X | 537 pages | PDF | 10,4 MB

Fundamental to the development and vital functions of organisms, the migration of motile cells due to the detection of shallow gradients of specific chemical signals in their environments, or chemotaxis, can be clearly seen as a major force in cell biology. In Chemotaxis: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field provide state-of-the-art methods for investigating cell migration behaviors, studying molecular components involved in detecting extracellular signals and directing cell movement, visualizing spatiotemporal dynamics of the components in signaling networks of chemotaxis in real time, and constructing quantitative models that simulate chemoattractant-induced cell responses. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Chemotaxis: Methods and Protocols serves scientists with practical guidance on the diverse methodologies that are currently propelling chemotaxis research forward in order to further our understanding of this vital biological system.

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Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization

Adam Fraise, P. A. Lambert, Jean-Yves Maillard, "Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization"
Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (February 6, 2004) | English | 1405101997 | 688 pages | PDF | 50.84 MB

Covers the many methods of the elimination or prevention of microbial growth. Provides an historical overview, descriptions of the types of antimicrobial agents, factors affecting efficacy, evaluation methods, and types of resistance. Features sterilization methods, and more.

Attitude: Your Internal Compass by Denis Waitley & Boyd Matheson

Attitude: Your Internal Compass by Denis Waitley & Boyd Matheson
Audiobook | English | Unabridged | Successories Library 1997 | ISBN: 1880461420 | MP3 20050Hz 64kbps | 50 mins | 10.8 Mb

These practical insights will help everyone maintain a positive outlook everyday.

How to Maintain a Steady Course Through Life and the Ever-Changing Workplace"

Denis Waitley and Boyd Matheson, two respected motivational speakers, demonstrate in remarkable fashion how to maintain the right attitude through life and the ever-changing workplace in this business handbook. These practical insights will help managers and employees maintain a positive outlook each day. The authors explain how showing common courtesy and appreciating the people one works with is a habit that should be practiced throughout the year. This business handbook makes a great gift for employees to help increase enthusiasm and productivity in the workplace.


Handbook of Stable Isotope Analytical Techniques Vol II

Handbook of Stable Isotope Analytical Techniques Vol II

Pier A. de Groot, "Handbook of Stable Isotope Analytical Techniques Vol II"
Elsevier Science (December 4, 2008) | English | 0444511156 | 1398 pages | PDF | 12.07 MB

This two volume reference serves as a handbook containing a wealth of information for all isotope chemists working in a wide range of disciplines including anthropology to ecology; drug detection methodology to toxicology; nutrition to food science; and the atmospheric sciences to geochemistry.
Complementing the first volume, Volume II includes matters that are not strictly confined to analytical techniques themselves, but relate to analysis of stable isotopes such as the views on the development of mass spectrometers, isotopic scales, standards and references, and directives for setting up a laboratory.

Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, Second Edition

Leslie R. Rudnick, "Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, Second Edition"
CRC | 2009 | ISBN: 1420059645 | 790 pages | PDF | 7,5 MB

Cost, environmental, and performance issues coupled with legislative changes, new engine oil requirements, and technology development for exploration of space and the oceans are changing the lubrication additive market. Reflecting how the need for new applications drives the development of new lubricant additives, Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, Second Edition presents methods to:

Improve the performance, efficiency, and stability of lubricants
Protect metal surfaces from wear
Select lubricant additives for the food processing industry
Select the most appropriate ashless additives
Avoid microbial degradation of lubricants
Lower toxicity

And describes:

Standard lubricant testing methods and product specifications
The mechanisms and benefits of specific types of lubricant additives
Recent industry trends

Up-to-Date Coverage of Lubricant Additive Chemistry and Technology

Addressing new trends in various industrial sectors and improvements in technology, this second edition provides detailed reviews of additives used in lubricant formulations, their chemistry, mechanisms of action, and trends for major areas of application. It explores the design of cost-effective, environmentally friendly lubricant technologies and lubricants for automotive, industrial, manufacturing, aerospace, and food-processing applications.


Composite Materials: Testing, Design, and Acceptance Criteria

Composite Materials: Testing, Design, and Acceptance Criteria (Astm Special Technical Publication)

ASTM International, "Composite Materials: Testing, Design, and Acceptance Criteria (Astm Special Technical Publication)"
ASTM International; illustrated edition (July 1, 2002) | English | 0803128932 | 279 pages | PDF | 5.71 MB

STP 1416 features 17 peer-reviewed papers covering various aspects of testing, design, and acceptance criteria for composite materials. Topics cover:
* NDT Evaluation
* Material Qualification
* Full-Scale Structural Testing
* Durability
* Test Method Development
* Micromechanics
* Damage Resistance and Tolerance
* Impact
* Bucking
Audience: STP is a valuable research tool for both the civil engineering infrastructure and aerospace communities.

Six Sigma Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

Paul Keller, "Six Sigma Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide"
MGH | 2004 | ISBN: 0071445447 | 450 pages | PDF | 4,9 MB

Taking the mystery out of Six Sigma implementation

This easy-to-understand reference in the popular Demystified series teaches the methods of Six Sigma, explains their applications, and tests expertise without confusing statistics and formulas. Expert Paul Keller and Six Sigma guru Tom Pyzdek describe helpful tools for Six Sigma teams, identifying their uses, limitations, and application during multiple stages of DMAIC. They also outline additional tools for full effectiveness and provide necessary calculations and assumptions. In addition, they provide:

Detailed examples and diagrams
Practical exercises and complete solutions
A final exam to test overall knowledge
Materials ideal for self-study or for training groups of Black Belts and Green Belts.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmaceutical Microbiology .
Kar, Ashutosh , Professor and Head of Pharmacy Shri R.N.S. College of Pharmacy Gormi, Bhind (M.P.)
ISBN : 978-81-224-2200-9
Publication Year : Aug, 2007
Edition : 1st
Reprint : 2008
Pages : 384
Price : $ 15
Binding : Paperback

About the Book:
The textbook on `Pharmaceutical Microbiology` has been adequately developed and expanded according to the AICTE- Approved Syllabus-2000 meant for the Pharmacy Degree Programme across all the Indian Universities, and others abroad offering similar curricula.

Specific attention has been duly paid to the presentation of each chapter that essentially includes: brief introduction, theoretical aspects, classification, neat and vivid diagrammatic illustrations of figures-graphics-equipments, lucid explanations, supportive classical examples, and profusely supplemented with explanatory`foot notes`-references in addition to further reading bibliography.

The text content runs over ten chapters that may prove to be of paramount interest and enormous readability not only confined to the B.Pharm., students but also to various M.Sc., academic curricula in such disciplines as: Food Microbiology, Environmental Science, Microbiology etc.

Key Features IncludeConcise and exhaustive presentation of scientific informations from several sources.A wealth of theoretical information that opens newer possibilities.Detailed classification of various microbial aspects.Pharmaceutical assays and methodologies.Comprehensive index includes significant terminologies.Well documented statement of facts.


Big Pharma: Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda(In djvu format)

Big Pharma: Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda.
By Jacky Law
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 2006-02-26
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0786717831
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780786717835



Automated Pharmaceutical Analysis

Automated Pharmaceutical Analysis.
By Martinez Catal
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Europe (a Pearson Education company)
  • Number Of Pages:
  • Publication Date: 1995-07-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0132908182
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780132908184

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Techniques in Thermal Analysis: Hyphenated Techniques, Thermal Analysis of the Surface, and Fast Rate Analysis

Techniques in Thermal Analysis: Hyphenated Techniques, Thermal Analysis of the Surface, and Fast Rate Analysis.
By Wei-Ping Pan

  • Publisher: ASTM International
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • Publication Date: 2007-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0803156162
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780803156166

Nine peer-reviewed papers reflect the latest research in thermal analysis, including fast scan calorimetry in both instrument development and techniques.

Sections cover:

Hyphenated Techniques—seven papers cover the use of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) with another technique. Topics deal with temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry; improved modeling when using hyphenated techniques; a simple calibration method for the quantitative use of mass spectrometry with TGA for a variety of encountered off gases; and much more.

Fast Rate Analysis—covers fast scan calorimetry in both instrument development and techniques. Fast heating rates were employed to study epoxy curing and fast rate analysis allowed the separation of the glass transition and cure exotherm.

Thermal Analysis of the Surface—discusses the use of a modified atomic force microscope (AFM), or Micro-Thermal Analysis, that uses the AFM probe as a thermal device.


Polyester: Properties, Preparation and Applications

Polyester: Properties, Preparation and Applications.
By Hina Yamashita, Yui Nakano
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
  • Number Of Pages: 247
  • Publication Date: 2008-10
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1604567538
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781604567533
Product Description:

Polyester (aka Terylene) is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Although there are many forms of polyesters, the term 'polyester' is most commonly used to refer to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Other forms of polyester include the naturally-occurring cutin of plant cuticles as well as synthetic polyesters such as polycarbonate and polybutyrate. Polyester may be produced in numerous forms. For example, polyester as a thermoplastic may be heated and processed into different forms and shapes, eg: fibres, sheets and three-dimensional shapes. While combustible at high temperatures, polyester tends to shrink away from flames and self-extinguishes. This book provides leading edge research on this field from around the globe.



Polarography and Other Voltammetric Methods (Analytical Chemistry by Open Learning)

Polarography and Other Voltammetric Methods (Analytical Chemistry by Open Learning).
By Tom Riley, Arthur Watson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Number Of Pages: 306
  • Publication Date: 1987-07-29
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0471913944
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780471913948
Product Description:

In recent years electrochemistry has undergone a revival, particularly in its analytical applications. As a non- destructive method, with rapid response times and low detection levels, polarography is now in competition with other methods of analysis, such as spectrophotometry and AAS. A wide range of voltammetric techniques are introduced providing sufficient information for an understanding of the basic theory. Practical aspects and the scope of each technique are explored using features they have in common, such as electrode and solution behaviour and electrical circuitry. Many examples of the electrochemical behaviour of individual compounds or classes of compounds are also included in the form of illustrations.



Biochemical Calculations: How to Solve Mathematical Problems in General Biochemistry, 2nd Edition

Biochemical Calculations: How to Solve Mathematical Problems in General Biochemistry, 2nd Edition.
By Irwin H. Segel
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • Publication Date: 1976-01-21
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0471774219
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780471774211
Product Description:

Designed to supplement and complement any standard biochemistry text or lecture notes, this book helps provide a balanced picture of modern biochemistry by use of elementary mathematics in understanding properties and behavior of biological molecules. It provides a balanced picture of modern biochemistry by using elementary mathematics to explore the properties and behavior of biological molecules. The text discusses such topics as:

Aqueous Solutions and Acid-Base Chemistry Chemistry of Biological Molecules Bioenergetics Enzymes Spectrophotometry and Other Optical Methods Isotopes in Biochemistry. Sample problems are solved completely in a step-by-step manner, and the answer to all practice problems are given at the end of the book. With Biochemical Calculations, 2nd Edition , students will gain confidence in their ability to handle mathematical problems, discovering that biochemistry is more than memorization of structures and pathways. Summary: Good bookRating: 5I received this book for the class. It helpful book for understanding and use typically rules for solve biochemical problems.Summary: The book is really goodRating: 5This book is definitely the best to read for anyone who deals with buffers biological systems protein purifications and so on. It reveals a lot of details so important for a practical chemist to know. The information inside of this book will definitely help you to save your time and money. It will in a very good and understandable way explain the most intricate questions. It can possibly change your vision of numerous key processes. One of the best advantages is that there is very little "water " in this book - you won't have to read 100 pages to get to the main idea. Really recommend to the chemistry majors. Summary: Theching Quantitative BiochemistryRating: 5As a biochemistry teacher, I find that a large number of our students are defficient in their quantitative skills. This is because many of them are biology majors, who do not have the best math background. This relatively inexpensive volume bridges the math gap for these students. It also provides the teacher with tools that increase his efficiency in dealing with the problem, without taking too much time away from the materials in the course syllabus. Although it is an older book, there is no modern replacement for what it does.Summary: Still Valuable After All These YearsRating: 5I have taught Biochemistry and Enzymology at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 20 years, and have recommended this book every year, to every student. Although the field of biochemistry has changed greatly during this time period, certain fundamental concepts have not changed at all, and remain central to a true understanding of how to do biochemistry. These include acid/base chemistry, energetics, enzyme kinetics, spectrophotometry, and isotopes. Of these, the first three gnerally give beginning (and even some advanced)students the most difficulty. In "Biochemical Calculations" Dr. Segel provides excellent explanations of the most important aspects of these topics. He provides example problems, with the answers worked out in detail, and then at the end of each chapter he provides numerous practice problems (along with the answer). I know of no other source of such a variety of practice problems covering these topics. Any student who expends the effort to work through these problems will certainly gain the confidence to tackle the common quantitative problems associated with biochemistry. Clearly this is not intended to be a biochemistry textbook, but rather a supplemental resource, to be used to more fully understand the topics covered in the early chapters of all current biochemistry texts.Summary: Wretched...Rating: 2This is an essential book for anyone looking to practice biochemical problems -- if only for the reason that books with as many practice problems are hard to find. If you're a true biochemist and love the subject ad will continue on with graduate work or careers in biochemistry, this may be the book for you. For everyone else... probably not. This book is very minimalist. No frills. It has an answer key to the practice problems but lacks any explainations to the answer. Reviews of the material covered in the book are scant at best and very technical. Few examples from real biochemical situations in living organisms are used. It does nothing to make you interested in the subject. The book also uses units such as normality (N) and Calories (C) rather than molarity (M) and Joules (J), the more modern and internationally accepted units of biochemical equations. I have also encountered typos and mistakes in the book in my studies. The only reason why this book is still published is that there are few other books available that offer so many practice problems. If you're looking for practice on any possible biochemical calculation, buy this book. When you're done with it, compost it. Or get $2 back by selling it to the local college bookstore. Biochemical Calculations wouldn't be so bad if a new edition would be written. Biology is a rapidly changing science, and a book that is now going on 25 years old can't compete with the newer and more reader friendly texts.