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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Satyendra Nath Bose -- His Life And Times: Selected Works

Satyendra Nath Bose -- His Life And Times: Selected Works (With Commentary).
Publisher: World Scientific | ISBN: 9812790705 | edition 2009 | PDF | 512 pages | 22,3 mb

Satyendra Nath Bose became a legendary figure of science in the 20th century in India with his revolutionary discovery on the nature of radiation. Despite the association with Einstein, however, little is known about him outside of India. This book highlights the remarkable intellect and the extraordinary personality of Bose set against the backdrop of a rich Bengali cultural tradition and British-Indian politics. Unlike other books covering the significance of Bose's discovery, this book describes his diverse scientific contributions to India's scientific community by bringing together selected articles and addresses by Bose as well as contributions from some well-known scientists on the many-faceted life of Bose, thus making it a truly unique volume.

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Dictionary of Weighing Terms: A Guide to the Terminology of Weighing

Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos, "Dictionary of Weighing Terms: A Guide to the Terminology of Weighing".
Springer | 2009-12-01 | ISBN: 3642020135 | 269 pages | PDF | 19,4 MB

This Dictionary of Weighing Terms is a comprehensive practical guide to the terminology of weighing for all users of weighing instruments in industry and science. It explains more than 1000 terms associated with weighing technology and related areas; numerous illustrations assist understanding. The Dictionary of Weighing Terms is a joint work of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) (the German Federal Institute of Physics and Metrology) and METTLER TOLEDO, the weighing instruments manufacturer. It contains terms relating to the following topics:

Fundamentals of weighing

• Definitions of terms

• Physical weighing principles

• Function and construction of weighing instruments

• Types of weighing instruments

Applications of weighing instruments

• Weighing methods

• Operation of weighing instruments

• Restrictions on the use of weighing instruments

International standards

Legal requirements for weighing instruments

• European Directives

• Verification regulations

Weighing accuracy

• Specifications of weighing instruments

• Weighing accuracy and uncertainty

• Air buoyancy.


Roadmap to the E-Factory

Roadmap to the E-Factory.
Publisher: AUERBACH | pages: 264 | 2001 | ISBN: 0849300991 | PDF | 12 mb

As manufacturing control systems converge with manufacturing automation systems and systems supporting the back office, IT managers in manufacturing companies are being asked to oversee all their company's IT-including the manufacturing systems. Roadmap to the E-Factory explains what the IT manager needs to know about these unfamiliar systems. It discusses the information value chain, a concept which demonstrates how all computing resources contribute to the success of a manufacturing organization. The material also demonstrates the strategic value of IT, and it includes recommendations for managing the computing resources of a global manufacturing enterprise.An authoritative text on IT, manufacturing, and control systems, Roadmap to the E-Factory provides detailed information on:oe-companiesoe-commerceo Lean manufacturingoSupply chain managementoERPoOperationsoEmerging trendsIn addition to helping you gain a basic understanding of manufacturing systems, Roadmap to the E-Factory shows you how IT systems can most effectively support these systems and provides you with a set of recommendations that enables you to derive maximum benefit from them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry.
By Gary D. Christian

  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Number Of Pages: 848
  • Publication Date: 2003-03-14
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0471214728
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780471214724

Product Description:

This text is designed for the one-term Quantitative Analysis/Analytical Chemisty course for students majoring in Chemistry and related fields. It deals with principles and techniques of quantitative analysis. Examples of analytical techniques are drawn from such areas as life sciences, clinical chemistry, air and water pollution, and industrial analyses. The Sixth Edition is extensively revised and updated with a more modern flavor and a new, two-color design.



Asymmetric Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles

Asymmetric Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles.
By Jacques Royer, H. P. Husson

Publisher: Wiley-VCH
  • Number Of Pages: 425
  • Publication Date: 2009-05-26
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3527320369
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783527320363
Product Description:

Here, all aspects of the topic are presented in a compact manner. The book is clearly structured, and divided into two sections -- asymmetric synthesis of heterocycles containing only one nitrogen and that of those with more than one nitrogen as a heteroatom -- such that the necessary information may be found at a glance. The international team of authors provides important experimental procedures, including industrial applications.
Essential for synthetic chemists in pharmaceutical and agrochemical chemistry.



Targeted Regulatory Writing Techniques: Clinical Documents for Drugs and Biologics

Targeted Regulatory Writing Techniques: Clinical Documents for Drugs and Biologics.
By Linda Fossati Wood, MaryAnn Foote

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
  • Number Of Pages: 237
  • Publication Date: 2008-12-05
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3764383615
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783764383619
Product Description:

At last! The book for anyone who writes regulatory documents or wishes to learn more about writing regulatory documents for the biopharmaceutical industry. Targeted Regulatory Writing Techniques: Clinical Documentation for Drugs and Biologics, written by 2 well-known regulatory writers with a combined 40 years experience, provides detailed information on ‘targeted’ writing. Many books, papers, and Web sites provide information on what needs to be written and submitted to regulatory authorities, but this comprehensive book shows you how to approach the writing task in a logical process that permits rapid completion of writing.

Targeted Regulatory Writing Techniques is the first comprehensive book of regulatory writing for the biopharmaceutical industry, and covers specific documents types, as well as submission to all major regions of the world. The book provides a ‘targeted’ method of document development -- a way of planning for information flow that maximizes efficiency and speed to submission. The book has a hands-on approach to identifying methods that quickly determine which document is required, how to write it, and how it fits into submission types. The authors share their experiences with numerous ‘Lessons Learned’ side bars of information.

Targeted Regulatory Writing Techniques takes the reader from regulatory writing fundamentals, templates, and style guides through source documents (protocols and clinical study reports) to integrated documents (investigator’s brochures, IMPD. ISS, ISE, and informed consents) to global submissions in Europe, Japan, and the United States. The comprehensive appendices provide examples of checklists, actual documents, and the submission forms required for Japan. An extensive glossary of terms is included.

In summary,Targeted Regulatory Writing Techniques: Clinical Documentation for Drugs and Biologics offers a quick start up for the discipline, including regulatory context within which writing is performed.



Ionic Liquids IV: Not Just Solvents Anymore

John F Brennecke, Robin D Rogers, Kenneth R, "Ionic Liquids IV: Not Just Solvents Anymore"
Oxford University Press, USA | 2007 | ISBN: 0841274452 | 434 pages | PDF | 38 MB

Ionic Liquids (ILs) are now a world-wide phenomenon and have emerged from being viewed only as novel replacements for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) traditionally used as industrial solvents, into designer materials with incredible untapped potential in a wide variety of fundamental scientific and technological areas. The current series of ACS symposia dedicated to ionic liquids and the resulting books are intended to change the way people think about ionic liquids and introduce the international audience to the many new possible applications for ionic liquids. The presentations and chapters will delve more deeply into the fundamental nature of ionic liquids responsible for their fascinating behavior.

What Every New Manager Needs to Know: Making a Successful Transition to Management

Gerard H. Gaynor, "What Every New Manager Needs to Know: Making a Successful Transition to Management"
AMACOM 2003 | ISBN-10: 081447179X| 256 Pages | PDF | 1,1MB

Companies depend on the ability of managers to fulfill organizational vision and meet crucial objectives. But without a firm grasp of critical management competencies, new managers' own futures -- as well as the company's -- can be at serious risk.

What Every New Manager Needs to Know gives readers the skills they need to excel in their new responsibilities, such as managing the relationship between individual and team performance, making key people decisions like hiring, coaching and evaluating, developing budgets, and mastering the skills of project management. The book explores the key roles managers must take on in different situations, and answers fundamental questions like:

* What does it mean to be a manager? * What work can be delegated to others? * When is it -- and isn't it -- appropriate to take on an active leadership role?

Featuring examples and stories, What Every New Manager Needs to Know shows newly appointed managers how to think outside the cubicle and excel in their new roles.


Biotechnology, 2nd Edition, Volume 9: Enzymes, Biomass, Food and Feed by Gerald Reed, Tilak W. Nagodawithana
Wiley-VCH | 1996 | ISBN: 3527283196 | 804 pages | PDF | 56.8 MB

This volume examines the classical aspects of biotechnology: the application of biological principles for the purpose of converting foodstuffs into more palatable, nutritious or stable foods.
Four distinct, but related areas are covered in detail: enzymes, biomass production, food fermentations and feed fermentations. Particular attention is paid to the analytical uses of enzymes. Moreover, food fermentations are treated on a world-wide basis, from pickles to the Korean kimchi.
Topics included are: Production of Enzymes as Fine Chemicals - Nutritional Value of Microbial Biomass - Baked Goods - Baker's Yeast Production - Carbohydrate-Based Sweeteners - Wine and Brandy - Brewing - Cheese - Vinegar - Indigenous Fermented Foods - Fermented Feeds and Feed Supplements

Chemical Reagents, Their Purity And Tests

Chemical Reagents, Their Purity And Tests
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Chemical Reagents, Their Purity And Tests.
Publisher: Frederiksen Press | Pages: 264 | 2007-09-10 | ISBN 140678124X | DJVU | 13 MB


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Particle Size Analysis In Pharmaceutics And Other Industries(Re-Post)

Particle Size Analysis In Pharmaceutics And Other Industries: Theory And Practice (Ellis Horwood Books in the Biological Sciences)
Publisher: CRC | ISBN: 0136516130 | edition 1992 | PDF | 243 pages | 2,7 mb

My intention in writing this book is to provide an introduction to the theory, and especially the practice, of particle size analysis. The idea originated from the frequent
complaints of my undergraduate and postgraduate students of the absence of a suitable up to date text in this area; my series of lectures on this subject given at Nottingham formed a core for the book, which has of course been considerably expanded. I would hope that the lectures themselves have also benefited from the writing of the book! The emphasis is.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins

Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins.
By Andreas D. Baxevanis, B. F. Francis Ouellette
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 2 Sub edition | 2001 | 740 Pages | ISBN: 0471383902 | PDF | 8.82 MB

Bioinformatics Computing

Bioinformatics Computing.
By Bryan Bergeron
Publisher: Course Technology PTR | 2002 | 439 Pages | ISBN: 0131008250 | PDF | 5.20 MB

Bioinformatics Computing is a practical guide to computing in the growing field of Bioinformatics (the study of how information is represented and transmitted in biological systems, starting at the molecular level). This book brings life scientists at every level - from students to research directors - up to speed in computational techniques that apply directly to their work. The life science community needs a practical guide that illustrates the computer science advances that have been made in the past several decades in areas of computer visualization, large database designs, machine learning and other forms of advanced pattern matching, statistical methods, and distributed computing techniques. In addition to exploring general information technology issues, each chapter identifies technologies and approaches on the near horizon that will have a significant impact on bioinformatics, and introduces some of the global, societal issues that will likely define bioinformatics developments in the future.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nanostructured Materials, Second Edition: Processing, Properties and Applications By Carl C. Koc

Nanostructured Materials, Second Edition: Processing, Properties and Applications
By Carl C. Koch.

Publisher: William Andrew Publishing
  • Number Of Pages: 784
  • Publication Date: 2007-12-17
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0815515340
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780815515340

Product Description:

Nanostructured materials are one of the highest profile classes of materials in science and engineering today, and will continue to be well into the future. Potential applications are widely varied, including washing machine sensors, drug delivery devices to combat avian flu, and more efficient solar panels. Broad and multidisciplinary, the field includes multilayer films, atomic clusters, nanocrystalline materials, and nanocomposites having remarkable variations in fundamental electrical, optic, and magnetic properties.

Nanostructured Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications, 2nd Edition is an extensive update to the exceptional first edition snapshot of this rapidly advancing field. Retaining the organization of the first edition, Part 1 covers the important synthesis and processing methods for the production of nanocrystalline materials. Part 2 focuses on selected properties of nanostructured materials. Potential or existing applications are described as appropriate throughout the book. The second edition has been updated throughout for the latest advances and includes two additional chapters.



Comprehensive water analysis

Comprehensive water analysis.
By T. R Crompton

  • Publisher: Elsevier Applied Science
  • Number Of Pages:
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1851667512
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781851667512

Product Description:

This book brings together in one place all available information on the determination of metals, organics, organometallic compounds, anions, cations, dissolved gases, radioactive substances and miscellaneous determinands in natural and treated waters.



Preparing for your ACS examination in organic chemistry: The official guide By I. Dwaine Eubanks

Preparing for your ACS examination in organic chemistry: The official guide
By I. Dwaine Eubanks.

  • Publisher: American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education, Examinations Institute
  • Number Of Pages: 170
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0970804210
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780970804211

Hazop & Hazan: Identifying and Assessing Process Industry Hazards, Fouth Edition

Hazop & Hazan: Identifying and Assessing Process Industry Hazards, Fouth Edition.
By Trevor A. Kletz

  • Publisher: CRC/
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 1999-09-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1560328584
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781560328582
Product Description:

Provides the basics of applying hazard and operability study (Hazop) and hazard analysis (Hazan), which were developed to identify and assess hazards in the process industries. Provides essential reading for everyone who needs to know about process safet.



Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel winner does not own a car, cycles to work

Instead of pursuing a career in scientific research, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry with two others, would perhaps have practised medicine, but for a sudden impromptu trip of his father.

More than four decades ago, Venkatraman, then a Baroda resident, got the national talent award after finishing his high school. Venkatraman, known as Venky to his friends and colleagues, also got admission at the Baroda Medical College.

His parents, father C V Ramakrishnan and mother Rajalakshmi, themselves scientists, wanted their son to take up medicine, not science.

"You know what, this kid refused to study medicine. When I had gone out of Baroda for some work, my son quietly went to Baroda University, instead of the medical college, to enroll himself in undergraduate studies in physics," senior Ramakrishnan, who now lives in Seattle, recalled as he spoke with rediff.com.

The parents, however, did not push him to become a doctor, though the senior believes Venky would have obliged if they did.

They just reconciled themselves to what they thought would be the uncertainties of the career of their would-be-researcher son.

Venky himself said that although he was exposed to science at an early stage in his life thanks to his parents, and did not want to study medicine, his parents did not push him to become a medical doctor.

His early interest in science, and following his completion of the undergraduate degree in Physics from Baroda, brought him to the US where he did PhD in Physics from Ohio University followed by a masters in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

Since then he had not looked back.

"Right since his school days Venky was good at mathematics and physics and wanted to go into details of everything that he would study," the proud father said.

Venkatraman, who has been a visiting scientist at MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology at Cambridge, England , was given the Nobel Prize for his studies of the structure and function of the ribosome, a structure in each cell of the human body that synthesizes proteins.

Venky, who started working on ribosome since 1978 and the other two co-Nobel laureates, Thomas A Steitz of Yale University and Ada E Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, worked out in different areas and completely worked out the structure of ribosome.

What does it spell for humankind?

The senior Venkatraman, who started the bio-chemistry department at Baroda University way back in the late 1950s, said that the work done by his son and two other scientists is going to open up new vistas for pathogenic infections in human bodies.

In a customary interview with the editor-in-chief of the Nobelprize.org, Ramakrishnan said one of the first things that the researchers did was to try and determine the structure with antibiotics, with known ones that bind to ribosome.

'Those gave us a very good idea of how they interacted with ribosome and a good idea of why certain mutations would cause resistance and how you might design better antibiotics,' he said.

None of the three researchers worked in collaboration but had occasional meetings to discuss what they were doing in their respective fields.

How does the father, who once discouraged his son from pursuing scientific research, feel now?

"Of course, I am proud and happy that he has made it. You know what, those days in India – my wife and I were from lower middle-class families -- the belief was that a good career meant either to be an engineer or a doctor and without that children would not have a decent life, nor would they earn much. The thought used to be influenced more by economics than anything else," 83-year-old Ramakrishnan said.

Venky's career in scientific research had taken many unexpected turns. Even after he chose to study science, perhaps he would not have been where he is today but for a decision that he took soon after his PhD.

Venky, who started as a theoretical physicist, decided after his doctoral thesis that many more interesting things were happening outside of Physics.

'My PhD work was on a problem that was not particularly interesting to me at the time. I used to subscribe to Scientific American and I found that there were all these wonderful discoveries happening in biology and I also knew that a number of physicians had gone into biology and been successful. So I decided to switch,' he said.

And that brought him into the world of Ribosome Structure and function.

Although he has been working for over three decades on it, Venky perhaps never believed that he was a candidate for a Nobel prize.

"When the Secretary of the Nobel Committee called my son in London,he said 'you must be kidding with me and trying to fool me," his father said.

The reason Venky thought so, the father explained, was that during this season when Nobel Laureates are selected, a lot of their friends make prank calls speaking in Swedish accent and trying to fool people.

"My son did not believe what he heard from the secretary until he spoke to the chairman of the Nobel Committee," he said. Nor did he.

The senior Venkatraman got phone calls from local news papers 'wanting to talk to his son who has got a Nobel Prize' late at night without knowing that the latter does not live in Seattle.

But he did not believe any of then until he asked them 'hundreds of questions' and was fully satisfied that his son actually got the Nobel Prize.

"A few hours later when Venky called his father to give him the good news, the senior told him that there was 'no excitement ' as he has already come to know about it.

"My son, who did not want to wake me up in the middle of the night, just laughed," he said.

The father described his son as well his daughter Lalita Ramakrishna, a professor at the Infectious Diseases Center at the University of Seattle Medical Center, who is more into research than medical practice as people leading a simple and ordinary life.

He said Venky does not own a car and goes to work in bicycle. "He keeps a low profile. He is very helpful to people, especially young people, and will help them whether in terms of giving advice for their studies and above all he is very friendly with people," he said.

"He always keeps a very low profile and that is how he has been since he was a child," he said.

Has his Nobel laureate son done anything apart from being steeped into research?

The father said that Venky and his sister have been avid bicyclers and love trekking.

"Venky would go up to 25 miles bicycling. He is very interested in nature. So is his sister," he said.

Both Venky and his sister, according to the father, have a benevolent streak. They both donate money to UNICEF, Ramakrishna Mission, of which their parents are great followers and to Doctors without Borders. Then he spills a secret.

"I do not think he is a very spiritually oriented person," he said in response to a question in the context of his son's philanthropy. "He just likes to help people."

Despite being in scientific research that consumes much of his time, the Nobel Laureate also finds time for gastronomical indulgence.Let me tell you this as well. My son, who is a vegetarian as is his wife who is an American, loves to cook Indian vegetarian food every Sunday despite his busy work schedule. He just loves it."



SEATTLE: Aside the obligatory stories of initial disbelief on being informed that he had won the Nobel Prize (“Is this a crank call? Good Swedish
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan's family
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan's family
accent you have there!”), there was the family drama – or lack of it – when the news sank in.

Venkatraman “Venky” Ramakrishnan (“Ambi” to family) figured it was too early to call his father and sister in Seattle, where it was 2 a.m. local time, to tell them the good news. His daughter Tanya, a physician in Portland, Oregon, was in the same time zone, and his son Raman, a professional cellist, was traveling on the road and incommunicado.

Why, he could not even tell his wife Vera, because she was out walking in their Cambridge neighborhood and she did not have a cell phone. Yeah, that is typical of the family. The Nobel winner does not own a car and rides a bicycle to work.

But back in Seattle, Prof C.V.Ramakrishnan’s phone started ringing off the hook at 2 a.m. because son Ambi had listed his father’s home as his U.S address. A CBS reporter was the first to call. “Are you sure it’s Venky who has won?” the Prof, himself a distinguished academic (he founded the bio-chem department at Baroda’s M.S.University in 1955), recalls asking. “There are so many Ramakrishnans even in the U.S.”

He asked them to call Lalitha, Venky’s sister, a microbiologist at the University of Washington, who lives just down the street from him in Seattle’s university area. She asked the reporter who else had won, even as her husband Mark Troll, a chemist, booted up the computer to check the headlines. Told the names of the American and Israeli co-winners, she sighed, “I guess it’s true. They are his colleagues and rivals in the same field.”

By the time Venky phoned at dawn, they were ahead of the curve. Friends, colleagues, peers, had already been calling from all over the world. The rest of the day passed in a whirl. When your correspondent tootled down to join the family for dinner, the table was overflowing with half-dozen desserts – three that Prof CVR himself had made (mango ice cream, pear ice cream, and shrikand), plus guests bringing in kheer, gulab jamun, and rasmalai.

There are no medals, scrolls, or citations in dad’s spare home, but memories and familial annotations of Venky’s genius are rich. There is banter about congratulatory calls from long-forgotten rivals and contemporaries, and jokes about the media scrum. Lalitha’s school-going daughter Maya (Venky’s niece) who’s momentarily rebelled against science in a family steeped in it (she prefers music and fashion) is mulling her career options now, while her brother Rajan looks like keeping the family tradition going as he furiously does his math homework at the dinner table.

In fact, looks like it’s the family eco-system, as much as the environment at universities in California, Ohio, Utah, and Cambridge, wich Venky has traversed, that has propelled him to Nobel heights. His mother, the late Rajalakshmi Ramakrishnan, was his father’s peer and contemporary for much of her academic life, and it was natural that his sister, is daughter, his brother-in-law are all wedded to science.

The one exception is Raman, a graduate of Juilliard School of Music and a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, although the exactitude needed of a cello and cellist might also qualify him to be a scientist. On this balmy evening in Seattle, family chatter veers around to what will be Venky’s first priority in spending the Nobel prize money (one-third of $ 1.4 million) – to buy a car or a new cello for Raman, who’s playing with a commonplace $ 12,000 instrument. A good Stradivarius, mind you, can cost as much as $ 200,000.

For a Nobel laureate who rides a bicycle to work that should be a no-brainer.

The Times of India

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Winning with the Boss from Hell

Winning with the Boss from Hell.
Ecw Press | English | 2004-05-01 | ISBN: 1550226321 | 180 pages | PDF | 4.5 MB

This job survival guide offers real-life strategies for dealing with the officious boss. Employees are introduced to the FIRST approach, which advocates flying below the radar, ignoring, retraining, standing one's ground, and talking turkey. Practical tactics are provided for dealing with a wide range of unique and nasty bosses, including "Covering Your Butt 101," "Making Molehills out of Mountains," and "The Straw Man Strategy." These tips will help any employee deal with a difficult boss, whether ignorant, foul, rude, selfish, loud, obnoxious, abrasive, incompetent, impatient, incoherent, embarrassing, smelly, mean-spirited, sexist, or disrespectful, or any combination thereof.

A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time .
Publisher: Bantam | ISBN: 0553380168 | edition 1998 | PDF | 224 pages | 1,4 mb

Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help nonscientists understand the questions being asked by scientists today: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? Hawking attempts to reveal these questions (and where we're looking for answers) using a minimum of technical jargon. Among the topics gracefully covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time, and physicists' search for a grand unifying theory. This is deep science; these concepts are so vast (or so tiny) as to cause vertigo while reading, and one can't help but marvel at Hawking's ability to synthesize this difficult subject for people not used to thinking about things like alternate dimensions. The journey is certainly worth taking, for, as Hawking says, the reward of understanding the universe may be a glimpse of "the mind of God."


A Practical Guide to Supramolecular Chemistry by Peter Cragg

A Practical Guide to Supramolecular Chemistry by Peter Cragg.
Publisher: Wiley | November 18, 2005 | ISBN: 0470866543 | Pages: 214 | PDF | 13 MB

A Practical Guide to Supramolecular Chemistry is an introductory manual of practical experiments for chemists with little or no prior experience of supramolecular chemistry. Syntheses are clearly presented to facilitate the preparation of acyclic and macrocyclic compounds frequently encountered in supramolecular chemistry using straightforward experimental procedures.

Many of the compounds can be used to illustrate classic supramolecular phenomena, for which clear directions are given, or may be developed further as part of the reader's own research. The book also describes techniques commonly used in the analysis of supramolecular behaviour, including computational methods, with many detailed examples.

An invaluable reference for students and researchers in the field embarking on supramolecular chemistry projects and looking for a 'tried and tested' route into the chemistry of key compounds.

An introductory guide to practical syntheses focusing on supramolecular chemistry.

Fully referenced introductions explain the historical and contemporary importance of each compound

Supplementary website including 3D molecular structures, FAQ's about syntheses and suggestions for further experiments.


Advanced Catalysts and Nanostructured Materials

William R. Moser, "Advanced Catalysts and Nanostructured Materials" .
Academic Press | 1996 | ISBN: 0125084609 | 592 pages | PDF | 36,9 MB

The time has come for an assessment of the most important techniques for the fabrication of advanced catalysts. Catalyst production alone is more than a billion dollar business each year, and the product value of chemical processes using advanced catalysts is a few trillion dollars annually. This book seeks to provide a modern, materials science account of the best and most current techniques for the synthesis of advanced catalytic materials.
Until now, there has been no single book which contains a definitive and comprehensive description of the important technologies for catalyst synthesis within the context of modern materials science. Academic researchers both in the catalytic sciences and materials sciences must have the best synthesis technologies available to accomplish the preparation of solid-state materials of specific structure and morphology. Althugh the emphasis is on new synthetic techniques for catalytic applications, the bookpresents all of the important technologies for the fabrication of electronic and structural ceramics, and superconductors.

Key Features
* Novel Techniques for Advanced Materials
* Nanostructured Materials Synthesis
* Mesoporous Molecular Sieves
* Pillared Clays
* Heteropoly Acids
* Nanostructured Supported Metal Catalysts
* Nanostructured Metal Oxide Catalysts and Materials
* Nanostructured Zeolite Materials
* Vapor Phase Materials Synthesis
* Sonochemical Materials Synthesis
* Aerosol Methods of Catalyst Synthesis
* Hydrodynamic Cavitational Techniques for Catalyst and Materials Synthesis
* Novel Sol-Gel Methods for Catalyst Synthesis
* Supercritical Methods for Materials Synthesis
* Liquid Crystal Techniques for Mesoporous Materials
* Micelle Techniques for Nanostructured Catalyst Preparation
* Fluidized Bed Techniques in Chemical Vapor Deposition
* Flame Methods of Advanced Catalyst Synthesis.