Catalysis Volume 29

Chemistry

Catalysis: Volume 29 by James Spivey, Yi-Fan Han, Minghua Qiao, Philippe Vernoux, Prashant Deshlahra, Eranda Nikolla, David William Flaherty, Jesse Hensley, Songbo He, Todd J. Toops
Liquid Crystal Dimers
Godfrey Tunnicliff, Christopher D. Cash, “Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate: Molecular,Functional and Clinical Aspects”
Polyelectrolytes : Theory, Properties and Applications
Handbook of Research on Nanomaterials, Nanochemistry and Smart Materials

Catalysis: Volume 29 by James Spivey, Yi-Fan Han, Minghua Qiao, Philippe Vernoux, Prashant Deshlahra, Eranda Nikolla, David William Flaherty, Jesse Hensley, Songbo He, Todd J. Toops

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1782629564 | 366 Pages | PDF | 17.3 MB

Catalysts are required for a variety of applications and industrialists and academics are increasingly challenged to find cost effective and environmentally benign catalysts to use. This volume looks at modern approaches to catalysis and reviews the extensive literature on areas such as electrochemical promotion of catalysis, biodiesel-based metals on emission control devices, deoxygenation of fatty acids and transitioning rationally designed catalytic materials to real world catalysts produced on a commercial scale.

Liquid Crystal Dimers

Cambridge | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1107157595 | 270 pages | PDF | 21.63 mb

by Sandeep Kumar (Author), Santanu Kumar Pal (Author)
This book covers in-depth discussion of design principles, synthesis and thermal behavior of all types of liquid crystal (LC) dimers. The text presents recent advances in the field of LC dimers consisting of different mesogenic units such as calamitic, discotic and bent-core molecules. It starts with a chapter on the introduction of liquid crystal dimers, including their odd-even behavior, basic classification of dimers and common mesophases in dimers. The text shows how the molecular architectures are being used to develop new materials to study a range of interesting phenomena such as the biaxial nematic phase containing rod-like and disc-like mesogenic units. Finally, the text presents perspectives related to technological relevance of these dimers such as dopants in LC display mixtures exhibiting faster relaxation time, strong flexoelectric coupling and others to effect control over the properties of these materials.

Godfrey Tunnicliff, Christopher D. Cash, “Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate: Molecular,Functional and Clinical Aspects”

2002 | pages: 316 | ISBN: 0415284996 | PDF | 3,4 mb

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) has come a long way since early experiments in animals where it was found to induce a sleep-like state and from its use in general anaesthesia in human subjects. It has been found to be a naturally-occurring compound in the brain, a metabolite of GABA, the emerging ubiquitous inhibitory neurotransmitter. This has opened up a completely new line of research in an effort to establish a function for GHB.
Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate: Pharmacological and Functional Aspects has brought together the combined expertise of many of the leading authorities on the biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of GHB in the central nervous system. Each chapter is an in-depth review of the field and the book itself will appeal to all neurobiologists interested in neurotransmitter mechanisms, as well as to clinicians and other health-care workers interested in this fascinating chemical.

Polyelectrolytes : Theory, Properties and Applications

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1634858360 | 130 Pages | PDF | 4.6 MB

In this book, Chapter One discusses the structural properties and phase behavior of neutral and partially charged diblock copolymers in solution. Chapter Two presents a comprehensive study of the complex physico-chemistry associated with the adsorption of polyelectrolyte layers, both single layer or multilayers formed for oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, onto solid surface, paying special attention to the adsorption of polyelectrolytes onto charged surfaces. Chapter Three presents the complexation of the linear, inherently hydrophobic, anionic polyelectrolyte poly[sodium(sulfamate/carboxylate)isoprene] (SCPI) with the cationic surfactant dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide (DTMAB), studied mainly by light scattering methods.

Handbook of Research on Nanomaterials, Nanochemistry and Smart Materials

English | 2013 | ISBN: 1619425254 | 406 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

The collection of topics in this book aims to reflect the diversity of recent advances in nanomaterials, nanochemistry and smart materials with a broad perspective which may be useful for scientists as well as for graduate students and engineers. The book offers scope for academics, researchers, and engineering professionals to present their research and development works that have potential for applications in several disciplines of engineering and science. Contributions range from new methods to novel applications of existing methods to gain understanding of the material and/or structural behavior of new and advanced systems. This book presents leading-edge research from around the world in these dynamic fields.

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