New Nanoscience and Soft Matter Books

Just published in the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

NanodiamondNanodiamond edited by Oliver Williams
The first comprehensive book on nanodiamonds with contributions from leading experts in the field.

Nanofabrication and its Application in Renewable Energy edited by Gang Zhang and Navin Manjooran
This edited work presents approaches to the fabrication of nanomaterials for energy applications, such as photovoltaics, semiconductors, and thermoelectrics.

New for the RSC Soft Matter Series:

Hydrogels in Cell-Based TherapiesHydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies edited by Che J Connon and Ian W Hamley
Leading experts provide a comprehensive overview of recent progress in the synthesis of different hydrogels and their biomedical applications.

Don’t forget you can access the front matter, table of contents and the first chapter of all the books in these Book Series for free.

Look out for other forthcoming materials science books:

Semiconductor Quantum Dots edited by Mark Green
Metal Nanoparticles for Catalysis edited by Franklin (Feng) Tao
Phosphorus-Based Polymers edited by Sophie Monge and Ghislain David
Mechanochromic Fluorescent Materials edited by Jiarui Xu and Zhenguo Chi

Meet the Commissioning Editor

Attending the Spring MRS meeting in San Francisco? Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle will be there Mon 21 April – Wed 22 April, please contact her if you would like to arrange a meeting.

Interested in writing a book? Contact the Materials Books Commissioning Editor, Leanne Marle for more information about publishing books with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Parkinson’s Disease

Affecting over 1.5 million people across the world, Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition. It affects 1.5% of the global population over 65 years of age. As life expectancy is increasing, over the next few years the number of patients with Parkinson´s disease will grow exponentially. To date, there are no available treatments that are capable of curing Parkinson´s disease, and the current goal of therapy, dopamine replacement strategies, is to reduce symptoms.

Today is World Parkinson’s Disease Day – a day for raising awareness and for educating the community of its causes, symptoms and the medical/surgical treatment methods available. The first World Parkinson’s Disease Day, which commemorated the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, also saw the launch of the EPDA’s Charter for People with Parkinson’s. More than 30 Parkinson’s organisations around the world united on the same day to support the Charter.

To support the work of researchers in industry and academia involved in drug discovery for Parkinson’s Disease, the Royal Society of Chemistry recently published Emerging Drugs and Targets for Parkinson’s Disease, edited by Ana Martinez and Carmen Gil.

“Altogether, I can recommend this volume of the excellent RSC Drug Discovery Series to medicinal chemists, (chemical) biologists and pharmacologists interested in drug development for Parkinson’s Disease” Prof. Christa E. Muller, ChemMedChem

Find out more about the RSC Drug Discovery Series at  http://rsc.li/drug-discoveryor email framer@rsc.org

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Hanafy Ismail wins best poster at RSC BMCS Meeting

RSC_BMCS_Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Toxcity of Functional Groups

The prizewinner, Hanafy Ismail, with Dr Andrew Stachulsk of the Organising Committee

The recent Royal Society of Chemistry Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector Meeting on new perspectives in DMPK was held at The Chemistry Centre, Burlington House, in London.

Hanafy Ismail, University of Liverpool, was awarded the prize for the best flash presentation and poster, which was entitled ‘Probing Molecular Targets of the Endoperoxides: A Proteomic Approach’.

Hanafy was awarded with a book from the RSC Drug Discovery Series, Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Toxicity of Functional Groups: Impact of Chemical Building Blocks on ADMET, Edited by Dennis A Smith.

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RSC Books at the SOT Annual Meeting & ToxExpo

The RSC are exhibiting at this year’s SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo  in Pheonix later this month, and there will be a range of books and journals on display at our stand.  I will be at Exhibition Booth #1540 during the ToxExpo with Marie Cote, Deputy Editor of Toxicology Research.

Email me if you are attending and would like to arrange a meeting. I would be delighted to meet you!

Here’s just a few of the titles that will be on display from our Issues in Toxicology and RSC Drug Discovery Book Series:

Environmental Cardiology

Aruni Bhatnagar (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-84973-005-1

Mark Cronin (Author), Judith Madden (Author), Steven Enoch (Author), David Roberts (Author)
ISBN: 978-1-84973-384-7

Alan G E Wilson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-84973-051-8

You can find all of our recently published books on our website, and you can access the front matter, table of contents and the first chapter of all the books in our Book Series for free.

I look forward to meeting you this March!

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New books covering the latest smart materials

New titles in the RSC Smart Materials Series include:

Magnetorheology: Advances and Applications edited by Norman Wereley, University of Maryland, USA

Leading experts provide a timely overview of the key developments in the physics, chemistry and uses of magnetorheological fluids.

Look out for forthcoming books in the Series:

Mechanochromic Fluorescent Materials: Phenomena, Materials and Applications edited by Jiarui Xu and Zhenguo Chi, Sun Yat-sen University, China

An introduction to the concept of mechanofluorochromism and the variety of applications of this group of materials.

Functional Nanometer-Sized Clusters of Transition Metals: Synthesis, Properties and Applications edited by Wei Chen, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Shaowei Chen, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Edited by active researchers in the area, the book provides a valuable reference for researchers in the area of functional nanomaterials.

Read the latest title in the RSC Soft Matter Series:

Functional Molecular Gels Edited by Beatriu Escuder and Juan Miravet, Universitat Jaume I, France

Forthcoming titles in the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

Nanodiamond Edited by Oliver Williams, Cardiff University, UK

Interested in writing a book? Contact the Materials Books Commissioning Editor, Leanne Marle for more information about publishing books with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Attending the Spring ACS meeting in Dallas next month? Visit us at booth #1101 to see our latest books on display.

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First book in RSC New Developments in Mass Spectrometry Series

Quantitative Proteomics is published today, and is the first title in the RSC New Developments in Mass Spectrometry Series.

Quantitative Proteomics is edited by Claire E. Eyers at the University of Liverpool and by Simon J. Gaskell at Queen Mary University of London, who is also Series Editor-in-Chief. The Series Editors are Robert C. Murphy at the University of Colorado, Ron M.A. Heeren at the FOM Institute AMOLF, and Mitusutoshi Setou at Hamamatsu University.

A title soon to follow in this new series is Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Molecular Analysis of Complex Surfaces, by Ron M.A. Heeren.

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A focus on drug safety and efficacy

Assessing and preventing adverse effects of pharmaceutical products is an important part of medicinal chemistry and drug development. The RSC Drug Discovery and Issues in Toxicology Series includes a broad range of books on drug efficacy and drug safety, or pharmacovigilance.

Take a look at the books below to find out more about issues involved in safety and efficacy of drugs and techniques for their evaluation. All these books are available as eBooks and you can access the front matter, table of contents and the first chapter of all these for free. Why not recommend them to your library?

These titles are a great resource for scientists involved in drug discovery and development and drug metabolism studies. They are also a valuable guide for regulators concerned with the safety evaluation of chemicals and postgraduate medicinal chemists.

Recently published:

Chemical Toxicity Prediction: Category Formation and Read-Across
Mark Cronin, Judith Madden, Steven Enoch and David Roberts (978-1-84973-384-7, Issues in Toxicology)

Comprehensive Biomarker Discovery and Validation for Clinical Application
Péter Horvatovich and Rainer Bischoff (978-1-84973-422-6, RSC Drug Discvovery)

More key texts:

Designing Multi-Target Drugs
J. Richard Morphy and C John Harris (978-1-84973-362-5, RSC Drug Discovery)

New Horizons in Predictive Toxicology: Current Status and Application
Alan G E Wilson (978-1-84973-051-8, RSC Drug Discovery)

Also highly recommended:

Cytochromes P450: Role in the Metabolism and Toxicity of Drugs and other Xenobiotics
Costas Ioannides (978-0-85404-274-6, Issues in Toxicology)

Nanostructured Biomaterials for Overcoming Biological Barriers
Maria Jose Alonso and Noemi S. Csaba (978-1-84973-363-2, RSC Drug Discovery)

Biomedical Imaging: The Chemistry of Labels, Probes and Contrast Agents
Martin Braddock (978-1-84973-014-3, RSC Drug Discovery)

Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Toxicity of Functional Groups: Impact of Chemical Building Blocks on ADMET
Dennis A Smith (978-1-84973-016-7, RSC Drug Discovery)

Coming soon:

Metabolic Profiling: Disease and Xenobiotics
Martin Grootveld (9781849731638, Issues in Toxicology)
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Happy Birthday to Paul O’Brien!

Happy birthday to Paul O’Brien FRS, University of Manchester, from the RSC Books Team!

The Editor-in-Chief for the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series celebrates his 60th Birthday this month.

Paul has been involved with the highly successful Series since 2008, which has seen the publication of key titles on Nanotubes & Nanowires and Fullerenes. New forthcoming titles include Nanodiamond and Semiconductor Quantum Dots.

Paul is also Editor of the new Nanoscience Specialist Periodical Reports.

We wish him many happy returns on his 60th Birthday!

PS. Don’t forget to read the themed Journal articles in celebration of Paul O’Brien’s 60th birthday as well!

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New Books Published in Polymer Chemistry

Read the latest titles in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series:

Conjugated PolymersConjugated Polymers: A Practical Guide to Synthesis edited by Klaus Müllen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany; John R Reynolds, Georgia Institute of
Technology, USA and Toshio Masuda, Fukui University of Technology, Japan

Edited by world leading experts in the field of conjugated polymer synthesis, the book serves as a convenient guide for advanced undergraduate level and above.

Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity: From Synthesis to Applications edited by Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla, María Cerrada and Marta Fernández-García, Institute of Science and
Technology of Polymers, Spain

A comprehensive overview of different antimicrobial polymeric materials, their antimicrobial action modes and applications.

Natural Rubber Materials Volume 1: Blends and IPNs
Natural Rubber Materials Volume 2: Composites and Nanocomposites
Edited by Hannah J Maria, Rajisha K R, Jithin Joy and Sabu Thomas, Mahatma Ghandi University, India;  Chin Han Chan, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia and Laly A Pothen, Bishop Moore College, India

This comprehensive two volume set covers the synthesis, characterization and applications of natural rubber based blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, composites and nanocomposites.

Dont’t forget, everyone can access the table of contents, preface and first chapter of the eBooks above for free by registering for an RSC Publishing Personal Account.

Look out for the forthcoming title in the Series:

Phosphorus-Based Polymers: From Synthesis to Applications edited by Sophie Monge, University of Montpellier 2, France and Ghislain David, Institute Charles Gerhardt of Montpellier, France

New Textbook Published:

Polymer Structure Characterization: From Nano to Macro Organization in Small Molecules and Polymers, 2nd Edition
Richard A Pethrick, University of Strathclyde, UK

A textbook aimed at polymer and material scientists, but also of interest to chemists and physicists studying organic materials.

For further information on our course materials and to request an inspection copy click here.

Interested in writing a book? Contact the Materials Books Commissioning Editor, Leanne Marle for more information about publishing books with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Updates from the Issues in Toxicology and RSC Drug Discovery Series

Check out these recently published new titles in the Issues in Toxicology Series

The Carcinogenicity of Metals
Human risk through occupational and environmental exposure
Authored by Alan B. G. Lansdown

Chemical Toxicity Prediction
Category Formation and Read-Across
Authored by Mark Cronin, Judith Madden , Steven Enoch and David Roberts

Advances in Dermatological Sciences
Edited by Robert Chilcott and Keith R. Brain

Reducing, Refining and Replacing the Use of Animals in Toxicity Testing
Edited by Dave Allen and Mike D Waters

…And these recently published books in the RSC Drug Discovery Series

Pain Therapeutics
Current and Future Treatment Paradigms
Edited by Charlotte Allerton

Inhibitors of Molecular Chaperones as Therapeutic Agents
Edited by Timothy D Machajewski and Zhenhai Gao

The first chapter and table of contents for all of the above are free to view.
To access any of our free content you need to register for a free personal RSC Publishing account, and then login using your details. You will find our registration page here ….


To briefly introduce myself, my name is Rowan Frame and I am delighted to have recently joined the Royal Society of Chemistry Books Team. I will be covering the role of Cara Sutton, the current Commissioning Editor for books in the Issues in Toxicology, RSC Drug Discovery and RSC Metallobiology Series, who will be taking maternity leave in 2014.

If you are interested in writing a book in one of these areas, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!


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