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You can now keep up-to-date with the latest books published from the Royal Society of Chemistry by signing up for our eBook Table of Content Email Alerts.

Receive the Table of Contents for every new eBook published including the direct links to the chapters – all visitors have free full access to the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook with their personal RSC Publishing Account.

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New book tackling the issue of fracking

As the world considers the rightful usage of fracking in providing a new source of energy, learn more about this hot topic with our latest Book.

The obtaining of fossil fuel reserves by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated a debate that shows no sign of abating. Fracking, Volume 39 in the Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Series edited by Ron Hester and Roy Harrison, presents a critical but balanced account of developments in the technology, economics, environmental and health concerns of fracking. Aimed at students, professionals and all those concerned with energy policy development, this book will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for a two-sided, comprehensive analysis of the topic.  

Chapters are written by world-leading authorities covering views on subjects such as:

  • Shale Gas Boom, Trade and Environmental Policies
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • The Hydrogeological Aspects of Shale Gas Extraction in the UK
  • Coal Seam Gas Recovery in Australia
  • Prospects for Shale Gas Development in China

To find out more, please visit our website.

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New Energy and Environmental Science Books

Just published in the RSC Energy & Environment Series:

Advanced Concepts in Photovoltaics edited by Arthur J. Nozik, Gavin Conibeer and Matthew C Beard

Discusses the diverse range of materials and fabrication methods now available to take photovoltaic systems into the third generation.

 Coming soon in the Series:

 Materials Challenges: Inorganic Photovoltaic Solar Energy: edited by Stuart J C Irvine

 Other titles in the Series:

 Biological Conversion of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals edited by Jianzhong Sun, Shi-You Ding and Joy D Peterson

Solar Energy Conversion edited by Piotr Piotrowiak

Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting edited by Hans-Joachim Lewerenz and Laurie Peter

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells edited by Tim S. Zhao and Meng Ni

 New titles in Issues in Environmental Science & Technology edited by Roy Harrison and Ron Hester.

Just published – Geoengineering of the Climate System

 Coming soon – Fracking

Related titles in the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

 Nanofabrication and its Application in Renewable Energy edited by Gang Zhang and Navin Manjooran

 Coming soon: Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices edited by Seung H Ko and Costas P Grigoropoulos

Don’t forget all these books are also included within the RSC eBook collection, which is accessible and fully searchable via the RSC Publishing Platform.

All visitors have free full access to the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook with their personal RSC Publishing Account.

If you have an idea for a book or would like more information about our energy and environment titles please contact Commissioning Editor, Leanne Marle

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Materials Science Engineering (MSE 2014)

The biennial international conference “Materials Science Engineering (MSE 2014)” organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde will take place in Darmstadt from 23 – 25 September 2014.

Symposium topics include Functional Materials and Devices, Structural Materials, Synthesis and Processing, Characterisation, Modelling and Simulation, and Biomaterials.

The programme includes talks from Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Volkswagen AG, the MRS President Oliver Kraft, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Prof. Dr. Peter J. Uggowitzer (ETH Zurich) and M.A. Meyers of the University of California, San Diego (USA). One of the highlights will be the Colloquium in Honour of Prof. Ludwig Schultz.

For further details and to register please visit the conference website.

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Polymer Chemistry Books for MACRO 2014

To celebrate the 2014 IUPAC World Polymer Congress (MACRO 2014), 6-11 July, Chiang Mai, Thailand, here is a highlight of our recent polymer books.

RSC Polymer Chemistry Series

Covering key themes in polymer chemistry research, this is a must-have collection for graduate-level students and above. Leading experts from across the globe have contributed to each book in this series, while Ben Zhong Tang leads a world-class Series Editorial Board.

  • Poly(lactic acid) Science and Technology edited by Alfonso Jiménez, Mercedes Peltzer and Roxana Ruseckaite
  • Phosphorus-Based Polymers edited by Sophie Monge and Ghislain David
  • Natural Rubber Materials (Volume 1: Blends and IPNs, Volume 2: Composites and Nanocomposites) edited by Sabu Thomas, Chin Han Chan, Laly Pothen, Rajisha K.R., Jithin Joy and Hanna Maria
  • Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity edited by Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla, María Cerrada and Marta Fernández-García
  • Conjugated Polymers edited by Klaus Müllen, John R Reynolds and Toshio Masuda
  • Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science edited by Andrew Lowe and Christopher Bowman
  • Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine edited by Youqing Shen
  • Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization edited by Nicolay V Tsarevsky and Brent S Sumerlin
  • Healable Polymer Systems edited by Wayne Hayes and Barnaby W Greenland
  • Molecular Design and Applications of Photofunctional Polymers and Materials edited by Wai-Yeung Wong and Alaa S Abd-El-Aziz
  • Renewable Resources for Functional Polymers and Biomaterials edited by Peter Williams

 All the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series books are available as eBooks through the RSC eBook Collection.

RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series

A comprehensive resource of books covering key topics in nanoscience including the characterisation, performance and properties of nanostructured materials and technologies and their applications.

  • Polymer Nanocomposites by Emulsion and Suspension Polymerization edited by Vikas Mittal
  • Polymer-Graphene Nanocomposites edited by Vikas Mittal
  • Polymer-based Nanostructures: Medical Applications edited by Pavel Broz
  • Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites edited by Dimitrios Tasis
  • Polymer Nanofibers: Building Blocks for Nanotechnology by Dario Pisignano

 All the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series books are available as eBooks through the RSC eBook Collection.

Related Textbooks on Polymer Science

Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle will also be attending if you would like to meet her and find out more about book publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry please contact her.

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Read our latest biomaterials books

Recent titles from the RSC Smart Materials Series:

New RSC Soft Matter Series Books:

Relevant titles in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series:

Also of interest:

Coming Soon:

  • Biointerfaces edited by Dietmar Hutmacher and Wojciech Chrzanowski
  • Cell Surface Engineering edited by Rawil Fakhrullin, Insung Choi and Yuri Lvov
  • Soft Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications edited by Jose Callejas-Fernandez, Joan Estelrich, Manuel Quesada-Perez and Jacqueline Forcada

Don’t forget all research level books are also included within the RSC eBook collection, which is accessible and fully searchable via the RSC Publishing Platform. All visitors have free full access to the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook with their RSC Publishing Account.

If you have an idea for a book or would like more information about our titles please contact Materials Books Commissioning Editor, Leanne Marle

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Read our latest catalysis books

New Titles published in the RSC Catalysis Series

Economic Synthesis of Heterocycles by Xiao-Feng Wu and Matthias Beller

Authored by active researchers in the field, the book covers economic and sustainable approaches to heterocycle synthesis.

Catalysis in Ionic Liquids edited by Chris Hardacre and Vasile Parvulescu

Written by leading experts in the field, this is the reference source to find about catalysis in ionic liquids.

Specialist Periodical Reports

Catalysis Volume 26 edited by James Spivey, Yi-Fan Han and K M Dooley

Specialist Periodical Reports are published annually to help researchers quickly get to the literature they require. Critically reviewing major literature sources, invited experts provide a comprehensive overview of the key information published on catalysis research over the last twelve months.

 

Forthcoming Titles:

  • Enantioselective Multicatalysed Tandem Reactions by Hélène Pellissier
  • Heterogeneous Gold Catalysts and Catalysis edited by Zhen Ma and Sheng Dai
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acids and Conjugated Vegetable Oils edited by Bert Sels and An Philippaerts
  • Metal Nanoparticles for Catalysis edited by Franklin (Feng) Tao

 Available in print and online through the RSC eBook Collection.

Access for free the front matter, table of contents and first chapter of all our books in the Series when you register for a RSC Publishing Personal Account.

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RSC Book wins 2014 Drammie Award

Congratulations to Ian Buxton & Paul Hughes, authors of The Science and Commerce of Whisky for winning a 2014 Drammie Award for Best New Whiskey Related Product.

Author Ian Buxton says ’This Drammie award is exciting and gratifying for two reasons: firstly, because the book hasn’t been out for all that long so it’s great to see it making an impact. But secondly, mainly because this is a genuine consumer award with open voting and a number of short-listed contenders.  This is real whisky enthusiasts telling us that they value the book – and that is very satisfying’.

The book provides a unique and authoritative overview of a developing and dynamic sector, reflecting current best practice as well as a historical perspective, production expertise and insightful, expert market and marketing commentary. Not to be missed by whisky enthusiasts around the world.

Get your copy today from the online bookshop.

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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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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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