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The Books Catalogue 2017 is here

As a specialist publisher working with internationally respected authors, we support scientists, researchers, students and teachers with high quality, internationally respected chemical science books that span the breadth of our subject. Our collection is made up of over 1,500 books – and it’s growing.

To explore our latest titles and find out what’s on the horizon, download your copy of our Books Catalogue.

There’s a lot to look forward to in 2017.

Highlights include:

  • more volumes added to established series
  • two completely new series – Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis provides comprehensive coverage of important topics in food science and chemistry, and Advances in Chemistry Education reviews developments in chemistry education internationally
  • unique additions to our textbook selection, with exciting works on organic synthesis, catalysis, mathematical tools for NMR and microfluidics
  • new editions of classic textbooks including Handbook of Surface Plasmon Resonance, An Introduction to Ionic Liquids and Chemistry of Polymers
  • explorations of the chemistry of daily life in The Chemical Story of Olive Oil, Coffee: Chemistry, Quality and Health, Poisons and Poisonings, and The Science Behind the Superheroes.

And that’s just a taste of what’s waiting for you inside the catalogue.

Would you prefer a print version of our Books Catalogue? Just send us your address and we’ll be happy to post one out to you.

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New Textbooks

The following textbooks have recently been published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and can be found in our bookshop.

Crime Scene to Court (4th edition)

The first edition of Crime Scene to Court was published in 1998 after Peter White discovered that he couldn’t find a suitable textbook covering forensic techniques and practises with which to teach his undergraduate and postgraduate students. Now, in its 4th edition, this book is ideal for anyone studying forensic science or law with a limited background in science, or anyone with a role in an investigation.

Forensic Toxicology

This book is an essential resource for postgraduate students and researchers of forensic toxicology who need the latest data and knowledge in the field. Some of the topics discussed include pharmacoepidemiology, the use and abuse of drugs in driving, sport, and the workplace, and new drug groups and their impact on legislation.

Stimuli-Responsive Materials

This book introduces the concepts of responsiveness to external stimuli, an attractive feature for many applications. Written by a renowned expert in the field, this book provides readers with comprehensive scientific principles and developments of stimuli-responsive materials, as well as the recent technological advances.

Introduction to Photocatalysis

This is an ideal textbook for graduate students of catalysis, environmental science, materials science and chemical engineering. Topics covered in this book include the fundamental principles and applicable techniques of light, solid state physics, electrochemistry, reaction kinetics, materials processing, and future prospects of application of photocatalysis.

Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

This new edition includes the up-to-date advances in analytical techniques and applications of this field, and is written by the field’s experts. This book is written as an aid for students and lecturers alike, and to those in industry, as an invaluable source of information.


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A Flash of Light

In a book that covers a host of fascinating light-related topics such as the hues of alien sunsets to the psychology of colour, Mark Lorch and Andy Miah provide an illuminating insight into how and why we see the universe the way we do.

A Flash of Light was written in just a weekend in a novel experiment at the 2015 Manchester Science Festival, in which Dr Lorch and Professor Miah challenged a group of academics to write a book with the public watching over their

shoulders. Dr Lorch said: “fuelled with caffeine and take-out and inspired by each other’s company, we knocked out a book that we are really very proud of”.

If you have ever wondered about the science of colour and light, and want some simple and fun “try this at home” ideas, this book can be yours for just £12. The book can be purchased here and found as an e-book from online retailers.

Don’t forget that Royal Society of Chemistry members, authors and reviews are eligible for discounts off our books. Please contact our books team for your discount code.

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Advanced Nanomaterials

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Register now for ANM 2016

25 – 27 July 2016

These international nanotechnology symposia, which will be hosted simultaneously as parallel sessions, promote the gathering of scientists, students and industry experts to exchange and enhance their knowledge and vanguard ideas for future applications.

The topics explored will include and are not limited to:

  • nanomaterials
  • nanoelectronics
  • nanoenergy
  • nanomedicine
  • nanomechanics
  • graphenematerials
  • spintronics materials
  • devices
  • fabrication
  • characterization
  • theoretical study

You can find out more here.

New Publication from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Supramolecular Chemistry at Surfaces covers different methods of preparing and studying self-assembled structures at surfaces and interfaces. Written by a leading expert in the field, this is the first book to give a      multidisciplinary view of the supramolecular aspects of interfaces providing the reader with an objective summary of all the deposition methods and their characterisation. The book will appeal to students and  researchers in supramolecular chemistry, nanoscience, polymer chemistry and physics, surface science and materials science.

By:         David B Amabilino

Published:         April 2016

£179.99 available from pubs.rsc.org/bookshop

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Supramolecular chemistry books news

Register now for MASC2015

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December 2015, Durham University


The annual Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group meeting organised by Prof. Jonathan W. Steed will take place next month. The Royal Society of Chemistry will have a booth so come and browse our newly published books in the Monographs is Supramolecular Chemistry series!

MASC is a long running conference series that attracts prominent international speakers and provides an excellent forum for PhD students and postdocs to showcase their work.  The group is chaired by Prof. Philip Gale and past group chairmen have included Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Prof. Peter Tasker, Prof. Bob Hay, Prof. Martin Schroder, Prof. David Parker FRS and Prof. Paul Beer.  More information and details about how to register can be found on the MASC website.

New books published

The following books have been recently published in our Monographs in Supramolecular Chemistry series.  You can purchase any of these books in the Royal Society of Chemistry bookshop or you can read the first chapter for free through your Personal RSC Publishing Account.

Pillararenes

Pillararenes are a new class of macrocyclic hosts, which have applications in sensing, material synthesis and biomedicine.  This book covers all aspects of Pillararene synthesis, their host-guest properties and supramolecular assemblies.  This book is edited by the leader in this field and will appeal to graduate students and academics alike.

Polyrotaxane and Slide-Ring Materials

Polyrotaxane is a necklace-like supramolecule in which many cyclic molecules can be threaded and cross-linked together to form functional polymeric materials.  The resulting movable cross-linked structure yields unique properties with potential applications in new films, elastomers and coatings.  This book, authored by the inventor of slide-ring materials, provides a comprehensive guide to slide-ring synthesis, functionality, analysis and application.

Synthetic Receptors for Biomolecules: Design, Principles and Applications

Synthetic receptor molecules mimic antibody recognition and are widely used in sensing and drug development.  This book covers the most effective synthetic receptors for each major class of biomolecules.  The book is written in an accessible style making it appeal to those new to supramolecular chemistry as well as those looking for information on specific synthetic receptors.

The following books will be published in the next couple of weeks and can be pre-ordered now:

Boron: Sensing, Synthesis and Supramolecular Self-Assembly

This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of boronic acid-based receptors.  The synthesis and self assembly of these receptors are covered in detail together with the applications of boron in chemical molecular sensors. Containing contributions from leading research groups in this field, this book will appeal to researchers of all levels in organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, materials science and bio-organic chemistry.

Porous Polymers: Design, Synthesis and Applications

Porous materials with very large internal surface areas are of great interest for applications in energy storage and environmental remediation.  This book describes the significant recent progress in the development of different porous frameworks, with particular focus on the relationship between structure design, synthesis methods and properties.  The book provides a comprehensive overview of different porous polymer systems, which will be of interest researchers and graduate students alike.

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Books for 2016 – find them all in our new catalogues

Highlights for the year (and where to find them):

  • Explore the new RSC Chemical Biology Series, find out what we’re adding to the Green Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Issues in Toxicology series, and view the latest popular science titles in the Books Catalogue 2016.
  • Request free inspection copies of student-friendly textbooks, full of subject-specific information, and find out more about new editions such as Food: The Chemistry of its Components 6th edition in our Textbook and course materials catalogue.
  • Browse textbooks, series volumes and reference titles including our acclaimed Drug Discovery Series, or order McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods (7th summary edition) and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 6th edition through the Life Sciences books catalogue.

From professional reference to popular science

Developed to provide a broad choice of highly relevant content, we now have more than 1,500 print and over 1,300 eBooks to choose from in our portfolio. This includes additions to current Series, new editions of classic textbooks and some great new titles that put chemistry into the context of daily life.

High quality, highly relevant, with options to suit your budget

Print books

From cutting-edge reference works to proceedings of our popular Faraday Discussions, our print books are available as series, subject sets and individual titles.

eBook collections

Available by year or subject, and divided into 11 key areas from analytical to physical chemistry, our eBook Collection includes professional reference titles, specialist periodical reports and special publications.

eBook Pick and Choose

If you’re looking for something a little more flexible, this model allows you to choose a package to suit your library from the eBook Collection. With a minimum spend of £1,000, it’s ideal for smaller institutions.

Can we help you find something?

For more information about our portfolio, please get in touch. Print copies of our Books Catalogue are also available – please contact us with your mailing address if you would like one.

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New materials books from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Take a look at these recently published Materials Science books covering topics across a number of our portfolio series by clicking on the links below. You can access the front matter, table of contents and the first chapter of these eBooks for free.

New in the RSC Smart Materials Series

Book cover: Semiconductor NanowiresSemiconductor Nanowires edited by Wei Lu and Jie Xiang

This book provides a timely reference on semiconductor nanowires including an introduction to their synthesis and properties and specific chapters focusing on the different applications including photovoltaics, nanogenerators, transistors, biosensors and photonics. This is the first book dedicated to Semiconductor Nanowires and provides an invaluable resource for researchers already working in the area as well as those new to the field.

Edited by leading experts in the field and with contributions from well-known scientists, the book will appeal to both those working on fundamental nanomaterial research and those commercially interested in their applications.

Book cover: Photocured MaterialsPhotocured Materials edited by Atul Tiwari and Alexander Polykarpov

The materials technologies based on photocuring are gaining momentum, and this will be the first book to provide an in-depth focus on the subject. This book summarises the fundamentals required to understand the field, characterises the use of novel materials and the development of synthetic aspects, and discusses the future of the technology.

The comprehensive review chapters are suitable for a broad readership from diverse backgrounds including chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Photocured Materials will be of interest to students, researchers, scientists, engineers and professors.

New in the RSC Soft Matter Series

Book cover: Particle-Stabilized Emulsions and ColloidsParticle-Stabilized Emulsions and Colloids edited by To Ngai and Stefan Bon

In many cases of colloidal particles at interfaces, the mechanism of particle interactions is still unknown. Particle-Stabilized Emulsions and Colloids looks at recent studies on the behaviour of particles at liquid interfaces. The book first introduces the basic concepts and principles of colloidal particles at liquid-liquid interfaces including the interactions and conformations. The book then discusses the latest advances in emulsions and bicontinuous emulsions stabilized by both solid and soft particles and finally the book covers applications in food science and oil extraction.

With contributions from leading experts in these fields, this book will provide a background to academic researchers, engineers, and graduate students in chemistry, physics and materials science. The commercial aspects will also be of interest to those working in the cosmetics, food and oil industry.

Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies edited by Che J Connon  and Ian W Hamley

Book cover: Hydrogels in Cell-Based TherapiesThis book looks at the use of different polymers and other bionanomaterials to fabricate different hydrogel systems and their biomedical applications including enzyme responsive hydrogels and biomaterials, thermally responsive hydrogels, collagen gels and alginates.

With complementary expertise in cell biology and soft materials, the Editors provide a comprehensive overview of recent updates in this extremely topical field. This highly interdisciplinary subject will appeal to researchers in cell biology, biochemistry, biomaterials and polymer science and those interested in hydrogel applications.

New in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series

Book cover: Cationic Polymers in Regenerative MedicineCationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine edited by Sangram K. Samal and Peter Dubruel

This book brings together the expertise of leading experts in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in cationic polymer synthesis, modification and the design of biomaterials with different structures for therapeutic applications. Chapters cover recent developments in novel cationic polymer based systems including poly(L-lysine), Poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate)  and cationic triazine dendrimers as well as cationic polymer-coated micro- and nanoparticles and cationic cellulose and chitin nanocrystals. Applications discussed in the book include drug and gene delivery, therapeutics in thrombosis and inflammation as well as gene therapy.

Suitable both for an educational perspective for those new to the field and those already active in the field, the book will appeal for postgraduates and researchers. The broad aspects of the topics covered are suitable for polymer chemists interested in the fundamentals of the materials systems as well as pharmaceutical chemists, bioengineering and medical professionals interested in their applications.

Did you know?

You can now keep up-to-date with the latest books published from the Royal Society of Chemistry with our eBook Table of Content Email Alerts. Sign up today by selecting RSC eBook Collection in the Book Alerts section on the Email Alerts Service Form.

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Metals in Health collection

Take a look at our publications surrounding metals in health. These particular books are taken from across several of our series and complement each other well. This is just a snapshot of the books which are currently available and so if you can’t find what you need then we would recommend visiting our online bookshop in order to find other similar titles.

Manganese in Health and Disease

Lucio Costa (Editor), Michael Aschner (Editor)

RSC Issues in Toxicology series

Manganese in the diet is nutritionally essential for normal physiologic functioning. However, excessive exposure to manganese has been associated with developmental, neurodegenerative and other disorders. The book comprehensively covers the toxicology of manganese. Leading investigators provide perspectives from toxicology, neuroscience, nutrition, molecular biology and risk assessment disciplines and chapters cover the toxicokinetics, toxicodynamic interactions and health effects of manganese, as well as its potential role in neurodegenerative diseases. A large section devoted to health effects presents the latest research that associates manganese exposure to potential human diseases. Any scientists, health professional or regulator involved with metal exposure and toxicology should find this volume essential reading. Students and researchers in neurotoxicology will also find this book a useful reference.

The Carcinogenicity of Metals

Human risk through occupational and environmental exposure

Alan B. G. Lansdown (Author)

RSC Issues in Toxicology series

This book re-evaluates epidemiological and occupational health studies, experimental studies in animals and in vitro experiments relating to the toxicity of 27 metal and metalloid elements for which evidence of carcinogenicity has been presented. Human carcinogenic risk is substantiated in relation to arsenic, beryllium, thorium, chromium, radioactive elements, probably lead, and some nickel and cobalt compounds, and respirable silica particles, but the carcinogenicity of iron, aluminium, titanium, tungsten, antimony, bismuth, mercury, precious metals, and certain related compounds in humans is unresolved. The toxicity and carcinogenicity of each element is specific but correlates poorly with its position in the Periodic Table. Carcinogenicity differs according to the valency of the ion and its ability to interact with and penetrate membranes in target cells  and to bind, denature or induce mutations by genotoxic or epigenetic mechanisms. This important text comprehensively examineseach of the elements providing detailed information on the carcinogenicity and toxicity and detailing the most up-to-date research in this area. The book will be an essential tool for toxicologists, medicinal and biochemists, and environmental scientists working in both industry and academia.


Heavy Metals In Water

Presence, Removal and Safety

Sanjay Sharma (Editor)

Contamination of drinking water is a worldwide problem, and ongoing work is taking place across the globe to address the issues affecting this precious commodity. Focussing on the presence of heavy metals in water, this book addresses the opportunities and challenges of this important area of research. Written and edited by experts working within the area the book highlights new techniques and research methodologies used to treat the widespread issue of dissolved heavy metals in drinking water supplies. The text covers a wide range of topics, including biofilterations, use of nanotechnology against heavy metals, removal of heavy metals using industrial and agricultural waste, use of surfactants, soil degradation and removal of dyes and pigments from industrial effluents. Providing an up-to-date treatise on this developing field, this text will be essential reading for water and environmental scientists, toxicologists, biochemists and regulators, and anyone interested in the treatment and decontamination of the World’s drinking water supplies.

Binding, Transport and Storage of Metal Ions in Biological Cells

Wolfgang Maret (Editor), Anthony Wedd (Editor)

RSC Metallobiology series

Metal ions play key roles in biology. Many are essential for catalysis, for electron transfer and for the fixation, sensing, and metabolism of gases. Others compete with those essential metal ions or have toxic or pharmacological effects. This book is structured around the periodic table and focuses on the control of metal ions in cells. It addresses the molecular aspects of binding, transport and storage that ensure balanced levels of the essential elements. Organisms have also developed mechanisms to deal with the non-essential metal ions. However, through new uses and manufacturing processes, organisms are increasingly exposed to changing levels of both essential and non-essential ions in new chemical forms. They may not have developed defenses against some of these forms (such as nanoparticles). Many diseases such as cancer, diabetes and neurodegeneration are associated with metal ion imbalance. There may be a deficiency of the essential metals, overload of either essential or non-essential metals or perturbation of the overall natural balance. This book is the first to comprehensively survey the molecular nature of the overall natural balance of metal ions in nutrition, toxicology and pharmacology. It is written as an introduction to research for students and researchers in academia and industry and begins with a chapter by Professor R J P Williams FRS.

Mechanisms and Metal Involvement in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Roberta Ward (Editor), Robert Crichton (Editor), David Dexter (Editor)

RSC Metallobiology series

Dementia and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are becoming an increasingly important cause of medical and social concern due to the growth in the ageing population. Mechanisms and Metal Involvement in Neurodegenerative Diseases delivers in one volume a streamlined source of information on each of the main neurodegenerative diseases including mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Freiderich’s ataxia, prion disease, multiple sclerosis and alcoholic brain damage. Each chapter is structured to give the definition of disease, proteins involved with structure of normal protein and abnormal proteins, pathology associated with the abnormal proteins, oxidative stress and inflammation, iron homeostatic mechanisms, primary neurotransmitter involved, other metal involvement and therapeutic strategies. Structures of the adherent protein involved in the disease process are also presented with emphasis on the chemical structures used in the treatment of each neurodegenerative disease together with their biochemical mode of action. Written by acknowledged experts in their respective areas this new book provides readers with readily accessible information on each of the neurodegenerative diseases.

Silver in Healthcare

Alan B. G. Lansdown (Author)

RSC Issues in Toxicology series

Silver in healthcare has many different facets and since the early concepts of microbiology of the 1880’s, has been developed from usage in surgical clips, staples, foil wound dressings and surgical implants, to the widespread and clinically effective antiseptic wound dressings, sutures, catheters, bone and dental implants, and cardiovascular devices of today. From the dawn of human civilisation, silver has had a role of water purification and even now has a role in hospital water systems for control of MRSA and legionnaires disease. Biotechnological advances in recent years have extended the antimicrobial properties of silver into production of hygiene textiles and use in domestic products. Important advances have been made in understanding mechanisms of antimicrobial action of silver, the central importance of ionisation patterns in the presence of body fluids and secretion, and the genetical and molecular profiles of silver resistance. This publication is a comprehensive account of the history of silver in medicine, its clinical benefits and wide advantages as a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It is clear from the extensive array of publications in recognised and unofficial press, that many misconceptions and misleading conceptions have been perpetuated, leading to errors in evaluation of the safety of the metal in occupational, domestic and therapeutic situations. The book is unique in that it is the only comprehensive presentation of the toxicology of silver and it identifies the major misconceptions in the safety of silver and interpretation of argyria and argyrosis as central features of silver toxicity. In this book, Dr Lansdown reviews the literature from a clinical and experimental viewpoint, with the benefit of his many years research on silver and experience gained in working with clinicians, healthcare product manufacturers and microbiologists. There is also discussion in the book on the relevance of antimicrobial resistance to silver and deficiencies in present day clinical practice in not evaluating incidences of resistance on a routine basis. The subject matter is presented in a readable fashion and includes reference to use of the metal in such practices as acupuncture and treatment of tropical diseases as practised in some parts of the world, each of which is accompanied by special clinical risk. It is also a collation of current views on the use and efficacy of silver as a broad spectrum antibiotic. The chapters which deal specifically with toxicological aspects of silver in clinical, occupational and environmental issues are central to the book’s value. The book is aimed at clinicians, research scientists and product manufacturers and will provide ideas for new research and academic endeavour. It is also essential reading for research students with an interest in metal toxicity and its management in mammalian tissues.

Chemistry, Applications and Environmental Impact

L F Kozin (Author), Steve C Hansen (Author)

Mercury has many applications in scientific research and industry from amalgams for dental restoration to light bulbs. Developed from a combination of material originally published in Russian and the authors’ research knowledge, this book provides a comprehensive treatise on the chemistry and metallurgy of amalgams. Coverage includes analysis, physico-chemical properties, electrochemistry, purification, inorganic and organic mercury chemistry, industrial application and synthesis and environmental aspects of mercury. This book provides a thorough understanding of amalgam metallurgy which is essential for academics, industrialists and postgraduates working in relevant fields. Guaranteed to bring a wealth of information, this book will be a welcome addition to the literature.


Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?

The Sociochemistry of an Element

William R Cullen (Author)

Sex, drugs, rocks, gold, murder, war, mass poisonings, the deaths of Napoleon, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and others are all linked by one element – arsenic! Arsenic has been around since the beginning of time and the word has become a metaphor for poison with associated shock value. The general public are fearful of any possible exposure to it and yet it holds a certain dark and eerie fascination! The average person has only one idea about arsenic – it is poison – and this reputation has a sound base. Some arsenic compounds are very toxic and have been used with criminal intent from the time of the ancient Romans to the present day. Up until now, there has been no book that covers arsenic with such breadth. This book is a general appreciation of how much the element, arsenic, has become part of our lives in an entertaining style covering the years 1000 BC to the present day. The coverage of the chemistry, toxicology, and medicinal aspects is deliberately kept at a level for the general reader to understand. It covers the way in which this ubiquitous element and its compounds have influenced the lives of the people of the world. The author’s objective in writing this book was not to elaborate on the vast chemistry of the element, but to try to reveal to the general reader how the element and its compounds have become embedded in our social fabric, for good and for ill. No other element comes close in this regard and he uses the word sociochemistry to describe this interface between society and chemistry. The book covers a broad range of topics including the use of arsenic in human medicine in many cultures from Chinese medicine to the beginning of chemotherapy. This peaked in the western world in the early 20th century, with Ehrlich’s discovery of salvarsan, an arsenic-based cure for syphilis that gave rise to the field of chemotherapy. Salvarsan and related compounds were eventually displaced by antibiotics such as penicillin. Arsenic trioxide has staged a comeback, however, and is being used as a successful treatment for a form of leukemia. Other chapters cover arsenic compounds which were widely used in agriculture and wood preservation during the 20th century and their associated myths as well as arsenic compounds as chemical warfare agents and the resulting stockpile. The topic of arsenic in the environment is discussed in depth – arsenic is all around us – in our soil, our water, and our food, and our bodies have adapted to its presence and it does not usually pose a problem. However, the natural presence of high concentrations of arsenic in drinking water currently threatens the lives of millions of people in India, Bangladesh, Mexico and elsewhere. It also covers mining and pesticide manufacturing which can lead to high local arsenic concentrations in soils, slag heaps and mine tailings which, when located close to human activities, can produce human health risks. Other chapters cover a variety of topics including: ” A proposed connection between arsenic and Cot Death (SIDS) which caused panic ” The high concentration of arsenic in kelp products-is this harmful? ” What about the 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide stored in a mine in Canada? ” How toxic is arsenic anyway, and how do you assess the risks of exposure? ” How did Napoleon die? These and many other topics are addressed at a level that will result in understanding without delving into too much technical detail or requiring a degree in chemistry. Essential reading for everyone with a general interest in science, this illuminating text covers a broad range of topics.


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New materials books from the Royal Society of Chemistry

New in the RSC Smart Materials Series:

Biointerfaces: Where Material Meets Biology edited by Dietmar Hutmacher and Wojciech Chrzanowski

Covers the current knowledge and methods used to control living organism responses to implantable devices.

Supramolecular Materials for Opto-Electronics edited by Norbert Koch

The book discusses the basic principles of building supramolecular organic systems that fulfil the requirements of the targeted opto-electronic function.

New in the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices edited by Seung H Ko, Costas P Grigoropoulos

Discusses how nanostructured materials can be applied to energy devices, with an emphasis on the process of generation to storage and consumption. 

New in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series:

 Poly(lactic acid) Science and Technology: Processing, Properties, Additives and Applications edited by Alfonso Jiménez, Mercedes Peltzer, Roxana Ruseckaite

Details the synthesis, characterisation, properties and applications of poly(lactic acid) science and technology covering scientific, ecological, social and economic issues.

New in the RSC Green Chemistry Series:

Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Based Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites edited by Ipsita Roy and P. M Visakh

A comprehensive overview of the recent accomplishments in the area of polyhydroxyalkanoates.

Green Materials from Plant Oils edited by Zengshe Liu and George Kraus

This book covers the synthesis of useful products and intermediates from plant oils.

New Textbooks

Exploring Materials through Patent Information by David Segal

Nanoscopic Materials by Emil Roduner

Also of interest:

Attending this year’s Fall MRS Meeting? View our latest materials science books on display at the Royal Society of Chemistry stand #1301.

12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12), 20 – 23 July 2015, University of York, UK – abstract submission is now open!

You can now keep up-to-date with the latest books published from the Royal Society of Chemistry with our eBook Table of Content Email Alerts. Sign up today by selecting RSC eBook Collection in the Book Alerts section on the Email Alerts Service Form.

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Exciting new publications from the RSC Catalysis Series

Catalysis is a major area of scientific research covering numerous fields of chemistry, and is a key factor in tackling many of the scientific challenges faced today. Keep up-to-date with this fast-paced area of research through the RSC Catalysis Series. Click here for a full list of titles in this Series.

New and forthcoming titles from the RSC Catalysis Series:

Heterogeneous Gold Catalysts and Catalysis edited by Zhen Ma and Sheng DaiHeterogeneous Gold Catalysts and Catalysis edited by Zhen Ma and Sheng Dai

This book presents a comprehensive review of this rapidly-evolving field, with contributions by leading experts. An essential reference for the laboratory, the book will interest newcomers to the field and experienced researchers.

New Trends in Cross-Coupling edited by Thomas ColacotNew Trends in Cross-Coupling edited by Thomas Colacot

Edited by an industrial expert on cross coupling, this book features contributions from world leaders in the field as well as Forewords from Barry M. Trost, Gregory C. Fu and 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Ei-ichi Negishi.

Atomically-Precise Methods for Synthesis of Solid Catalysts edited by Sophie Hermans and Thierry VisartAtomically-Precise Methods for Synthesis of Solid Catalysts edited by Sophie Hermans and Thierry Visart de Bocarme

Bridging the gap between surface science and heterogeneous catalysis, this book is suitable for graduate students and researchers in engineering, inorganic/organometallic chemistry, surface science and physical chemistry interested in catalyst design.

Nanostructured Carbon Materials for Catalysis by Philippe Serp and Bruno MachadoNanostructured Carbon Materials for Catalysis by Philippe Serp and Bruno Machado

Written by leading experts, this is the first book to provide a comprehensive view of the use of nanostructured carbon materials in catalysis and is a valuable reference for anyone in the catalysis community.

 

 

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If you have an idea for a book or would like more information about the Series then please contact the Commissioning Editor, Lindsay Stewart.

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