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Smart Materials Series Celebrates 30 Books

With the publication of Polymerized Ionic Liquids edited by Ali Eftekhari, the Smart Materials Series sees the milestone publication of 30 books in the series.

Led by Series Editors Hans-Jorg Schneider and Mohsen Shahinpoor, the series provides students and researchers with the fundamentals and applications of different smart materials from renowned international experts.

Since the publication of its first book in 2012 on Janus particles, the series has gone on to cover hot topics from smart materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering to opto-electronics and environmental applications.

Books in the series include:

  • Materials Design Inspired by Nature: Function Through Inner Architecture edited by Peter Fratzl, John Dunlop, and Richard Weinkamer, Max Planck Institute, Germany (ISBN 978-1-84973-553-7, 2013)
  • Responsive Photonic Nanostructures: Smart Nanoscale Optical Materials edited by Yadong Yin, University of California Riverside, USA (ISBN 978-1-84973-653-4, 2013)
  • Self-cleaning Coatings edited by Junhui He, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (ISBN 978-1-78262-286-4, 2016)

View all 30 titles in the Smart Materials Series.

Don’t forget you can freely access the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook in the series.

If you have an idea for a book in the series or just want to know more then please contact Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle.

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New Series: Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis

Our new book series, Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis has just launched its first publication, Food Biosensors.

The series will focus on food chemistry, the functions of food in relation to health and analytical methods and approaches used by scientists in the area. All these are critically important in understanding food science and chemistry which will help to answer some of the biggest global challenges we face today which have food at their core. It is aimed at all levels from graduates to academic and industrial researchers in food science and chemistry, as well as others who work at the interface of chemistry, physics and the biology of food.

Series editors, Professor Gary Williamson (University of Leeds, UK), Professor Alejandro G. Marangoni (University of Guelph, Canda) and Professor Juliet A. Gerrard (University of Auckland, New Zealand) will be leading the way. All are experts within this area and more information can be found about them by clicking the links in their names.

The first book to be published under this new series is Food Biosensors. Biosensors are a key topic, as they offer a much quicker, more reliable and more versatile method for the detection of toxins, allergens, hormones, microorganisms, pesticides and other compounds. Covering fabrication of biosensors, the development of miniaturised devices as well as the latest applications in the food industry, the book is written by world renowned scientists and is edited by Professors Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Mohammed Zourob and Eiichi Tamiya.

This book is a key resource for food biotechnologists, food chemists and biosensor related students and researchers all over the world.

Please keep an eye out for our future publications in 2017 within this exciting new book series.

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Read the latest materials science books from the Royal Society of Chemistry

New in the Energy & Environment Series:

    Thermoelectric Materials and Devices edited by Iris Nandhakumar, Neil M White and Stephen Beeby
    Unconventional Thin Film Photovoltaics edited by Enrico Da Como, Filippo De Angelis, Henry Snaith and Alison Walker
    Photocatalysis (2 Volume Set) edited by Jenny Schneider, Detlef Bahnemann, Jinhua Ye, Gianluca Li Puma and Dionysios D Dionysiou

New in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

    Nanofluidics 2nd Edition edited by Joshua Edel, Aleksandar Ivanov, MinJun Kim
    Near-infrared Nanomaterials: Preparation, Bioimaging and Therapy Applications edited by Fan Zhang

New in the Polymer Chemistry Series:

    Fluorinated Polymers (2 Volume Set) edited by Bruno Ameduri and Hideo Sawada
    Bio-inspired Polymers edited by Nico Bruns and Andreas F M Kilbinger
    Semiconducting Polymers edited by Christine Luscombe
    Polymers for Personal Care Products and Cosmetics edited by Xian Jun Loh

New in the Smart Materials Series:

    Self-cleaning Coatings: Structure, Fabrication and Application edited by Junhui He
    Bioactive Glasses: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications edited by Aldo R Boccaccini, Delia S Brauer and Leena Hupa
    Functional Polymer Composites with Nanoclays edited by Yuri Lvov, Baochun Guo and Rawil F Fakhrullin
    Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering: Fundamental Principles edited by Qun Wang

New in the Soft Matter Series:

    Wormlike Micelles edited by Cecile A Dreiss and Yujun Feng
    Non-wettable Surfaces edited by Robin H A Ras and Abraham Marmur

New Postgraduate Textbooks:

    Attending this year’s Fall MRS Meeting?
    View our latest materials science books on display at the Royal Society of Chemistry stand #222 and meet the materials science Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle to find out more about our books programme.
    Meet the Editor-in-chief for the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Book Series Paul O’Brien CBE FREng FRS on the stand between 2.30pm-3.30pm on Wednesday 30th November.
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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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20 books now published in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series

The RSC Polymer Chemistry Series are celebrating the publication of 20 books in the series with the publication of Polymers for Personal Care Products and Cosmetics by Xian Jun Loh, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore.

With contributions from leading international experts, each book in the series covers key themes in polymer chemistry research providing the perfect introduction for graduate students and researchers.

Series Editor-in-chief Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, says “our series has published books over a wide variety of important topics in the area of polymer research, from fundamental studies to practical techniques, benefiting a large spectrum of audience. The success is due to the enthusiastic support of our editors and authors. I must thank the editorial staff of Royal Society of Chemistry, especially Leanne Marle, for their very professional assistance over the years.”

Titles in the series include:

  • Polymer Photovoltaics: Materials, Physics, and Device Engineering edited by Fei Huang, Hin-Lap Yip and Yong Cao
  • Cationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine edited by Sangram Samal and Peter Dubruel
  • Conjugated Polymers: A Practical Guide to Synthesis 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
  • Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization edited by Nicolay V Tsarevsky and Brent S Sumerlin

View all 20 titles in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series.

Don’t forget you can read the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of the eBooks in the series for free.

If you have an idea for a book in the series or just want to know more then please contact Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle.

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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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RSC Smart Materials series celebrates 20 books

With the publication of Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications edited by Peng Wang, we celebrate publishing 20 books in the RSC Smart Materials series.

Led by Series Editors Hans-Jorg Schneider, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany and  Mohsen Shahinpoor, University of Maine, USA, the series covers the fundamentals and applications of different functional material systems from renowned international experts. The first book in the series was published in 2012 on Janus Particle Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications edited by Shan Jiang and Steve Granick, since then the series has continued to cover key topics such as opto-electronics, smart materials for drug delivery and chemoresponsive materials.

Titles include:

  • Conducting Polymers: Bioinspired Intelligent Materials and Devices by Toribio Fernandez Otero
  • Semiconductor Nanowires edited by Wei Lu and Jie Xiang
  • Responsive Photonic Nanostructures edited by Yadong Yin
  • Materials Design Inspired by Nature edited by Peter Fratzl, John W.C. Dunlop, Richard Weinkamer

View all 20 titles in the RSC Smart Materials series.

Don’t forget you can freely access the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook in the Series via the RSC Publishing website.

If you have an idea for a book in the series or just want to know more then please contact Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle.

Also of interest:

A new textbook on Stimuli-Responsive Materials by Marek W Urban – coming soon!

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Toxicology and Fire

Fire Toxicity Conference 2016

Register now for Fire Toxicity Conference 2016

21 to 23 March

An important international forum for experts from across the world, this three day event held at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) will highlight the very latest research and open discussion in all fire and hazard related topics.  Up for discussion will be: lessons learned from major fire disasters, smoke toxicity and the effect of combustion conditions, clinical care of fire smoke injury, forensic investigations of fire toxicity, the physiological effect of fire toxicants and more.

Speakers offering their insights into these topics are some of the fire prevention leaders in Europe, including Juergen Troitszch, Fire and Environment Protection Service, Germany, Peter Holland, UK Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser and Tommy Kiaer, Vice President of the European Fire Fighters Unions Alliance.  In addition, experts from the University of Leuven, Effectis, University of Waterloo, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, SP Technical Research Institute and the European Commission with also deliver their latest fire hazard research findings, hypotheses and advice.

You can view the full conference programme here.

New publication from the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry has also recently published this related book entitled Toxicology, Survival and Health Hazards of Combustion Products.  You can purchase this book in the Royal Society of Chemistry bookshop or you can read the first chapter for free through your Personal RSC Publishing Account.

Book cover: Toxicology, Survival and Health Hazards of Combustion Products

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Toxicology, Survival and Health Hazards of Combustion Products

Edited by David A. Purser, Robert L. Maynard and James C. Wakefield

Fires are a common source of exposure to smoke and a range of toxicologically active chemicals. Providing a complete overview of the subject, this book provides comprehensive and detailed information on    combustion processes, estimation of rate of production of combustion products, dispersion of these products and their effects on health.

Beginning with a chapter discussing the chemistry of combustion and detailing the mechanisms of burning, how different materials ignite and the nature of combustion products, the book goes on to examine  specific combustion products in detail, the toxicity and carcinogenicity of the products, their dispersion and methods of monitoring.

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Shine on You Crazy Books*

Let there be light! It’s a new beginning for The Comprehensive Series in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. First started in 2001, this series has covered some fantastic topics from flavins to lasers. Brand new books have just been published, and the freshly appointed Series Editorial Board is looking for the next big topics.

How did the series emerge?

In addition to primary research and reviews, photochemists, photobiologists and aspiring students can need more. In response to the identified need for comprehensive information sources that cover well-established and emerging fields in depth, in 2001 the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) agreed to launch a series of books in photoscience. The series title leaves little untold about its purpose: Comprehensive Series in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences.

Browsing through some documents from the time of its launch, we ran into instructions for authors that suggest manuscripts should be submitted “together with a set of disks (or CD-ROM)…” Today, floppy disks are useless, compact disks are a vintage technology and we submit our scientific papers by clicking on touchscreen devices. So much has changed, but the book series has maintained its high scientific standards and best original features, thanks to the vision of committed previous series editors (Donat-Peter Haeder and the late Giulio Jori).

5000 pages later…

Thirteen books (and over 5000 pages!) have now been published, covering very cool and interesting fields, giving – as the series editors wrote in the foreword of the first published volume – a critical evaluation of the directions that the field is taking. If you glance at the published titles, you will see the results of hard and dedicated work from many chapter authors and volume editors from around the world.

The Executive Committee of the ESP met in September 2015 in Aveiro, Portugal during the biennial Congress of the Society. The Committee has given the three of us the prestigious roles of Series Editors of the book series. We are flattered and honoured by this office. We are committed to work hard to maintain the standards of the Series and to source and invite new edited volumes on important topics.

And what now?

Very soon, two new volumes will be available. Surface Water Photochemistry, edited by Paola Calza and Davide Vione, is now available and it explores the latest research on the photochemical fate of organic pollutants in surface water. Singlet Oxygen, edited by Santi Nonell and Cristina Flors, comprises two volumes that present the physical, chemical and biological properties of this reactive oxygen species and its increasingly important applications across chemical, environmental and biomedical areas. Look out for this book in early 2016.

Currently, we are scouring the literature, attending conferences and speaking to our colleagues to decide what are the topics that have developed significantly in the last few years and that could now do with a new edited book covering the field. The series will be open to and will expand to include any topic where an in-depth coverage need is defined.

Thanks to the impending publication of two new titles, a new series Editorial Board, and beautiful new cover designs, it looks like an exciting new start for the Comprehensive Series in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. We do welcome feedback on books in the series and ideas for areas we should cover in future. To get in touch, please email us at books@rsc.org.

Ad maiora!

Read more in the full Editorial published in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences.

Posted by Rowan on behalf of the authors Massimo Trotta, Evelyne Sage and Lesley Rhodes

Lesley E. Rhodes, University of Manchester (Scientific interests include human photobiology and photomedicine); Evelyn Sage, Institut Curie (Focusses on basic aspects of photobiology in her research); Massimo Trotta, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy (Research interests are in environmental applications of photosynthesis)

*Apologies to Pink Floyd

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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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