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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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Dr Alan Greenwood reviews “Crime Scene to Court (Fourth Edition)”

Books review: Crime Scene to Court (Fourth Edition)

Edited by Peter White

RSC Publishing | 2016 | 680pp | £37.99 (PB) | ISBN 978-1-78262-446-2

Reviewed by Dr Alan Greenwood, Coventry University, United Kingdom

‘Crime Scene to Court – The Essentials of Forensic Science’ has been essential reading for forensic science students for a number of years. As with previous iterations of this book, this fourth edition approaches subjects in a progressive, user-friendly way that should appeal to those with both a scientific and non- scientific background. As the title suggests, the reader is taken through the investigative process from the examination of the crime scene, through to the analysis of various evidence types, and then finally to the presentation of evidence in court by an expert witness.

This fourth edition considers a range of evidence types, from traditional ones such as marks evidence, toxicology and trace evidence, to less traditional examples like forensic ecology. Unlike some forensic texts, each evidence type is written by experts in that particular field, who skilfully present their practitioner knowledge and experience with clarity. This new edition also includes chapters on ‘Identifying the Individual’ and ‘Digital Forensics’. The former predominately considers finger-mark evidence, and includes sections on cognitive bias and biometrics. With Digital Forensics expertly covering a range of topics including privacy laws, hacking, and the issues related to inspecting seized computers. As the digital world continues to develop, digital forensics is becoming increasingly more important within the criminal justice system, therefore its inclusion in this book should be applauded.

The use of colour images in this edition greatly supports the readers understanding. For example their use in bloodstain pattern analysis allows clear comprehension of the directionality component of blood patterns, something that could be difficult in previous editions. In addition, the fact that most of the contributing authors are UK based should appeal to those with specific interest in how forensic science is applied within the UK legal framework – UK based students for example.

In conclusion, this is an excellent book which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone with an interest in forensic science, from the experienced practitioner to the curious layman.

Crime Scene to Court (Fourth Edition) can be purchased here.

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Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text (Third Edition)

The third edition of Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text discusses many topics in the field, including the provision of environmentally benign products from sustainable resources, legislation, renewable resources, catalysis in green chemistry, and some industrial case studies. This book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering green chemistry, and is written by Mike Lancaster, who set up the Royal Society of Chemistry Green Chemistry Network and has more than 20 years’ experience in the chemical industry.

Also of interest, the Royal Society of Chemistry Green Chemistry Journal is honouring the 25th anniversary of the term “green chemistry” by publishing an editorial each month in the year 2016 focusing on one of the twelve principles of green chemistry. Read the latest edition of our Green Chemistry Journal here.

You may find other books of interest in our Green Chemistry Series, including:

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Celebrating 40 books in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series

The publication of Near-infrared Nanomaterials edited by Fan Zhang sees the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series reach the great achievement of publishing its fortieth book.

With contributions from leading experts in nanoscale research, the series provides a comprehensive resource of books covering key topics such as the characterisation, performance and properties of nanostructured materials and technologies and their applications. Since the publication of the first book in 2005 on Nanotubes and Nanowires by C N Ram Rao and A Govindaraj, the series has covered subjects such as polymer-based nanostructures, nanodiamond, fullerenes and nanoarcitectonics as well as the applications of nanomaterials in art conservation, food, health and energy.

Series Editor-in-chief, Paul O’Brien CBE FRS, says ‘this series is remarkably popular with both readers and contributors with several volumes updated and published as new editions. Much of the success has been ‘bottom up’ and a result of the hard work by the authors and editors of individual volumes, they all deserve our thanks. If you have an idea for a book in the series please do contact us – we want to have our 50th volume as soon as possible!’

Titles include:

  • Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices edited by Seung H Ko and Costas P Grigoropoulos
  • Nanoceramics in Clinical Use (2nd Edition) by María Vallet-Regi and Daniel Arcos Navarrete
  • Semiconductor Quantum Dots by Mark Green
  • Nanocharacterisation (2nd Edition) edited by Angus I Kirkland and Sarah J Haigh

View all 40 titles in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 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 the series Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle.

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Discounts on popular science books until 11 December

A certain Dr Webber had complained to a City of London magistrate that brilliantly coloured socks…had caused severe ‘‘constitutional and local complaint’’ to several of his patients.

The Case of the Poisonous Socks

William H Brock

£19.99/$32.00

The author says:

“…the idea was to use stories from the history of 19th and 20th-century chemistry to encourage a better understanding of how chemists work and the centrality of chemistry to the working of our modern world.”

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The reviews say:

“Each essay is itself a mine of glorious nuggets of information … offering the reader such gems as the sock story, an entertaining song about sewerage, and the involvement of the Chemist Justus Liebig with the origins of Fray Bentos corned beef and Oxo.”  Georgette Taylor Metascience

“Science historian William H Brock sticks to his scholarship in assembling this collection of 42 short essays, and he tells them in an entertaining manner that facilitates learning and subsequent retelling.”  Bob Kenworthy Chemical Heritage, Fall 2012/Winter 2013

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The best cure for muscle and joint pain is ibuprofen, which suppresses the excess arachidonic acid that is the cause.


Chemistry at Home

John Emsley

£21.99/$35.00

The author says:

“…if you’ve ever wondered what’s in popular medicines, laundry liquids, cosmetics, toilet cleaners, diet drinks, weedkillers, and even WD40, then this book reveals all. [It] helps people understand what they are using,         and to pierce the web of chemistry misinformation that’s spun by some in the media.”

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Chemistry was unquestionably the sine qua non of the war.


The Chemists’ War

Michael Freemantle

£19.99/$32.00

The author says:

“The First World War and especially the chemistry that underpinned the war fascinate me. The lethal explosives, incendiaries, and poison gases used in the war were all discovered and developed by chemists, but so            were the anaesthetics, antiseptics, painkillers and disinfectants employed in the casualty clearing stations and military hospitals. I wanted to write a book that covered all the chemical aspects of the war and described      the contributions of chemists to the war effort and the care of the sick and wounded.”

The reviews say:

“It is well written, extensively referenced and includes a useful last chapter on the top 50 chemicals of the Great War. There is a lot of interesting chemistry but the human story is also strong.”

“…a remarkably diverse collection of essays … The book will appeal to the general reader as well as the many scientists and historians interested in the Great War.”  Popular Science

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While Herschel may have believed that there was indeed a true absence of stars in such regions, an alternative explanation is simpler: that something in the foreground is obscuring the optical light of the background stars.


The Cosmic-Chemical Bond

D A Williams, T W Hartquist

£24.99/$40.00

The authors say:

“Chemistry has been operating in the universe ever since the first simple elements appeared after the Big Bang. We describe the chemical story of the universe, from the formation of the first stars and galaxies, to the             birth of stars and galaxies in the present epoch. If that’s your bag, this is your book.”

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Markov was unaware that beneath the skin of his leg was a minute pellet containing one of the deadliest of all poisons…

Molecules of Murder

John Emsley

£16.99/$24.95

The author says:

“The book is about 10 deadly molecules and the murders in which they were used. My reason for writing the book was to tap into the public’s appetite for true crime dramas and to show how important is the role of                  chemistry.”

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The reviews say:

“This book is clearly written and much easier to digest than the compounds it describes … Emsley has written a book that satisfies the true-crime reader as well as the science-orientated specialist … I’m sure Gil Grisson, former head of the forensic investigation team in the TV Show “CSI” would have a copy on his shelf.”  Charles Tumosa Chemical and Engineering News, Feb 2 2009, Volume 87, Number 05

“…each chapter is full of interesting nuggets of information that you just don’t find in the standard toxicology textbooks … Highly recommended, too, for anybody who enjoys a good thriller!”  Safety and Health Practitioner

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…the innovation of the whisky blend, attributed to Andrew Usher in the early 1860s, was ripe for exploitation by the so-called whisky barons towards the end of the 19th century.

The Science and Commerce of Whisky

Ian Buxton, Paul S Hughes

£27.99/$45.00

The authors say:

“We recognised a need for a fresh and up-to-date approach to a fast-moving topic that would appeal to both students and enthusiasts. Gain insights into and appreciation of one of the world’s favourite spirits.”

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The reviews say:

“The authors have clearly put much effort into this book… I enjoyed the book almost as much as I enjoy whisky. I imagine it will also be enjoyed by many chemists with no taste for whisky. Fascinating stuff from cover to cover.”  Ian W Davies Chromatographia (2014) 77:1733-1734

“The entire journey between barley and the final product is explained with a host of scientific details.”  Jean-Marie Putz http://www.whisky-distilleries.info

Find all of these and more in the Bookshop now.

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New RSC book: Green Chemistry Strategies for Drug Discovery

Green Chemistry Strategies for Drug Discovery

It is rapidly becoming clear that by incorporating green chemistry techniques earlier in drug development, pharmaceutical companies can greatly speed up the production of potential drugs.Integrating green chemistry protocol into the drug discovery discipline is a relatively new phenomenon, as the scale at which chemists operate in drug discovery is smaller than those used in process and manufacturing chemistry.

Green Chemistry Strategies for Drug Discovery is written by pioneering experts in green chemistry. It provides a practical guide illustrating, to both academic and industrial labs, how to implement greener approaches for the greatest return on their investment, and without slowing down their science.

The editors, Emily A. Peterson and Julie B. Manley, have taken a comprehensive approach to this emerging field, covering the entire drug discovery process from molecule conception, through synthesis, formulation and toxicology with specific examples and case studies where green chemistry strategies have been implemented. They also address cutting-edge topics like biologics discovery, continuous processing and intellectual property.

Green Chemistry Strategies for Drug Discovery is the newest publication in the RSC Drug Discovery series. Further details on the content and scope of this book can be found on its Books Publishing page. If you like what you read, Green Chemistry Strategies for Drug Discovery is available now as a hardback from our Royal Society of Chemistry Bookshop. It is also in our 2015 eBook collection.

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FREE Medicinal Chemistry Toolkit App: Easy to access functions – anytime, anywhere

The Medicinal Chemistry Toolkit App, compatible with iOS devices and optimised for iPad, provides a suite of resources to support the day to day work of a medicinal chemist.

Search the App store for “Medicinal Chemistry Toolkit.”

Download our Medicinal Chemistry Toolkit App on the AppStore

Functions include:

  • Cheng-Prusoff calculator
  • Dose to man calculator
  • Gibbs free energy to binding constant calculator
  • Maximum absorbable dose calculator
  • Potency shift due to plasma protein binding calculator
  • LogD vs pH curves
  • Attrition modeller
  • Drug-drug interaction modeller

Exciting new functionality recently released in v2.0 allows you to draw your own structures and provides direct feedback on the quality or drug-like nature of your compound and calculates pharmacologically relevant properties (GClogP, ligand efficiency).

The Handbook of Medicinal Chemistry

The app has been designed in collaboration with the editors of The Handbook of Medicinal Chemistry: Principles and Practice, which was published in December 2014 providing a comprehensive, everyday resource for a practicing medicinal chemist throughout the drug development process.

Price: £84.99 – RSC Members receive 35% discount!
Order Now.
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-625-1
Pages:  788

Comprehensive and up-to-date information covering the entire drug development process.

Written and edited by experts from academia and industry.
Case studies with hints and tips from within the industry allow medicinal chemists to apply academic understanding to drug discovery.

Coming Soon:  interactive electronic format

The Handbook will be published online to allow greater linking to relevant resources. Per chapter download from our publication platform containing additional features, such as links to protein and chemical structures, interactive graphs and downloadable project management templates, will be available soon.

PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-183-6
EPUB eISBN: 978-1-78262-419-6
DOI: 10.1039/9781782621836

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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

Semiconductor Nanowires  edited by Wei Lu and Jie Xiang Semiconductor Nanowires

This book provides a timely reference on semiconductor nanowires including an introduction to their synthesis and properties. Chapters focus on the different applications including photovoltaics, nanogenerators, transistors, biosensors and photonics.

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.

Cationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine edited by Sangram K. Samal and Peter Dubruel Cationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine

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. 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.

New in the RSC Soft Matter Series

Particle-Stabilized Emulsions and Colloids edited by To Ngai and Stefan Bon  Particle-Stabilized Emulsions and Colloids

In many cases of colloidal particles at interfaces, the mechanism of particle interactions is still unknown. This book introduces the basic concepts and principles of colloidal particles at liquid-liquid interfaces,  discusses the latest advances in emulsions stabilized by solid and soft particles and 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.

New in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series

Glycopolymer Code edited by C. Remzy Becer and Laura Hartmann Glycopolymer Code

Glycopolymers are important for cell signalling, recognition pathways, and their role in the immune system. They are gaining attention for new applications in tissue engineering and drug delivery. This book discusses the preparation, characterization and applications of glycopolymers providing a complete overview of the topic with examples from the latest research

With contributions from leading researchers in the field, the book is a unique source for graduates and academics new to the subject and already working in the area of glycopolymers.

New in the RSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Series

Microfluidics for Medical Applications edited by Albert van den Berg and Loes Segerink Microfluidics for Medical Applications

Lab-on-a-chip devices for point of care diagnostics have been present in clinics for several years now. Alongside their continual development, research is underway to bring the organs and tissue on-a-chip to the patient, amongst other medical applications of microfluidics.

This book provides the reader with a comprehensive review of the latest developments in the application of microfluidics to medicine. Written with students and practitioners in mind, and with contributions from the leaders in the field across the globe, this book provides a complete digest of the state-of-the-art in microfluidics medical devices and will provide a handy resource for any laboratory or clinic involved in the development or application of such devices.

Announcing

 

Structured Soft and Biological Matter, 9 June 2015, Durham UK

This one-day meeting, co-organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Soft Matter and the Durham Centre for Soft Matter, Durham University, UK, will mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of Soft Matter. For more information, please click here.

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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Royal Society of Chemistry online Bookshop relaunch

Our new, streamlined online Bookshop will very soon go live! Its many novel features make browsing our vast collection of print and eBooks much easier and faster, allowing you to stay up to date with the most recent cutting-edge discoveries and developments in the chemical sciences.

  • The Bookshop homepage showcases our selected new publications, forthcoming publications and highlights, with their prices and cover images, to save you time if you’re looking for a specific item.
  • Should you be in the mood to browse and don’t have a particular book in mind already, you can search through both our published and forthcoming books, accumulating filters to pinpoint exactly the topics you are interested in. We also have a counter which ticks over with every filter that you add, to show how many books are available with your search terms.
  • Are you a Bookseller or Author? The Bookshop has tabs packed with useful information relevant to you regarding catalogues, E-Alerts, promotional material, publishing guidelines and recent reviews.
  • If you’re stuck for present ideas, the Bookshop also contains a whole tab dedicated to Gift suggestions.
  • Our Add to Basket and Checkout procedures are much more straightforward, so you can buy what you want when you want. Perfect for our busy clients. You can also pre-order forthcoming books to ensure you don’t miss out on the most popular titles.

So keep an eye out for our fresh new page. We hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us.

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First Zing Computational Chemical Biology Conference, 6th-9th August 2015

The first Zing Computational Chemical Biology conference will take place from the 6th to the 9th of August 2015. It will bring together scientists to discuss multidisciplinary research that leverages computer simulation to address key questions crossing the physical sciences-life sciences/biomedical interface. In particular, the conference will feature sessions focusing on the development and application of novel and state-of-the-art computational tools and technology for solving major problems in the life and biomedical sciences.

Topics will include advances in molecular dynamics simulation of enzymes; computational approaches to studying the interaction of drugs, drug transporters and signalling enzymes with lipid membranes; simulation of protein-protein interaction and multi-protein complex enzymatic systems; computational study of signalling pathways; new techniques in computational drug discovery as they apply to enzyme reactivity and dynamics; simulation of allosteric interactions; advances in multi-scale modelling; new techniques for direct simulation of reactivity in biological systems; and the impact of technological advances in computer hardware and software on the field of chemical biology.

The conference will feature lectures by established leaders in the fields, as well as encouraging young and talented researchers to present both challenging questions and new ideas for solving them. The aim is to encourage a collegial atmosphere to promote stimulating and insightful discussion while enjoying the beauty of tropical Cairns, Australia.

To see a full list of confirmed speakers, click here.


Deadlines:

Talk Consideration Deadline: 1st May 2015

Poster Submission Deadline: 1st June 2015


URL: http://www.zingconferences.com/conferences/computational-chemical-biology/

Computational Chemical Biology Conference 2015, Cairn, Australia

The first Computational Chemical Biology Conference will take place from the 6th to the 9th of August 2015 in Cairn, Australia

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