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  • Enzymatic polymerization of phenolic compounds by oxidoreductasesby Mohamed Ghoul; Latifa Chebil

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    The enzymatic polymerization of phenolic compounds continues to generate interest in several diverse fields such as food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The use of these compounds for their antioxidant properties is limited by their low solubility and thermal stability. Polymerization can improve their solubility and their thermal stability thus creating... more...

  • Biomimetics in Materials Scienceby Michael Nosonovsky; Pradeep K. Rohatgi

    Springer 2011; US$ 169.00

    Biomimetics in Materials Science provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical review of biomimetic materials with self-healing, self-lubricating and self-cleaning properties. These three topics are closely related and constitute rapidly developing areas of study. The field of self-healing materials requires a new conceptual understanding of this... more...

  • Two Studies in Gas-Phase Ion Spectroscopyby Matthew J. Simpson

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    In this thesis Matthew Simpson reportstwo areas of work in gas ion spectroscopy, each investigation in itself worthy of a PhD. The first study uses tunable vacuum-ultraviolet radiation from a synchrotron to identify negative ions from twenty four photoexcited polyatomic molecules in the gas phase. From these experiments, Matthew collects a vast amount... more...

  • Fluorescent Proteins Iby Gregor Jung

    Springer 2011; US$ 309.00

    Fluorescent proteins are intimately connected to research in the life sciences. Tagging of gene products with fluorescent proteins has revolutionized all areas of biosciences, ranging from fundamental biochemistry to clinical oncology, to environmental research. The discovery of the Green Fluorescent Protein, its first, seminal application and the... more...

  • Fluorescent Proteins IIby Gregor Jung

    Springer 2012; US$ 309.00

    Fluorescent proteins are intimately connected to research in the life sciences. Tagging of gene products with fluorescent proteins has revolutionized all areas of biosciences, ranging from fundamental biochemistry to clinical oncology, to environmental research. The discovery of the Green Fluorescent Protein, its first, seminal application and the... more...

  • Late Transition Metal-Carboryne Complexesby Zaozao Qiu

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Zaozao Qiu shows in this thesis that transition metals can mediate or catalyze the cycloaddition or coupling reactions of carboryne with alkynes or alkenes to afford benzocarboranes, alkenylcarboranes or dihydrobenzocarboranes. These results represent powerful strategies to assemble useful complex molecules from very simple precursors in a single operation.... more...

  • Ultrasonic Coal-Wash for De-Ashing and De-Sulfurizationby B. Ambedkar

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This study focuses on the physical aspects of ultrasonic de-ashing and de-sulfurization, such as cavitation, streaming and their combined effects. Ambedkar Balraj proposes an ultrasound-assisted coal particle breakage mechanism and explores aqueous and solvent-based ultrasonic techniques for de-ashing and de-sulfurization. Ambedkar designs a Taguchi... more...

  • High- and Low-Valent tris-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Iron Complexesby Carola S. Vogel

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Carola Vogel's PhD thesis focuses on the synthesis, and structural and spectroscopic characterization of the first high valent iron nitride complexes. In her interdisciplinary and collaborative research Carola also describes the reactivity studies of a unique iron (V) nitride complex with water. These studies show that quantitative yields of ammonia... more...

  • Chemical Transformations of Vinylidenecyclopropanesby Lixiong Shao; Jianmei Lu; Min Shi

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Modern organic synthesis has paid much attention to the chemistry of small carbocycles. Vinylidenecyclopropanes (VDCPs), which have strained cyclopropyl group connected with an allene moiety and yet are thermally stable and reactive substances in organic chemistry, are versatile intermediates in organic synthesis. In this volume, Dr. Lixiong Shao,... more...

  • Total Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products by Palladium-Catalyzed Domino Cyclization of Allenes and Related Compoundsby Shinsuke Inuki

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    The author has developed novel methodologies for highly efficient construction of functionalized heterocycles by palladium-catalyzed domino/cascade cyclization of allenes and related compounds containing appropriate nucleophilic group(s). Based on these methodologies, enantioselective total syntheses of bioactive natural products, pachastrissamine... more...