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BOOKS
CHEMISTRY

1.
Theodore E. Brown
Solutions to Exercises for Chemistry: The Central Science 12th E

This book features detailed, step-by-step solutions to the more than 2,600 end-if-chapter problems in chemistry. For each solution, the author outlines the key steps, following the same outline that was used to solve similar sample problems in the textbook. She also calls your attention to aspects such as significant digits, units, and strategies for thinking about similar problems.

2.
Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 3rd Edition, 18 volume set. Organic chemistry

Nine years has passed since the 1992 second edition of the encyclopedia was published. This completely revised third edition, which is a university and professional level compendium of chemistry, molecular biology, mathematics, and engineering, is refreshed with numerous articles about current research in these fields. For example, the new edition has an increased emphasis on information processing and biotechnology, reflecting the rapid growth of these areas. The continuing Editor-in-Chief, Robert Meyers, and the Board prepared a new topical outline of physical science and technology to define complete coverage. Section editors are either Nobel Laureates or editors of key journals in their fields. Additional Board members representing the global scientific community were also recruited.
The new 18-volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 3Ed., will have the added feature of an Index Volume, containing abstracts of all of the articles in the encyclopedia.
The latest edition of the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology:
Has been completely updated with no less than 90% revised material and 50% new content throughout the volumes
Presents eighteen volumes, nearly 800 authoritative articles and 14,500 pages
Is lavishly illustrated with over 7,000 photographs, illustrations and tables
Presents an increased emphasis on the hottest topics such as information processing, environmental science, biotechnology and biomedicine
Includes a final Index Volume containing Thematic, Relational and Subject indexes

Acetylene
Alkaloids
Bioconjugate Chemistry
Carbohydrates
Catalysis, Homogeneous
Fuel Chemistry
Heterocyclic Chemistry
Organic Chemical Systems, Theory
Organic Chemistry, Synthesis
Organic Macrocycles
Organometallic Chemistry
Pharmaceuticals, Controlled Release of
Physical Organic Chemistry
Stereochemistry

3.
David Ager
Handbook of Chiral Chemicals, Second Edition

As pharmaceutical companies look to develop single enantiomers as drug candidates, chemists are increasingly faced with the problems associated with this subclass of organic synthesis. “The Handbook of Chiral Chemicals, Second Edition” highlights the problems associated with the production of chiral compounds on a commercial scale. The handbook first elaborates upon starting materials obtained from a ‘chiral pool’, which can be derived from natural products. Then it explains methods and reactions that can introduce or influence stereogenic centers, particularly asymmetric hydrogenations, oxidations, pericyclic reactions, and enzymatic methods.While hydrogenations have been the most widely employed approach for the large-scale synthesis of several commercial compounds, the search for the ideal catalyst has consistently led researchers to enzymes present in biological systems. Several chapters concentrate on understanding how to manipulate enzymes for catalyzing new reactions for taking new substrates. Other significant topics include chiral auxiliaries, chromatographic techniques, enantiomers-specific reactions, and resolution. This second edition updates all its chapters, illustrating the speed of development in this field, and features new chapters that highlight successful approaches in an industrial setting. “The Handbook of Chiral Chemicals, Second Edition” is a guide to advances in the field that result in more efficient and cost-effective synthesis of chiral chemicals.

4.
Paul A. Moore
The Hidden Power of Smell: How Chemicals Influence Our Lives and Behavior

The main purpose of the book is to provide insight into an area that humans often take for granted. There are wonderful and exciting stories of organisms using chemical signals as a basis of a sophisticated communication system. In many instances, chemical signals can provide more detailed and accurate information than any other mode of communication, yet this world is hidden from us because of our focus on visual and auditory signals.​ Although we have a diversity of senses available to us, humans are primarily auditory and visual animals. These stimuli are sent to the more cognitive areas of our brain where they are immediately processed for information. We use sounds to communicate and music to excite or soothe us. Our vision provides us with communication, entertainment, and information about our world. Even though our world is dominated by other stimulus energies, we have chosen, in an evolutionary sense, either auditory or visual signals to carry our most important information. This is not the case for most other organisms. Chemical signals, mediated through the sense of smell and taste, are typically more important and are used more often than other sensory signals. The world of communication using chemicals is an alien world for us. We are unaware of how important chemical signals are to other organisms and we often overlook the influence of chemical signals in our own life. Part of this naïveté about chemical signals is due to our cultural focus on visual and auditory signals, but a larger part of our collective ignorance is the lack of information about chemical communication in both popular and scientific writings. The popular press and popular writings virtually ignore the chemical senses, especially in regard to their role or influence for humans and our human culture. Academic books and textbooks are no better.

5.
Chemistry in Context: Applying Chemistry to Society, 7th Edition

Following in the tradition of the first six editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, seventh edition, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world. The non traditional approach of Chemistry in Context reflects today’s technological issues and the chemistry principles imbedded within them. The seventh edition applies sustainability principles wherever possible. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context.

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