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Chemistry - Physical Chemistry | High Pressure Chemistry and Biology

High Pressure Chemistry and Biology

McMillan, Paul F., Meersman, Filip

2015, Approx. 300 p.

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  • About this textbook

  • Features an elegant exploration of the many facets of high pressure chemistry, for both graduates and postgraduates
  • Presents a study that includes applications to inorganic solid state chemistry, organic chemistry, biomolecules as well as basic principles of HPC
A monograph spanning solid state and materials chemistry. Aimed to prime those who have just entered the research field (must have a thorough grounding in theory); also beneficial to researchers with a focus on new directions in HPC.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » gas loading - high pressure chemistry - hydrostatic - hydrothermal bombs - materials chemistry - shock waves - solid state chemistry

Related subjects » Materials - Organic Chemistry - Physical Chemistry

Table of contents 

Outline contents:
1. Introduction
• High pressures in context: from interstellar space to the interiors of stars
• A historical overview
• Pressure as a variable for chemistry studies
2. Basic principles of high pressure
• Hydrothermal bombs and gas vessels
• "Large volume" high pressure devices
• Diamond anvil cells
• Shock waves and explosions
• Studying chemistry, structure and properties at high pressure
3. Solid state chemistry, geochemistry and mineralogy
• Forming dense mineral structures: understanding the interior of the earth
• Project superhard: diamond and other dense materials
• New magnetic materials and superconductors
• Tuning the properties of solid state materials
4. Molecular chemistry: electronic structure and reaction pathways
• Organic reactions at high pressure
• Electronic structure in inorganic and organometallic complexes
• Supercritical fluids
• Condensed gases at very high pressure: new dense solids
5. Biological molecules under pressure
• Why is important? From food preservation to the origin of life
• Proteins: denaturation, configurational energy landscapes and fibril formation
• Lipid packing at high pressure
• Nucleic acids
• Cells, organisms and biological processes
6. New directions
• Using high pressure to design complex new materials
• Clathrate structures and energy production
• Nanoparticles and high pressure chemistry
7. Epilogue
8. Index

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