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Chemistry: The Key to our Sustainable Future

Gupta Bhowon, M., Jhaumeer-Laulloo, S., Li Kam Wah, H., Ramasami, P. (Eds.)

2014, XIV, 353 p. 142 illus., 66 illus. in color.

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  • Includes carefully selected papers
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  • Contributions from academics of international distinction
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Chemistry: The Key to our Sustainable Future is a collection of selected contributed papers by participants of the International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2012) on the theme of “Chemistry: The Key for our Future” held in Mauritius in July 2012.

In light of the significant contribution of chemistry to benefit of mankind, this book is a collection of recent results generated from research in chemistry and interdisciplinary areas. It covers topics ranging from nanotechnology, natural product chemistry to analytical and environmental chemistry.

Chemistry: The Key to our Sustainable Future is written for graduates, postgraduates, researchers in industry and academia who have an interest in the fields ranging from fundamental to applied chemistry.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agricultural Chemistry - Biophysical Chemistry - Chemical Biology - Chemical Education - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Physics - Chemical Safety - Green Chemistry - Sustainable Chemistry

Related subjects » Inorganic Chemistry - Organic Chemistry - Sustainable Development - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Table of contents 

Elastomeric Actuators Based on Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate and Carbon Nanotubes.- Identification of Volatile Compounds from Flowers and Aromatic Plants: How and Why?.- An Investigation into the Use of Concept Cartoons in the Teaching of “Metals and the Reactivity Series” at the Secondary Level.- Electron Correlation Energy in the Ground State of the Helium Sequence.- Hydrocarbon Generating Potentials of Benue Trough Coals.- Risk Assessment and Toxic Effects of Exposure to Nanoparticles Associated with Natural and Anthropogenic Sources.- Immunomodulatory Activity of Phenolic Fraction from Piper Borbonese and Cassytha Filiformis Growing in Comoros Islands.- Need for Smoking Cessation Support for Better Health of Employees.- Preparation and Characterization of some Imidazoles and Formimidoyl-1H-imidazoles from Formamidines.- Synthesis and Characterization of 6-Carbamoyl-2-Alkyl-9-(Phenyl or Benzyl)-9H-Purines.- Therapeutic Potential of Common Culinary Herbs and Spices of Mauritius.- Metal Burden as Template for Assessing the Quality of Raw Water Sourced From Two Rivers by Lagos State Water Corporation, Nigeria.- Adsorption of Selected Ions on Ferro-Precipitates from Aqueous Solutions.- Stochastic Approach for Enzyme Reaction in Nano Size via Different Algorithms.- Enhancing Conceptual Understanding of the “Chemistry of Life”at the ‘A’-Level Through Use of Computer Animations.- NaBH4-Mediated Complete Reduction of the α,β-Unsaturated Ketone Units of Chalcones in the Synthesis of Flavans.- Workshop on Unlocking the Potential for Low-Cost Teaching in 3rd World Countries.- Percolation Studies of Single- and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes/ Poly(methyl methacrylate) Nanocomposites.- Chemistry Aid: How Innovative Solutions to Chemistry Education are Making a Difference.- Synthesis and Characterization of Some New Metal Complexes of Condensation Reaction Products of 3-Amino-1,2,4-Triazole with Isatin, N-Acetylisatin and Bis(2,3-Dioxoindolin-1-yl)Mercury(II).- Propericiazine as a Reagent for the Spectrophotometric Determination of Osmium.- An Assessment of Physico-Chemical Parameters of Ganga Water Using Multivariate Analysis.- Toxicity Studies of Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague ex Turrill and its Smooth Muscles Effects.- Metal Levels in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines.- A Comparative Study on Preserving Milk Using Grass Species Hyperenium Rufa for Fumigating Milk Containers and Pasteurisation.

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