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Frontiers of Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080262208, 9781483157740

Frontiers of Chemistry

1st Edition

Plenary and Keynote Lectures Presented at the 28th IUPAC Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 16-22 August 1981

Editor: Keith J. Laidler
eBook ISBN: 9781483157740
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 380
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Frontiers of Chemistry reviews the plenary and keynote lectures presented in the 28th International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Congress. The book discusses the future development and applications of chemistry. The text is divided into two main parts, where the first part covers the plenary lectures and the second part covers the keynote lectures. Part 2 is organized into sections, according to contents, such as the role of chemistry in the solution of energy problems; the study of the environment; and the beneficiation of resources. The book will be of great interest to chemists, since it tackles topics that are significant in the advancement of the field of chemistry.

Table of Contents

Organizing Committee



Plenary Lecture

The Binding of Carbohydrate Structures with Antibodies and Lectins

Keynote Lectures

I. Chemistry in the Solution of Energy Problems

Electrochemical Solar Cells

Pollutant Formation and Destruction in Flames

II. Chemistry in the Study of the Environment

Stratospheric Chemistry

Wastewater Biotechnology and the Sceptical Chemist

Corrosion in the Polluted Environment

III. Chemistry in the Beneficiation of Resources

Uranium Chemistry in the Nuclear Industry

Chemistry and the Soil Environment - Surfaces and Sorption Processes

Contribution of Wood Chemistry for Progress of Pulping Studies

Biotechnology - Trends in the '80s

IV. Computers in Chemistry

Molecular Structures and Reaction Mechanisms as Studied by the Ab Initio Energy Gradient Method

Some Computational Trends in Theoretical Chemistry

Beyond Mere Automation

Computer Aided Studies of Biomolecular Structure and Function

V. Analytical Chemistry

Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Middle Molecules, Preformed Organic Ions and Zwitterions

Ion Selective Electrodes in Biology and Medicine

VI. Inorganic Chemistry

Metal Atoms in Synthesis and Related Aspects

Reductive Elimination

Macropolycyclic Structures for Bio- and Abio-Inorganic Chemistry from Dinucleating to Polynucleating Cryptands

VII. Organic Chemistry

Biomimetic Chemistry

Total Synthesis of Polyether Antibiotics Narasin and Salinomycin

Resolving Mechanistic Ambiguities

VIII. Physical Chemistry

The Role of Catalysis in the Development of Alternative Energy Sources

Is X-Ray Diffraction a Novel Method for Structures?

The Study of Radical Reaction Kinetics by Time-Resolved ESR

Vibrationally Highly Excited Molecules and Intramolecular Mode Coupling through High Overtone Spectroscopy

State-Selected Studies of Gas-Surface Encounters


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Keith J. Laidler

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