Frontiers of Chemistry

Frontiers of Chemistry

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Editor: Keith J. Laidler
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157740

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157740

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Keith J. Laidler

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