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Presenting concepts, theory, and computational approaches, Molecular Interactions covers long, intermediate, and short range interactions of molecules in their ground electronic state, interactions of electronically excited species, interactions of extended systems (such as chains, clusters and surfaces), and interactions in liquids and solids. This modern, comprehensive treatment of intermolecular forces acquaints advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students as well as researchers with orders of magnitude of properties, useful models, and the theory and computational aspects needed to interpret and predict phenomena.
Ideas of Quantum Chemistry, Volume Two: Interactions highlights the motions and systems in quantum chemistry and the models and tools used to assess them, thus giving detailed insights into the behaviors underlying quantum chemistry. Using an innovative structure to show the logical relationships between different topics, systems and methods, it answers questions and emphasizes knowledge using practical examples. Beginning with a review of the orbital model of electronic motion in periodic systems, the book goes on to explore the correlation of electronic motions, density functional theory (DFT), electric and magnetic fields, intermolecular interactions, chemical reactions and information processing. This third release has been updated and revised to cover the latest developments in the field. It can be used on its own as a guide to key interactions and tools or in combination with Volume Two to give a complete overview of the field.
Nanostructured electrode materials have exhibited unrivaled electrochemical properties in creating elite supercapacitors. Morphology Design Paradigm for Supercapacitors presents the latest advances in the improvement of supercapacitors due to the incorporation of nanomaterials into the design; from zero-dimensional to three-dimensional, and microporous to mesoporous. Coverage includes basic comprehension of capacitive practices at sub-atomic and nanoscales to enhance device performance for an extensive assortment of potential applications, including customer electronics, wearable gadgets, hybrid electric vehicles, stationary and industrial frameworks. Key Features: Provides readers with a clear understanding of the execution of these materials as electrodes in electrochemical supercapacitors. Covers recent material designs and an extensive scope of electrode materials such as 0D to 3D. Explores recent nanostructured system material designs that have been created and tested in supercapacitor configurations. Considers microporous to mesoporous supercapacitor electrode materials. Features the impact of nanostructures on the properties of supercapacitors; including specific capacitance, cycle stability, and rate capability.
Among electrode materials, inorganic materials have received vast consideration owing to their redox chemistry, chemical stability, high electrochemical performance, and high-power applications. These exceptional properties enable inorganic-based materials to find application in high-performance energy conversion and storage. The current advances in nanotechnology have uncovered novel inorganic materials by various strategies and their different morphological features may serve as a rule for future supercapacitor electrode design for efficient supercapacitor performance. Inorganic Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Design depicts the latest advances in inorganic nanomaterials for supercapacitor energy storage devices. Key Features: Provides an overview on the supercapacitor application of inorganic-based materials. Describes the fundamental aspects, key factors, advantages and challenges of inorganic supercapacitors Presents up-to-date coverage of the large, rapidly growing and complex literature on inorganic supercapacitors Surveys current applications in supercapacitor energy storage. Explores the new aspects of inorganic materials and next-generation supercapacitor systems.
Organometallic chemistry underpins the majority of homogeneous catalysis, which is used in a range of areas from the multi-tonne-scale synthesis of polymers to the discovery and preparation of high-value molecules, such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. The development and/or optimisation of many of these catalytic applications crucially depends on the discovery and understanding of mechanistic processes in organometallic chemistry. As such, mechanistic investigations have played a key role in the field of organometallic chemistry since its early days, but the recent and rapid growth in transition-metal catalysed organic reactions, where fundamental mechanistic insight is frequently lagging behind synthetic developments, emphasises their contemporary importance. In addition, there have been many significant developments recently in the physical methods that can be used to gain mechanistic understanding in organometallic chemistry (e.g. NMR spectroscopic developments, such as new hyperpolarisation techniques, in-situ IR for reaction monitoring, novel methodologies for kinetic analysis, and novel computational approaches). This volume focusses on mechanistic studies coupled with novel experimental and computational methods and brings together experts with a wide range of interests and backgrounds, including those developing new physical methods for mechanistic investigations and the potential end users of these methods. In this volume, the topics covered include: Physical methods for mechanistic understanding Understanding unusual element-element bond formation and activation Computational and theoretical approaches for mechanistic understanding Mechanistic insight into organic and industrial transformations
Electrodes and electrolytes are essential parts for energy storage devices. Conducting polymers are organic polymers which contain conjugation along the polymer backbone that conduct electricity. Conducting polymers are promising materials for energy storage applications because of their fast charge-discharge kinetics, high charge density, fast redox reaction, low-cost, ease of synthesis, tunable morphology, high power capability and excellent intrinsic conductivity compared with inorganic-based materials. This book surveys recent advances in conducting polymers and their composites addressing the execution of these materials as electrodes in electrochemical power sources.
A response to increasingly stringent regulation of pollution and toxicity levels in industrial waste discharge, Micellar Enhanced Ultrafiltration: Fundamentals & Applications offers the most complete book available on the benefits and use of micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) to achieve continuous removal of organic and inorganic pollutants. An Unparalleled Book That Addresses Both Academic and Industrial Points of View Several membrane-based techniques, such as microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis, are currently used in a wide range of applications throughout the textile, pulp and paper, sugar, chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnological, and food industries. However, although reverse osmosis is an effective means of removing contaminants, this book explains why MEUF is a better substitute, as it less expensive, less energy-intensive, and more efficient and practical for a wider range of applications. Topics covered include: Effects of pollution in water and its consequences Various treatment processes and membrane technologies Fundamentals of ultrafiltration Outline of various membrane modules and modeling approaches Principles of colloid chemistry Theories of micelle formation Stability and dynamics of micelles Phenomena of counterion binding Solubilization of organic pollutants Selection criteria for surfactants Various flux enhancement techniques Recovery of precious metals This book conveys how, with proper selection of surfactant and membrane, MEUF can be used to efficiently remove almost all metal ions (heavy metals, lanthanides, radioa
Molecular modeling (MM) tools offer significant benefits in the design of industrial chemical plants and material processing operations. While the role of MM in biological fields is well established, in most cases MM works as an accessory in novel products/materials development rather than a tool for direct innovation. As a result, MM engineers and practitioners are often seized with the question: How do I leverage these tools to develop novel materials or chemicals in my industry? Molecular Modeling for the Design of Novel Performance Chemicals and Materials answers this important question via a simple and practical approach to the MM paradigm. Using case studies, it highlights the importance and usability of MM tools and techniques in various industrial applications. The book presents detailed case studies demonstrating diverse applications such as mineral processing, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, energy storage, electronic materials, paints, coatings, agrochemicals, and personal care. The book is divided into themed chapters covering a diverse range of industrial case studies, from pharmaceuticals to cement. While not going too in-depth into fundamental aspects, the book covers almost all paradigms of MM, and references are provided for further learning. The text includes more than 100 color illustrations of molecular models.
The field of quantum and molecular simulations has experienced strong growth since the time of the early software packages. A recent study, showed a large increase in the number of people publishing papers based on ab initio methods from about 3,000 in 1991 to roughly 20,000 in 2009, with particularly strong growth in East Asia. Looking to the future, the question remains as to how these methods can be further integrated into the R&D value chain, bridging the gap from engineering to manufacturing. Using successful case studies as a framework, Industrial Applications of Molecular Simulations demonstrates the capability of molecular modeling to tackle problems of industrial relevance. This book presents a wide range of various modeling techniques, including methods based on quantum or classical mechanics, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, etc. It also explores a wide range of materials, from soft materials such as polymeric blends widely used in the chemical industry to hard or inorganic materials such as glasses and alumina. Features Demonstrates how modeling can solve everyday problems for scientists in industry Provides a broad overview of theoretical approaches Presents a wide range of applications in areas such as materials research, catalysis, pharmaceutical development and electronics Emphasizes the relationship between theory and experiments
In the tradition of the popular first edition, Analysis of Surfactants, Second Edition offers a comprehensive and practical account of analysis methods for determining and understanding commercially important surfactants-individually and in compounds. Combining a complete review of the literature with a variety of evaluation procedures and the specifications for commercial products, this useful reference explores the key stages and latest developments for surfactant applications. This edition has been thoroughly expanded and features new sections on capillary electrophoresis, ether carboxylates, and ester quats. It is also more globally accessible with foreign language citations and SI units. Containing over 2400 references, drawings, tables, and equations, Analysis of Surfactants, Second Edition is an recommended reference for physical, surface, colloid, and oil chemists; analytical, research, and quality assurance chemists working in the soap and detergent, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetic industries; regulatory and food scientists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers will improve exam technique to achieve higher grades. Written by examiners and teachers, Student Guides: * Help students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specification * Consolidate understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions * Provide opportunities to improve exam technique with sample graded answers to exam-style questions * Develop independent learning and research skills * Provide the content for generating individual revision notes