Chemistry of Advanced Materials: An Overview / Edition 1

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Overview

This is to be initial, 'overview' volume of a series on the "Chemistry of Advanced Materials". This series of volumes is intented to complement VCH's existing series on "Materials Science and Technology" and, in particular, to highlight the role of chemistry in the preparation and processing of advanced materials. The introductory volume in the series is intented to "set the stage" for the succeeding volumes and to introduce the subject of materials chemistry to a general audience of scientifically literate nonspecialists. Subjects covered in this intitial volume will eventually be the subject of one or more individual volumes in the series. This series is directed to a broad audience of chemists and materials scientists. This volume, in particular, should be appropriate for a general scientific audience and be of interest, as well as comprehensible, even to undergraduate students in chemistry and materials science.

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"On the whole the book will sensitize the minds of the readers and will snowball their interest to undertake future research program to help turn material fantasy into possibility to ultimate reality." (Indian Jnl of Chemical Technology, July 2001)
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Written as an introduction to materials chemistry for the chemistry and materials science community. Eleven chapters cover topics such as electron-transfer salt-based conductors, superconductors and magnets, polymeric materials, polymers in electronics, chemical vapor deposition, nanostructural and nanoporous materials, layered transition-metal oxides, chalcogenides, and biomaterials. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

LEONARD V. INTERRANTE, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is Editor of the ACS journal, Chemistry of Materials. MARK J. HAMPDEN-SMITH, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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Table of Contents

From the Contents:

Materials Chemistry: Past, Present and Future/
Molecular Magnetics, Metals and Superconductors/
Advanced Polymeric Materials -
High Performance Polymers/CVD /Nanophase Materials /
Nanoporous Materials (zeolites, pillared clays etc.)/
Molecular Precursor Routes to Inorganic Solids/
Materials Currently in Biomedical Usage.

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