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Nitroxides - Theory, Experiment and Applications

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ISBN: 9789535107224 9789535142829 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.5772/2887 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry
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Nitroxide (aminoxyl) radicals became the start point for one of the most interesting and rapidly developing areas of modern chemical physics with valuable applications to biophysics, molecular biology, polymer sciences and medicine. This book, consisting of 15 chapters gathered in 3 sections, written by authors actively involved in the area of spin label/probe technique. The authors describe in detail some novel trends and analyze new approaches of practical applications of nitroxide radicals. The book, recommended by the Governing Council of N. Semenov International Center of Chemical Physics, Moscow, will be of help to many scientists: chemists, physical chemists, biophysicists, biologists, physicians and other experts in a variety of disciplines, in which spin labels and probes are used, as well as to students and PhD students. It may be also suitable for teaching, and may help to promote the progress in natural sciences.

Glycosylation

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ISBN: 9789535107712 9789535142768 Year: Pages: 450 DOI: 10.5772/2917 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry
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This book, outlining the concepts of glycobiology, is a suite of reviews and articles written by a team of acknowledged researchers and covers some of the key topics in the field. Covering a wide range of theoretical and practical issues in the field of glycobiology, the Glycosylation book will be of an immediate value for students, academics and researchers involved in drug glycoengineering and biomedical research.

The Complex World of Polysaccharides

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ISBN: 9789535108191 9789535142669 Year: Pages: 650 DOI: 10.5772/2947 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry
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The complex world of polysaccharides is a compilation of the characteristics of a variety of polysaccharides from plants, animals and microorganisms. The diversity of these polysaccharides arises from the structural variations and the monosaccharide content which is under genetic control. The chemical and physical properties have made them useful in many pharmaceutical, food and industrial applications. These properties of the polysaccharides determine their biological activity and their function in various applications. The role played by polysaccharides in preservation and protection of food, as carriers of nutrients and drugs, their ability to interact with molecules both for efficient delivery as well as improving textures of food colloids and their use as therapeutics are some of the functions discussed.

Cellulose - Fundamental Aspects

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ISBN: 9789535111832 9789535142423 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: 10.5772/2705 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry
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Cellulose is destined to play a major role in the emerging bioeconomy. Awareness of the environment and a depletion of fossil fuels are some of the driving forces for looking at forest biomaterials for an alternative source of energy, chemicals and materials. The importance of cellulose is widely recognized world-wide and as such the field of cellulose science is expanding exponentially. Cellulose, the most abundant biopolymer on earth, has unique properties which makes it an ideal starting point for transforming it into useful materials. To achieve this, a solid knowledge of cellulose is essential. As such this book on cellulose, the first in a series of three, is very timely. It deals with fundamental aspect of cellulose, giving the reader a good appreciation of the richness of cellulose properties. Book Cellulose - Fundamental Aspects is a good introduction to books Cellulose - Medical, Pharmaceutical and Electronic Applications and Cellulose - Biomass Conversion , in which applications of cellulose and its conversion to other materials are treated.

Cellulose - Medical, Pharmaceutical and Electronic Applications

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ISBN: 9789535111917 9789535142393 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.5772/3470 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry
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This book on cellulose, the second in a series of three, deals with the many applications of cellulose, both established ones and those that are emerging. It shows the richness in the way cellulose can be modified to serve a large variety of functions, varying from medical, pharmaceutical and bioelectronics applications. We hope that with these examples the imagination of the reader is stimulated and may him- or herself attempt to find new, fascinating applications of cellulose.

Oligomerization of Chemical and Biological Compounds

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ISBN: 9789535116172 9789535142324 Year: Pages: 452 DOI: 10.5772/57075 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry
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Many thanks to the authors for high quality chapters and to the referees for helping improve the manuscripts. The book is interdisciplinary, it covers fields from organic chemistry to mathematics, and raises different aspects of oligomerization. It is a great source of information as every chapter introduces general knowledge and deep details. Mixing communities is to instigate novel ideas and hopefully help looking at oligomerization with new eyes.

Cellulose - Fundamental Aspects and Current Trends

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ISBN: 9789535122296 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.5772/59889 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry
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Cellulose - Fundamental Aspects and Current Trends consists of 10 chapters written by international subject matter experts investigating the characteristics and current applications of this fascinating material. This book will help the reader to develop a deeper understanding about the concepts related to cellulose and the nanocellulose structure, modification, production, dissolution, and application. Biosynthesis mechanisms and medical applications of microbial cellulose are also discussed. This book will serve as the starting point for materials science researchers, engineers, and technologists from diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and engineering who want to know and better understand the unique characteristics of the most abundant biopolymer on earth.

Advances in Carbon Nanostructures

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ISBN: 9789535126423 9789535126430 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5772/61730 Language: English
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Subject: Chemistry (General)
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Carbon atoms have the amazing ability to bond in remarkable different manners that can assume distinct astonishing dimensional arrangements from which absolutely diverse and interesting nanostructured carbon materials are obtained. This book aims to cover the most recent advances in (i) Graphene and derivatives, including graphene-based magnetic composites, membranes, wafer devices, and nanofibers for several applications, as well as some particular properties, such as light emission from graphene; (ii) Carbon nanotubes heaters and fibers for reinforcement of cement and diamond-based thin films; and (iii) Nanofluids consisting of both graphene and carbon nanotubes, apart from reporting some important case studies dealing with carbon nanostructures and their use in sensors, coatings, or electromagnetic wave absorbers.

Phenolic Compounds - Biological Activity

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ISBN: 9789535129592 9789535129608 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.5772/63693 Language: English
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Subject: Botany --- Chemistry (General)
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Phenolic compounds comprise a broad class of natural products formed mainly by plants, but also microorganisms and marine organisms that have the capacity to form them. Nowadays the interest in these compounds has increased mainly due to their diverse chemical structure and wide biological activity valuable in the prevention of some chronic or degenerative diseases. The functional foods are a rich source of these phytochemicals, and this is the starting point for this book, which shows the state of the art of the phenolic compounds and their biological activity. This book integrates eleven chapters that show the state of the art of diverse biological activity of the phenolic compounds, present in some crops or fruits.

Phenolic Compounds - Natural Sources, Importance and Applications

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ISBN: 9789535129578 9789535129585 Year: Pages: 456 DOI: 10.5772/67213 Language: English
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Subject: Botany --- Chemistry (General)
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Phenolic compounds as a large class of metabolites found in plants have attracted attention since long time ago due to their properties and the hope that they will show beneficial health effects when taken as dietary supplements. This book presents the state of the art of some of the natural sources of phenolic compounds, for example, medicinal plants, grapes or blue maize, as well as the modern methods of extraction, quantification, and identification, and there is a special section discussing the treatment, removal, and degradation of phenols, an important issue in those phenols derived from the pharmaceutical or petrochemical industries.

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