Author: Tim Hutton Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry ISBN: 9780905942506 Size: 51.84 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 6185
Food is made of chemicals. To the food manufacturer, these chemicals are all potentially significant, as they determine the nutritional value, eating properties and suitability for use in particular products and processes. This book explains, to those without expertise in food chemistry, some of the basics of food chemical composition. Adopting a strong industrial slant, the book uses examples from food manufacturing and the industry-consumer interface to put food composition in context, considering how it relates to wider issues like safety assurance, traceability, product development and labelling. Selected examples are used to illustrate specific points that often get overlooked in discussions of the chemicals that are either natural to foods or used in preservation and processing. Industrialists and students alike will welcome this book as an aid to understanding the importance of food composition. This book is published in association with CCFRA.
Author: Grace Ross Lewis Publisher: Wiley-Interscience ISBN: 9780471292128 Size: 31.31 MB Format: PDF View: 6324
There is a virtual laboratory of chemicals in the food we eat and the products we encounter every dayat home, at school, and at work. What are these substances and how are they used? How are they helpful? Can they be harmful? Here are fast, hands-on answers to these and other crucial questions about hundreds of chemical substances we come into contact with on a regular basis. From MSG in food to perchloroethylene in dry cleaning, this AZ guide provides clear, no-nonsense information on the use and health effects of hundreds of chemicals found in food, medicines, cosmetics, cleaning solutions, lawn and garden products, and more. Well-organized and easy-to-use, it gives you the help you need to make smarter choices about the products you choosefor yourself and your family. Inside 1,001 Chemicals in Everyday Products you'll find: Entries listing products, uses, precautions, and synonyms Direct answers to over 250 frequently asked questions on everyday chemicals Handy product and chemical synonym indexes A nationwide listing of Poison Control Centers
Wood as Raw Material: Source, Structure, Chemical Composition, Growth, Degradation and Identification focuses on the scientific advancements in general forestry. This book discusses the value of wood as a raw material as looked upon from biological, botanical, and technical perspective. Organized into 12 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the importance of forest trees as sources of wood. This text then examines the chemical composition and ultrastructure of wood. Other chapters explain the biological mechanisms of wood and bark formation by forest trees. This book discusses as well the certain fundamental relationships between tree growth and wood structure. The final chapter deals with wood identification in North America and European forest tree species. This book is a valuable resource for students engaged in the study of forest management, wood science and technology, tree physiology, silviculture, forest soils, forest genetics, forest engineering, pulp and paper technology, forest and wood pathology, and other specialized areas. Foresters and technologists will also find this book useful.
One of the greatest challenges facing chemists and chemical educators today is conveying the central importance and relevance of chemistry to students and society at large. The new edition of Chemistry Connections highlights the fundamental role of chemical principles in governing our everyday experiences and observations. Introductory chemistry students and educators as well as laypersons with an inquisitiveness about the world around them will find the book an informative introduction to the context of chemistry in their lives. The book is written in a lively question-and-answer format with presentations in both lay and technical terms. * Two levels of explanations: general, accessible ones highlight the chemical essence of the phenomenon; and technical ones using chemical principles provide more in-depth interpretation * Indexing of questions according to key principles or terms enhances instructional use * Figures and 3-D chemical structures illustrate the chemical concepts presented * References to related World Wide Web sites for further exploration provide inexpensive and convient access to related information. * Color plates enhance connections between specific topics
Edible Mushrooms provides an advanced overview of the chemical composition and nutritional properties of nearly all species of culinary mushrooms. This unique compendium gathers all current literature, which has beendispersed as fragmentary information until now. The book is broken into five parts covering chemical and nutrient composition, taste and flavor components as well as health stimulating and potentially detrimental effects. Appendices provide helpful quick references on abbreviations, common names of mushrooms, fatty acid profiles, and an index of mushroom species. Mycologists, nutrition researchers, mushroom cultivators and distributors, and food and neutraceutical processors will benefit from this sweeping overview of edible mushrooms. Thoroughly explores the chemical composition and nutritional value of both cultivated and wild growing mushroom species. Gathers all the information available on mushroom compounds in order providing an easy comparison of nutritional properties and bioactive compounds. Includes hundreds of current references allowing you to further your exploration of the topic by reviewing the detailed data in the primary literature.
Author: James H. Clark Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 1119964431 Size: 34.74 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 6367
Nature provides us with an abundance of chemical potential. Presenting an overview of the use of bioresources in the 21st century, Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass covers resources, chemical composition of biomass, key factors affecting composition, utilization of wastes, extraction technologies, controlled pyrolysis, fermentation, platform molecules, and green chemical technologies for their conversion to valuable chemicals. The text shows how smaller volume chemicals could become bulk chemicals as a result of a greater exploitation of biomass products, making it an important resource for academic and industrial scientists and researchers.
A reference on chemical compounds explains types of chemical compounds and their molecular and structural formulas and includes entries on one hundred familiar and less well-known compounds, chosen because of their importance to health, industry, and society.
Green Chemistry: An Inclusive Approach provides a broad overview of green chemistry for researchers from either an environmental science or chemistry background, starting at a more elementary level, incorporating more advanced concepts, and including more chemistry as the book progresses. Every chapter includes recent, state-of-the-art references, in particular, review articles, to introduce researchers to this field of interest and provide them with information that can be easily built upon. By bringing together experts in multiple subdisciplines of green chemistry, the editors have curated a single central resource for an introduction to the discipline as a whole. Topics include a broad array of research fields, including the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere, water and soil, the synthesis of fine chemicals, and sections on pharmaceuticals, plastics, energy related issues (energy storage, fuel cells, solar, and wind energy conversion etc., greenhouse gases and their handling, chemical toxicology issues of everyday products (from perfumes to detergents or clothing), and environmental policy issues. Introduces the topic of green chemistry with an overview of key concepts Expands upon presented concepts with the latest research and applications, providing both the breadth and depth researchers need Includes a broad range of application based problems to make the content accessible for professional researchers and undergraduate and graduate students Authored by experts in a broad range of fields, providing insider information on the aspects or challenges of a given field that are most important and urgent