Chemistry at Home

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782626379
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hand cream, detergent, shower gel, toothpaste, toilet cleaner, air freshener, lipstick, perfume, low-fat spread, painkiller, diet drink, insect repellent... hundreds of everyday products that make our lives so much better than those of our forebears. And yet most of us know little about the ingredients they contain and why they deliver the benefits we enjoy. Some people find it worrying when they examine the list of ingredients on a packaging label, because all they read may be unintelligible names or E numbers. It appears to be just chemicals, chemicals, chemicals. The aim of this book is to examine the ingredients more closely and explain the reasons for their being used. Start reading and stop worrying. Chemistry at Home has been written by award-winning popular science writer and chemist, John Emsley, using non-technical language. The book has 12 chapters, each devoted to the kinds of products we are likely to find around the home, including in the garage and the garden shed. Chemistry at Home also includes a glossary which gives more technical information about the molecules mentioned in the book.

Materials for the 21st Century

Author: David Segal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198804075
Format: PDF, ePub
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Materials play a key role in our search for solutions to many pressing issues. They underpin industries, are critical for developing new consumer goods, are essential components for medical diagnosis, offer hope for the treatment of currently incurable diseases, and help solve environmental problems. This is a guide to materials for the future

Soap Making Reviving a Lost Art

Author: Mindy Jackson
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1680329308
Format: PDF, Docs
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As more and more individuals are making the effort to be more self sufficient, one practice that is slowly regaining popularity is soap making. It is not only being done as a hobby but is also gaining ground as a wonderful business venture for many. "Soap Making: Reviving a Lost Art!" gives the reader insight into the world of homemade soap making. It start out with brief history of soap making and goes right through the benefits, the ways to make homemade soap and ends with some great recipes for the reader to try.


Author: Schapiro. Mark
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581952
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sonne Sex und Schokolade

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527307906
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Emsleys preisgekrönter Erfolgstitel Parfum, Portwein, PVC... Chemie im Alltag verlangte eine Fortsetzung. Hier ist sie! Entdecken Sie, warum Schokolade uns glücklich macht, was im Körper passiert, wenn Männer von der Liebe träumen, welche Geheimnisse Coca-Cola in sich birgt und ob Mozarts Tod nicht ein ärztlicher Kunstfehler war? Die Geheimnisse der Natur zu ergründen und zu entschlüsseln, scheint ein fast unlösbares Unterfangen zu sein. Keineswegs gefährlich wie eine Polarexpedition, sondern sehr vergnüglich, äußerst kurzweilig und lebendig kann eine solche Entdeckungsreise zum Breitengrad der Chemie mit John Emsley sein. Wissenschaftliche Informationen, historische Details, unterhaltsame Anekdoten und eine gute Portion Humor verwebt er zu fesselnden Geschichten, bei denen überraschende Wendungen garantiert nicht fehlen! Stimmen zum Buch: "Willkommen bei John Emsleys persönlichem und informativem Rundgang durch die Welt der Moleküle - allesamt Meisterwerke der Natur. Die Welt der Chemie wurde nie unterhaltsamer als in diesem erstaunlichen Reiseführer beschrieben." Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University "John Emsley ist der perfekte Führer durch die Welt der Chemie: stets weckt er den Wunsch nach noch mehr Geschichten, noch mehr Informationen!" Carl Djerassi, Stanford University

The Chemistry and Applications of Sustainable Natural Hair Products

Author: Kalyani Barve
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319294199
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book investigates the relationship between phytoconstituents and properties in specific plants, such as Hibiscus rosa sinesis, Cuscuta reflexa, Citrullus colocynthis, Nardostachys jatamansi and Ocimum gratissimum, that are used in hair care products including shampoos, conditioners, dyes, and oils. It explains the impact of these materials on the growth, structure, appearance, and health of hair. It also explores how the chemistry of certain plants from sustainable sources is exploited for use in hair products and nutraceuticals. Additionally, the authors include information on ingredients used for formulating 'green' hair products that treat common conditions such as canities, dandruff and alopecia.