Chemistry for the 21st Century (Google eBook)

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Ehud Keinan, Israel Schechter
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 11, 2008 - Science - 308 pages
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Here, numerous winners of the Wolf prize from all chemical disciplines provide an overview of the new ideas and approaches that will shape this dynamic science over the forthcoming decades and so will have a decisive influence on our living conditions. This glimpse of the future is naturally based on the findings granted us by the rapid increase in chemical research during the 20th century. It may be said that a silent "revolution" took place, the positive results of which are still not fully predicted.

For example, chemists in research laboratories nowadays are able to develop drugs in increasingly short times to treat diseases once thought incurable. They can design new materials that withstand extreme conditions, and predict the properties of compounds that no one has even seen yet. In this exceptional book those breakthroughs of modern chemistry are illustrated and explained by leading scientists.

It stems from the high-quality papers given at the prestigious ceremony to accompany the presentation of the 20th Wolf Prize. It is an extraordinary source for every chemist in industry and academia to get an overview of the highlights of modern chemistry.
  

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About the author (2008)

Ehud Keinan is the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Adjunct Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He was born and educated in Israel, received his Ph.D. degree under Y. Mazur from the Weizmann Institute of Science and was a postdoctoral fellow under B.M. Trost at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Keinan, who holds the Benno Gitter Ilana Ben-Ami Chair of Biotechnology, was the founder and first Head of the Institute of Catalysis Science and Technology (ICST) in Israel. His list of awards includes the New England award for academic excellence, the Joseph and Madeleine Nash award, the Shannon award, the CapCure award, and the Herschel-Rich award for scientific excellence. He has published over 130 scientific papers and holds 15 patents in various fields, including biocatalysis with antibodies and enzymes, organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, drug discovery, and molecular computing devices.

ISRAEL SCHECHTER is Professor of Chemistry in the Dept of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. His main scientific interest is in new methods for fast analysis of particulate materials.

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