Part I From Fundamentals to Applications.
1. Let's Get Physical (Marye Anne Fox).
2. In Silico: An Alternate Approach to Chemistry and Biology (David A. Case).
3. The Purple Planet: A Short Tour of Porphyrins and Related Macrocycles (Abhik Ghosh).
4. Anesthesia: Don't Forget Your Chemistry (Jonathan L. Sessler and Daniel I. Sessler).
5. The Green Evolution (Terrence J. Collins).
Part II Chemistry and the Life Sciences.
6. Thinking Like an Enzyme (Judith P. Klinman).
7. Making Sense of Oxygen (Marie-Alda Gilles-Gonzalez).
8. Let’s Visualize Biology: Chemistry and Cellular Imaging (Elizabeth M. Nolan).
9. Bioinorganic Chemistry: Show Your Mettle by Meddling with Metals (Kara L. Bren).
10. Better Than Sliced Bread (Chaitan Khosla).
11. Choreographing DNA (Cynthia J. Burrows).
Part III Functional Materials.
12. Supramolecules to the Rescue! (Seth M. Cohen).
13. Biomaterials at the Beach: How Marine Biology Uses Chemistry to Make Materials (Jonathan J. Wilker).
14. The Advantage of Being Small: Nanotechnology (Michael J. Sailor).
Part IV Chemistry and Energy.
15. Happy Campers: Chemists' Solutions to Energy Problems (Penelope J. Brothers).
16. Clean Electrons and Molecules Will Save the World (Carl C. Wamser).
17. Metals, Microbes, and Solar Fuel (Harry B. Gray and John S. Magyar).
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