DescriptionDue to their use and importance in many fields, a great deal of research focuses on developing inorganic materials. For example, a computer contains many types of inorganic materials, including the glass in the display or a layer of the LCD screen, the metal wires, and semiconductor materials in the chips and other electronic components. Computers can even be powered by solar cells, which also include inorganic materials. Zeolites also belong to this class and are found in applications ranging from catalysts to cat litter.
This third edition of the popular textbook contains 30% new and/or revised content to reflect the latest developments in this fast developing field. Written from the chemist's point of view, the well-known and experienced authors provide a thorough and pedagogical introduction, now including example real-life applications of the syntheses, as well as new sections on nanomaterials, templating methods and biomineralization.
A valuable resource for advanced undergraduates as well as masters and graduate students in inorganic chemistry and materials science.
Reactions Between Solid Compounds
Solid -Gas Reactions
FORMATION OF SOLIDS FROM THE GAS PHASE
Chemical Vapor Transport
Chemical Vapor Deposition
FORMATION OF SOLIDS FROM SOLUTIONS AND MELTS
PREPARATION AND MODIFICATION OF INORGANIC POLYMERS
Polysilazanes and Polycarbosilazanes
Other Inorganic Polymers
Introduction to Porosity and High Surface Area Materials
Metallic Foams and Porous Materials
Templating Towards Multiscale Porosity
Incorporation of Functional Groups into Porous Materials
The Origin of Nanoeffects
Properties of Nanomaterials
Synthesis of Nanoparticles
* The chapter on nanomaterials will be rewritten to accommodate new developments and new sub-chapters will be included.
* There will be a new chapter on templating methods.
* The subchapter on biomineralization will be rewritten.
* Examples of industrially applied syntheses will be implemented.
“A valuable resource for advanced undergraduates as well as masters and graduate students in inorganic chemistry and materials science.” (Chimie Nouvelle, 1 March 2013)
“The authors have succeeded in writing a text that spans chemistry and materials science, with practical applications in both areas. It is a useful reference for interested audiences. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (Choice, 1 November 2012)