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Indispensable for the modern teaching in the 21st Century, 7 Mar 2009
The 2nd edition of Nanochemistry - A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials" is a comprehensive collection of the state of the art of modern nanotechnology viewed with a chemist's eye. The authors take the reader on an exciting tour of nanochemistry with all its facets and interconnects with neighbouring fields, such as biochemistry, polymer science, classical materials science and solid state chemistry, just to name a few. By presenting hundreds of case studies in a concise, yet entertaining and visionary way, grouped in 13 well-sliced chapters, more than 700 pages packed with the most recent highlights of nanochemistry are covered, supported by catchy and instructive illustrations.
The book is imminently suitable as reference book, teaching guideline (including valuable material for problem sets!) and learning medium alike, appealing to advanced students and researchers interested in the foundations and concepts of this rapidly growing field, or simply attracted by the beauty of nanoscience. Ozin and co-authors have risen to the challenge of creating the first copious opus extracting the essence of modern nanochemistry, which truly excels at its capability to both inform and inspire.