Advances in Chemistry Research. Volume 71


James C. Taylor (Editor)

Series: Advances in Chemistry Research
BISAC: SCI013000

This volume includes eight chapters describing recent advancements in chemistry research. Chapter One compares commercially available equipment with a novel aerosol detection and measurement method. Chapter Two is a review of preparation methods and biological activity of amino acid Schiff base compounds and their metal complexes. Chapter Three provides an insight into the antioxidant activity of eugenol, studied from its various sources and through different methods, as well as its applications in the food industry for the purpose of extending shelf life of various products. Chapter Four discusses the synthesis, luminescence and biological activities of imidazole and bicyclic imidazole derivatives. Chapter Five analyzes the current and emerging applications of various encapsulation techniques such as spray-drying, fluidized bed coating, spray-chilling, coacervation, extrusion, emulsification and freeze-drying for delivery of eugenol. Chapter Six investigates the mechanism, kinetics and thermochemistry of the gas phase reactions of methyl fluoroacetate. Chapter Seven examines in detail the health effects and sources of caffeine. Finally, Chapter Eight evaluates the cytotoxic, genotoxic, and oxidative effects of octodrine when consumed alone or with caffeine.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Development of Sustainable Urban Air Quality Monitoring Equipment
(Paul Alexander C. Darvin, Rheo B. Lamorena, and Len Herald V. Lim – Institute of Chemistry, College of Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Chapter 2. Preparation, Reactivity and Biological Activity of Amino Acid Schiff Base and Its Metal Complexes
(China Takeda, Natsuki Katsuumi, Daisuke Nakane and Takashiro Akitsu – Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 3. Antioxidant Activity of Eugenoland and Its Application in the Food Industry
(Ivana Buljeta, Dajana Gašo-Sokač, Anita Pichler, Josip Šimunović and Mirela Kopjar – University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Osijek, Croatia, et al.)

Chapter 4. Synthetic Approaches for Biologically Active and Fluorescent Imidazole and Bicyclic Imidazole Derivatives
(Nurettin Menges – Pharmaceutical Chemistry Section, Van Yüzüncü Yil University, Van, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 5. Encapsulation Techniques for Delivery of Eugenol
(Ina Ćorković, Anita Pichler, Josip Šimunović and Mirela Kopjar – University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Osijek, Croatia, et al.)

Chapter 6. Atmospheric Chemistry of Methyl Fluoroacetate: A DFT Study on Kinetics and Mechanism of Cl-Initiated Hydrogen Abstraction
(Bhupesh Kumar Mishra – Department of Chemistry, D. N. Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India)

Chapter 7. Caffeine: Villain or Heroine, Protagonist, or Coadjutant?
(Jeane Santos da Rosa, Anderson Junger Teodoro and Otniel Freitas-Silva – Embrapa Food Agroindustry, Av. das Américas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 8. Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Effects of Octodrine in the Presence of Caffeine
(Güner A. – Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey)


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