Urea: Synthesis, Properties and Uses

Carla Maria Muñoz (Editor)
Andrés Manuel Fernández (Editor)

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology, Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISAC: SCI007000

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Urea serves an important role in the metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds by animals and is the main nitrogen-containing substance in the urine of mammals. It is solid, colorless, and odorless and highly soluble in water. Urea is widely used in fertilizers as a convenient source of nitrogen and also an important raw material for the chemical industry. In this book, the authors discuss the synthesis, properties and uses of urea. Topics included in this compilation are the production of granular urea as nitrogenous fertilizer; urea and urea transporter physiology; urea transport in fungi and plants; urea used as the neutralizing agent for homogenous precipitation; the effect of urea on polymer films, natural fibers wood and jute plastic composites; pharmacological recognition of urea derivatives in brain disorders; non-bonding properties of urea; valproyl urea; and urea as an effective therapeutic option syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Production of Granular Urea as Nitrogenous Fertilizer
(Ivana M. Cotabarren, Diego E. Bertin, Sussy Veliz Moraga, Leonardo Mirazú, Juliana Piña, Verónica Bucalá, Department of Chemical Engineering, PLAPIQUI, Universidad Nacional del Sur, CONICET, Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

Urea and Urea Transporter Physiology
(Baoxue Yang, Department of Pharmacology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University, and Key Laboratory of Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China)

Homogeneous Precipitation with Urea: A Versatile Way to Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
(Jan Šubrt, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, Řež, Czech Republic)

Insights into Urea Transport in Fungi and Plants
(Manuel Sanguinetti, Ana Ramon, Sección Bioquímica, Departamento de Biología Celular y Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Urea as Additive: Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Bio-Materials by Irradiation
(Mubarak A. Khan, S. M. Ahsan Habib, Fahmida Parvin, Jahid M. M. Islam, Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Pharmacological Recognition of Urea Derivatives in Brain Disorders
(Faizul Azam, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, NIMS Institute of Pharmacy, NIMS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)

Valproyl Urea: A Promising Anticonvulsant Candidate
(Mayuree H. Tantisira, Department of Physiology, University of Göteborg, Sweden)

Non-Bonding Properties of Ureas
(Masashi Hatanaka, Department of Green & Sustainable Chemistry, School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

Urea as an Effective Therapeutic Option Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH)
(Mariela Varsavsky, Antonia García-Martín, Rebeca Reyes-García, María Cortés-Berdonces, Bone Metabolic Unit, Endocrinology Division, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain, and others)

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