The Rhubarb Connection and Other Revelations: The Everyday World of Metal Ions
In this book you will learn about the sarcophagus molecule, the Chen-Kao test, and how murderers can be caught blue-handed with the wonders of glowing luminol. You will also meet the hidden chemistry of metal ions in everyday life, from the clever modern devices that measure blood-sugar levels, to the leather on your shoes and chewing gum stuck to their soles.
Expect to encounter a fair share of heroes and villains, real and fictional, scientist and layperson. Such characters include an ex-MI5 employee running a hospital ward in London amid falling German V1 rockets, a notorious racing cyclist, a proud butler and the lady who first proposed nuclear fission (it’s not who you think it is).
With engaging, humorous and intelligent prose, the reader will discover the fascinating back-stories of chemical discoveries and inventions where metal ions have played a major role.
Featuring a foreword by popular science communicator Dr Raychelle Burks of St. Edward's University, Texas.
Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Metallorganiska ramverksföreningar: syntes, topologi, katalys och magnetism
Swedish Research Council (VR) (2017-04725), 2018-01-01 -- 2021-12-31.
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Areas of Advance
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SO 2010-2017, EI 2018-)
Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)
General Literature Studies
Learning and teaching
Royal Society of Chemistry