Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series

Theoretical Models and Experimental Approaches in Physical Chemistry
Research Methodology and Practical Methods

Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Praveen K. M.
Avinash R. Pai

Theoretical Models and Experimental Approaches in Physical Chemistry

In production
Pub Date: May 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886321
E-Book ISBN: 9781315102634
Pages: Approx 450p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series
Notes: 19 color and 100 b/w illustrations

This new volume presents an up-to-date review of modern materials and physical chemistry concepts, issues, and recent advances in the field. It presents a modern theoretical and experimental approach in applied physical chemistry. The volume discusses the developments of advanced chemical products and respective tools to characterize and predict the chemical material properties and behavior.

With chapters from distinguished scientists and engineers from key institutions worldwide, the volume provides understanding through numerous examples and practical applications drawn from research and development chemistry. It emphasizes the intersection of chemistry, math, physics, and the resulting applications across many disciplines of science and explores applied physical chemistry principles in specific areas. At the same time, each topic is framed within the context of a broader more interdisciplinary approach, demonstrating its relationship and interconnectedness to other areas.

The book is divided into 3 parts, covering:

  • Experimental Innovations and Theoretical Methods
  • Biophysical Chemistry from a Different Angle
  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives
This new book fills a gap within modeling texts, focusing on applications across a broad range of disciplines, and presents information on many important problems in physical chemistry. These investigations are accompanied by real-life applications in practice.

Key features:
  • highlights some important areas of current interest in new products and chemical processes
  • focuses on topics with more advanced methods
  • emphasizes precise mathematical development and actual experimental details
  • analyzes theories to formulate and prove the physicochemical principles
  • provides an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of complex materials


1. Coordination Polymers: A Brief Overview from Synthesis to Advance Applications
Laxmi, Shabnam Khan, Eram Sharmin, Fahmina Zafar, and Nahid Nishat

2. Application of Thermodynamic Model for Prediction of Experimental Solubility of Alkali Metal Halides in Aqueous Organic Solvent
Sushma P. Ijardar, Arvind Kumar, Debashis Kundu, Tamal Banerjee, and Naved I. Malek

3. Annealing Induced Physicochemical and Optoelectronic Property Modifications in Zno Thin Film
Rajesh A. Joshi

4. Electrochemical Sensing of L-Glycine on Carbon Nanotubes
Soma Das and Mitali Saha

5. An Overview of Prospects of Spinel Ferrites and Their Varied Applications
Ann Rose Abraham, Sabu Thomas, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

6. Evaluation of an Immobilized Titanium Dioxide Nanocatalyst for Photocatalytic Performance
Srimanta Ray and Jerald A. Lalman

7. Electrochemical Profile and Antioxidant Potential of Gallic Acid in Presence of Ascorbic Acid
Dulce A. Flores-Maltos, Cristobal N. Aguilar, Ruth E. Belmaresa, Raúl Rodríguez, L. V. Rodríguez-Duran, Edith M. Colunga-Urbina, and José Sandoval-Cortés

8. Efficient Synthesis of Oxygen Studded Graphene Nanolayers Possessing Tunable Photoluminescence from Hearthside Waste
Anu N. Mohan and Manoj B.

9. Interaction of Tertiary Amine with Aryl and Alkylethers: Experimental and Theoretical Approach
Zubin R. Master, Zuber S. Vaid, and Naved I. Malek

10. Molecular Classification of 2 Phenylindole 3 Carbaldehydes as Potential Antimitotic Agents in Human Breast Cancer Cells
Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

11. Approaches for Identification of Characteristic Lesions in Medical Imaging
Pedro Furtado

12. Kinetics of Ellagic Acid Accumulation by Solid-State Fermentation
Armando Robledo, Antonio F. Aguilera-Carbo, Arely Prado-Barragan, Leonardo Sepulveda-Torre, Raul Rodríguez-Herrera, Juan C. Contreras-Esquivel, and Cristobal N. Aguilar

13. Plant Growths Regulator
Rajeev Singh, Neelam Gautam, and Anamika Singh

14. Informatics Approach and Its Impact for Bioscience: Making Sense of Physical Chemistry Innovation
Heru Susanto

15. EPR Paradox, Quantum Decoherence, Qubits, Goals and Opportunities in Quantum Simulation
Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

16. Novel Beam Shaping
P. Suresh

17. Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit in Petroleum Refining and Optimization Science: Scientific Vision and the Road to Scientific Wisdom
Sukanchan Palit

18. Textural Quality of Ready-to-Eat ‘Shrimp Kuruma’ Processed in Retortable Pouches and Aluminium Cans
C. O. Mohan and C. N. Ravishankar

19. Working Out of an Optimum Configuration of a Scrubber for the Purpose of an Intensification of Process of Clearing of Gas Emissions
R. R. Usmanova and G. E. Zaikov


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Engineering Sciences, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering & Polymers Research Journal; Member, Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal,

A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 books, as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many International journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA), a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France).

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science and Technology and Honorary Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

B. Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems; phase separation in polymer blends; compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends; thermoplastic elastomers; phase transitions in polymers; nanostructured polymer blends; macro-, micro- and nanocomposites; polymer rheology; recycling; reactive extrusion; processing–morphology–property relationships in multiphase polymer systems; double networking of elastomers; natural fibers and green composites; rubber vulcanization; interpenetrating polymer networks; diffusion and transport; and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. He has supervised 68 PhD theses, 40 MPhil theses, and 45 Masters thesis. He has three patents to his credit. He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008. Very recently, Professor Thomas received the MRSI and CRSI medals for his excellent work. With over 600 publications to his credit and over 23683 citations, with an h-index of 75, Dr. Thomas has been ranked fifth in India as one of the most productive scientists.

Praveen K. M.
University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” Lorient, France

Praveen K. M is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SAINTGITS College of Engineering, India. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Sciences at the University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” in Lorient, France, in the area of coir based polypropylene micro composites and nanocomposites. He has published an international article in Applied Surface Science and has also presented poster and conference papers at national and international conferences. He also has worked with the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Mahatma Gandhi University, India; and the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic. His current research interests include plasma modification of polymers, polymer composites for neutron shielding applications, and nanocellulose.

Avinash R. Pai
Doctoral Researcher, International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Avinash R. Pai is a full-time doctoral student at the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, under the guidance of Professor Sabu Thomas. He has received his bachelor’s degree in polymer engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University and holds a master’s degree in polymer engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. He is also a recipient of the Visvesvaraya PhD fellowship instituted by Media Lab Asia, MeitY, Government of India. His research interests include development of flexible polymer nanocomposites for various technological applications.

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