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Handbook on Borates: Chemistry, Production and Applications $350.00
Editors: M.P. Chung
Book Description:
Boron is a naturally-occurring element. It is typically combined with other substances to form borates, including boric acid, salts of borates, and boron oxide. Boron is released naturally into the environment by oceans, volcanoes, and geothermal steam. It is also mined and used by many industries. Borates are used largely to produce glass. Boric acid is used in flame retardants, medicines, pesticides, and wood preservatives. Low-dose exposure can cause respiratory and skin irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. Borates have not been thoroughly tested for health effects in humans, but the EPA has found potential developmental toxicity (especially on the testes). Borates are considered safer to human health and the environment than other flame retardants (like PBDEs and PCBs) and wood preservaties (like arsenic). This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in the study of borates with a focus on such topics as: boron-based wood preservatives and their uses, molecular aspects of boron treatment technologies, alkaline earth borates, borate toxicity and effect on drug stability and others.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Borate-Tellurate Glasses an Alternative of Immobilization of the Hazardous Wastes
(Simona Rada, Eugen Culea, Monica Culea, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and others)pp.1-18

Borate: Toxicity, Effect on Drug Stability and Analytical Applications
(Iqbal Ahmad, Sofia Ahmed, Muhammad Ali Sheraz and Faiyaz H. M. Vaid ,
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan)pp.19-58

Alkaline Earth Borates Doped with Lanthanides: Electronic Structure and Luminescence Properties
(V.P. Dotsenko, I.V. Berezovskaya, N.P. Efryushina, Physico-Chemical Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Odessa, Ukraine)pp.59-106

Lanthanide–Doped Lead Borate Glasses for Optical Applications: A Review
(Joanna Pisarska, Wojciech A. Pisarski, Silesian University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, Katowice, Poland and others)pp.107-158

Nonlinear Photonic Crystals of Strontium Tetraborate
(A. S. Aleksandrovsky, A. M. Vyunishev, A. I. Zaitsev, L.V.Kirensky Institute of Physics SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)pp.159-190

Utilization of Lithium Borate Compounds in Medical Dosimetric Materials
(Gulhan Ozbayoglu, Aysen Yilmaz, Necmeddin Yazici,, Mining Eng. Dept., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)pp.191-218

Suzuki-Miyaura Reactions of Homo Gem-Dihalovinyl Systems
(Giorgio Chelucci, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy)pp.219-272

Physical and Electrochemical Properties of Quaternary Ammonium Salts Based on Halogen-Free Chelatoborate Anions and Their Application to Electric Double-Layer Capacitors
(Noritoshi Nanbu and Yukio Sasaki, Department of Nanochemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Iiyama, Japan)pp.273-300

Al or Ga Substitution for B on Barium and Lithium Borate Crystals - Melt Supercooling and Property Improvement
(Hideo Kimura and Chinna Venkadasamy Kannan, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan)pp.301-328

Boron-Based Wood Preservatives and their Uses
(S. Nami Kartal, Forestry Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey) pp.329-348

Effects of Borate Treatments on the Properties of Spruce Veneers and Plywood Panels
(Ismail Aydin, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Industry Engineeering Department, Trabzon, Turkey)pp.349-366

Molecular Aspects of Boron Treatment Technologies
(Ioannis Pashalidis, Chemistry Department, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)pp.367-382

Ulexite Dissolution with Carbon Dioxide at High Pressure
(Valdez Silvana, Flores Horacio, Serrano Emilio, INBEMI, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de Salta, INIQUI-CONICET, Argentina)pp.383-398

Purification of Boric Acid by Washing
(Horacio Flores, Silvana Valdez, Instituto de Beneficio de Minerales, Facultad de Ingeniería, UNSa. , Salta, Argentina pp.399-408

Sol-gel and melt-quenched borophosphate glasses for biomedical applications^
(Daniela Carta, Jonathan C. Knowles, Paul Guerry, Mark E. Smith and Robert J. Newport, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK) pp.409-420

Colemanite Ore Purification in a Magnetic Pulley Separator
(Horacio R. Flores, Silvana Valdez, Leung H. Kwok, Instituto de Beneficio de Minerales (INBEMI), Facultad de Ingeniería, Consejo de Investigación, Universidad Nacional de Salta Iniqui-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Salta, Argentina)pp.421-430

Industrially Useful Properties of South American Puna Borates
(H. R. Flores, L. E. Mattenella, S. K. Valdez, Instituto de Beneficio de Minerales (INBEMI),Facultad de Ingeniería, Consejo de Investigación, INIQUI, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta,Argentina)pp.431-440

Performance and Evaluation of Borates as a Passivating Medium for 316L SS to Ensure Health and Safety in Biomedical Applications
(D. Gopi, V. Collins Arun Prakash and L. Kavitha, Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem, Tamilnadu, India)pp.441-450

State-of-the-Art and Tendency of the Borate Industry in Argentina
(H.R. Flores, L.E. Mattenella, L.H. Kwok, S.K. Valdez, Instituto de Beneficio de Minerales (INBEMI), Facultad de Ingeniería, Consejo de Investigación, INIQUI, Universidad Nacional de Salta , CONICET, Salta, Argentina)pp.451-460

Thermal Properties of Hydroboracite
(Silvana K. Valdez, Horacio R. Flores, Instituto de Beneficio de Minerales (INBEMI), Facultad de Ingeniería, U.N. Salta, INIQUI (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Salta, Argentina) pp.461-468

Index

   Series:
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   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10. 490 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-974-1
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