New developments in mass spectrometry have allowed routine identification and lowered limits of detection at levels only imagined a decade ago. Thousands of contaminants and residues in the food supply and the environment are now being reported. Between 2005 and 2010, more than 5,000 publications covering TOF-MS and environmental and food analysis were published, showing the importance of the technique in these applications.
This is an intermediate level post-calculus text on mathematical and statistical
methods, directed toward the needs of chemists. It has developed out of a
course that I teach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for thirdyear
undergraduate chemistry majors and, with additional assignments, for
chemistry graduate students.
Monitoring the environment for metals has become a topic of considerable importance, not only to
those industries emitting heavy metals but also to surveillance agencies and other organizations assessing
the impact of metals on the environment. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and easyto-
read text for anyone working in the environmental analytical chemistry arena and to provide
essential information to consultants and regulators about analytical and quality control procedures
helpful in their evaluation and decision-making procedures.
This book is part of the Green Chemistry series published by the Royal Society
of Chemistry, and is designed to provide a modern overview of the current
status of insecticides. We present the current approaches for insect pest control
as green alternatives to classical agrochemicals, which should be of interest to a
vast group of researchers: agrochemists, biochemists, chemists, toxicologists,
etc. Throughout the book, the diﬀerent approaches to pest control which
involve ‘‘greener chemicals’’ in particular are emphasized.