© 1987

High Pressure Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • R. van Eldik
  • J. Jonas

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 197)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. General and Physical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ix-ix
    2. H. C. Drickamer
      Pages 1-7
    3. Marvin Ross
      Pages 9-49
    4. B. Le Neindre
      Pages 51-92
    5. E. U. Franck
      Pages 93-116
    6. F. Hensel
      Pages 137-156
    7. L. A. Kleintjens, R. Van der Haegen, R. Koningsveld
      Pages 157-191
    8. H. C. Drickamer
      Pages 263-276
  3. Chemical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. W. J. le Noble
      Pages 279-293
    3. W. J. le Noble
      Pages 295-310
    4. Rudi van Eldik
      Pages 357-378
  4. Biochemical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379

About this book


It was the objective of the ASI on "Advances in High Pressure Studies of Chemical and Biochemical Systems" to present the current status of such studies and to emphasize the advances achieved during the nine years since the previous ASI on "High Pressure Chemistry". These advances are partly due to the improved instrumentation enabling static and dynamic measurements at pressures several orders of magnitude higher than before, and partly due to the more general availability of high pressure equipment. This has led to a remarkable development in various areas of physics and chemistry, and especially in biochemistry. Throughout the presentation of this Advanced Study Institute the emphasis fell on the teaching character of such a summer school, and the contributions in this volume are of such a nature. Following a general introduction to modern high pressure research, a series of chapters on theoretical and experimental studies of gases, fluids and solids at high temperatures and pressures are presented with special emphasis on the physical aspects involved. Instrumentation used in such studies, viz. shock compression, NMR spectroscopy, laser scattering, x-ray and neutron scattering, and vibrational spectroscopy are treated in detail. The subsequent chapters are devoted to the application of high pressure techniques in the broad areas of organic, inorganic and biochemistry_ The formal lectures were supplemented by 29 contributed papers, for which a list of titles is included.


Neutron biochemistry chemistry kinetics metals photochemistry polymer reactions spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • R. van Eldik
    • 1
  • J. Jonas
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Physical and Theoretical ChemistryJohann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title High Pressure Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Editors R. van Eldik
    Jiri Jonas
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2457-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8203-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3827-4
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 468
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physical Chemistry
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