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The Chemical History of Color (Springerbriefs in Molecular Science / Springerbriefs in Hist)

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In this brief, Mary Virginia Orna details the history of color from the chemical point of view. Beginning with the first recorded uses of color and ending in the development of our modern chemical industry, this rich yet concise exposition shows us how color pervades every aspect of our lives. Our consciousness, our perceptions, our useful appliances and tools, our playthings, our entertainment, our health, and our diagnostic apparatus - all involve color and are based in no small part on chemistry.

About the Author

Mary Virginia Orna is Professor of Chemistry at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY (mvorna@cnr.edu), although her professional history includes service in government, not-for-profit institutions and industry. She received

Table of Contents

Introduction: Colors, Natural and Synthetic, in the Ancient World.- Discovery of the Physics of Color.- The Chemical Causes of Color.- Colorant Usage from Antiquity to the Perkin Era.- Beyond Perkin.- Major Analytical Techniques Based on Color: Volumetric Analysis; Chromatography; Spectroscopy; Color Measurement.- Color on the Biological and Biochemical Front.- Finale: Color in Foods, Photochemistry, Photoluminescence, Pharmaceuticals, Fireworks, Fun and the Future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783642326417
Author:
Orna, Mary Virginia
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
Chemistry - Inorganic
Subject:
Color Chemistry
Subject:
Color and Society
Subject:
Color in Antiquity
Subject:
Color in Chemical Industry
Subject:
Color of Hydrogen Spectra
Subject:
inorganic chemistry
Subject:
History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
Subject:
Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2013
Series:
SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science / SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry
Publication Date:
20121128
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
167
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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