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Thirty carefully selected, peer-reviewed contributions from the International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2016) are featured in this edited book of proceedings. ICPAC 2016, a biennial meeting, was held in Mauritius in July 2016. The chapters in this book reflect a wide range of fundamental and applied research in the chemical sciences and interdisciplinary subjects. This is a unique collection of full research papers as well as reviews.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Modulation of the Pancreatic Hormone, Glucagon by the Gut Peptide, GLP-1: Controversies, Challenges and Future Directions

Sam Stephen, Reshma Ramracheya

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 2. Analysis of Non-Conducting Tantalite Minerals by Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry

M. Nete, W. Purcell, J. T. Nel

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 3. Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Tagetes minuta L. in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Sithenkosi Mlala, Opeoluwa Oyehan Oyedeji, Constance Rufaro Sewani-Rusike, Adebola Omowunmi Oyedeji, Benedicta Ngwenchi Nkeh-Chungag

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Disorders: Emerging Compounds of Interest

G. Nagesh Babu, Manjeet Gupta

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 5. Investigation of Heavy Metal Hazards Status and Their Potential Health Risks in Vegetables Irrigated with Treated Wastewater in Oodi Gardens

Bonno Sekwati-Monang, Kabelo Gilbert Gaboutloeloe, Sello Alfred Likuku

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 6. Removal of Fluoride from Ground Water by Adsorption Using Industrial Solid Waste (Fly Ash)

Gargi Maitra Chakraborty, Saroj Kumar Das, Sailendra Nath Mandal

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 7. Comparative Review of the Synthesis of Flavanones via the Reaction of Cinnamic Acids and Phenols and the Reaction of 2-Hydroxyacetophenones and Benzaldehydes

Ishmael B. Masesane, Kenamile Rabasimane, Kibrom G. Bedane

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 8. Calcium Alginate-Mangifera indica Seed Shell Composite as Potential Biosorbent for Electroplating Wastewater Treatment

Malvin Moyo, Vusumzi E. Pakade, Sekomeng J. Modise

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 9. Nitrogen Absorption and Immobilization Patterns as Cataysed by the Roots of Acacia Plants

Nancy Nyamai, Phanuel Oballa

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 10. Ultrasonic-Assisted Dispersive Solid Phase Microextraction (UA-DSPME) Using Silica@Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Hybrid Nanostructures Sorbent for Preconcentration of Trace Aflatoxin B1 in Liquid Milk Samples

Geaneth P. Mashile, Anele Mpupa, Philiswa N. Nomngongo

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 11. Removal of Ni(II) and Co(II) from Aqueous Solution Using Pine Cone: A Mechanism Study

Agnes Pholosi, Eliazer B. Naidoo, Augustine E. Ofomaja

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 12. Speciation Analysis of Inorganic Sb, Se and Te in Environmental Samples Using Modified TiO2@MWCNTs Nanocomposite Packed Microcolumn prior to Hydride Generation-Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (HG-ICP-OES)

Philiswa N. Nomngongo

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 13. Nano Transition Metal Alloy Functionalized Lithium Manganese Oxide Cathodes-System for Enhanced Lithium-Ion Battery Power Densities

Natasha Ross, Emmanuel Iwuoha

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 14. Synthesis, Spectral Analysis and Biological Evaluation of 5-Substituted 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-2-yl-4-(Piperidin-1-ylsulfonyl)Benzyl Sulfide

Hira Khalid, Aziz-ur-Rehman, M. Athar Abbasi, Rashad Hussain, Abdul Malik, Muhammad Ashraf, M. Qaiser Fatmi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 15. Cation Influence on Zirconium/Hafnium Fluoride Coordination

Steven J. Lötter, Walter Purcell, Johann T. Nel, Bernardus Brecht

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 16. Beneficiation of Niobium and Tantalum from Tantalite Ore Using Physical and Chemical Processes

M. Nete, W. Purcell

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 17. Recent Applications of Laccase Modified Membranes in the Removal of Bisphenol A and Other Organic Pollutants

Lebohang E. Koloti, Nonjabulo P. Gule, Omotayo A. Arotiba, Soraya P. Malinga

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 18. Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Bio Nanosponge Filter (pMWCNT-CD/TiO2-Ag) as Potential Adsorbent for Water Purification

Anny Leudjo Taka, Kriveshini Pillay, Xavier Yangkou Mbianda

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 19. Novel Approaches to Environmental Monitoring

Patricia B. C. Forbes

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 20. Endosymbiotic Bacteria Isolated from Algoa and Kalk Bay, South Africa, as Source of Antimicrobial Compounds

J. K. Mhlongo, D. R. Beukes, M. Trindade

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 21. Pd-MCM-41 and Ni–Boride–Silica Catalyst Synthesis, Characterization and Its Application for Reduction of Substituted Aromatics: An Environmentally Benevolent Approach

Ateeq Rahman, Daniel Likius, Veikko Uahengo

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 22. Antidiabetic Potential of Erythrina abyssinica via Protein Tyrosine Phosphate 1B Inhibitory Activity

Derek Tantoh Ndinteh

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 23. 2-Amino-5-Bromo-3-Iodoacetophenone and 2-Amino-5-Bromo-3-Iodobenzamide as Synthons for Novel Polycarbo-Substituted Indoles and Their Annulated Derivatives

Mmakwena M. Mmonwa, Malose J. Mphahlele

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 24. Processability Issue in Inverted Organic Solar Cells

F. J. Lim, A. Krishnamoorthy
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