Essays on Chemistry


About the Book
This book is a collection of essays on chemistry, transcending the classical boundaries of the subject and demonstrating its potential to synthesize new molecular entities, The essays are written to improve the image and public perception of chemistry. The book begins with a discussion on biochemical ecology of grasshoppers and moves on to showcase the role of organic chemistry in the multi-billion-dollar microelectronics industry. Highlighted in the book is the discovery of a new vitamin which prevents heart attacks/ strokes. Many other areas including contraceptives, stereo specific syntheses of insecticides, an anti-arthritis drug are discussed and the book ends on a somewhat philosophical note.

About the Author
Dr. S, V. Eswaran, Visiting Scientist, Regional Centre for Biotechnology (DBT-UNESCO), Faridabad & served as Head, Chemistry Department and Dean (Academics), St. Stephen’s College (44 years) and as Principal, Deshbandhu College, Delhi. He has received numerous teaching awards (Dr. Abdul Kalam Lifetime Achievement Award, INSA teacher award, “Teacher of Eminence”, DU distinguished teacher award, CRSI Best teacher award). He has done research work in Munich, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Goettingen, TU Delft, OSU and Brown Universities. He is a DAAD-UGC fellow and received the AEC-PG Scholarship. He has also been a Local Commissioner/ expert in several patent cases. He has several research papers and patents to his credit. He has also published a collection of tales and anecdotes about scientists, entitled “Grandpa’s Nobel Tales”.

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S. V. Eswaran