The purpose of this book is twofold. Firstly, to introduce researchers from the Institute of Technical Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm, Russia, who are currently involved in research and development, and represent an impressive diversity of scientific interests. They never confine themselves to one area in their research work, but always devote their time, professional interests, talent and dedication to several fields of organic chemistry, science of materials and nanotechnologies. Secondly, the book collects a number of scientific papers, many of which were presented at the international conference Technical Chemistry: From Theory to Praxis 2010 held in Perm. These papers report new results in said fields of chemistry while focusing on the results of research projects funded by the Russian Academy of Sciences and by the Russian Fund for Basic Research. The book has been designed for those who develop new products and now also have to take into account social driving forces which have already come into play, e.g., safety, health and environmental factors, energy conservation, apart from conventional economic considerations such as development costs, raw material supply, etc.
About the Author: Prof. Vladimir N. Strelnikov, DrTechSci, received his higher education at the Chemical-Engineering Institute in Kazan, Russia (1974-1979). After graduating, he started research work at the S. M. Kirov Research and Production Company in Perm where he worked on polymeric composite materials. In 1988, Dr Strelnikov was promoted to Academic Secretary of Perm Scientific Center of Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; in 2004 he was elected Director of Institute of Technical Chemistry of Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His research fields include: science of materials, polymeric composite materials, and nanotechnologies. Prof. Viktor A. Valtsifer, DrTechSci, received his higher education at Perm Technical University, Russia (1974-1980). After graduating, he started research work at the Institute of Polymer Materials in Perm where he worked on polymeric composite materials. In 1987, Dr Valtsifer became Head of Laboratory of Multiphase Dispersive Systems at the Institute of Technical Chemistry of Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2005, he was promoted to Science Deputy Director of Institute of Technical Chemistry, a position he currently holds. His research fields include: investigations in interaction processes of multiphase systems, and nanotechnologies.