Elsevier has published the eighth edition of Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, edited by Peter G Urben. This expanded edition provides the latest updates to help prevent the explosion and loss of containment of chemicals.

Also among the seven new chemistry and chemical engineering titles announced by Elsevier is the second edition of its major reference work, Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II. This nine-volume set, edited by Jerry L Atwood, George W Gokel and Len Barbour, is a "one-stop shop" covering a field that originated from the work of researchers in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, with some biological influence.

Presented in a clear and user-friendly format, Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, Eighth Edition, includes new pure compound and class of compounds records and updates on all existing records. It also lists important hazardous reactions and contains references to real chemical incidents, providing guidelines on the safe use and handling of chemicals in the laboratory and industry.

Editor Dr Urben is affiliated with Consultants Courtaulds Chemicals, (Suisse) SA, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. He is a retired organic chemist of initially academic, later industrial, background who has undertaken practical work in many fields, from milligram to ton scale, for more than 40 years.

The original edition of Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II was structured to reflect, in part, the origin of the field. The field has changed a great deal during the past two decades, as reflected in the second edition's coverage of the general principles of supramolecular chemistry and molecular recognition, experimental and computational methods in supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular receptors, dynamic supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular engineering, crystallographic (engineered) assemblies, sensors, imaging agents, devices and the latest in nanotechnology.

Learn about supramolecular membrane chemistry in this sample chapter.

The seven new chemistry and chemical engineering titles are:

Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, Eighth Edition, edited by Peter G Urben

Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, Second Edition, edited by Jerry L Atwood, George W Gokel, and Len Barbour

Non-covalent Interactions in Quantum Chemistry and Physics: Theory and Applications, edited by Alberto Otero de la Roza and Gino DiLabio

Cosmetic Science and Technology: Theoretical Principles and Applications, edited by Kazutami Sakamoto, Robert Lochhead, Howard Maibach and Yuji Yamashita

Reaction Rate Theory and Rare Events by Baron Peters

Lead-Acid Batteries for Future Automobiles, edited by Jürgen Garche, Eckhard Karden, Patrick T Moseley and David A J Rand

America Invents Act Primer by Sarah Hasford