The analysis of organic materials. An international series of monographs

The analysis of organic materials. An international series of monographs

MICROCHEMICAL JOURNAL 20, 398-400 (1975) BOOK REVIEWS Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. Vol. 64. Edited by W. ARBER, R. HAAS, W. HENL...

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MICROCHEMICAL JOURNAL 20, 398-400

(1975)

BOOK

REVIEWS

Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. Vol. 64. Edited by W. ARBER, R. HAAS, W. HENLE, P. H. HOFSCHNEIDER, J. H. HUMPHREY, N. K. JERNE, P. KOLDOVSKY, H. KOPROWSKI, 0. MAALOE, R. ROTT, H. G. SCHWEIGER, M. SELA, L. SYRUCEK, P. K. VOGT, E. WECKER. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1974. 137 pp. $27.90.

This is volume 64 of a continuing series. The four articles are: Suppressor Mutations in Yeast (D. C. Hawthorne and U. Leupold), Cell interaction in Conjugation of Ciliates (A. Miyake), The Pathogenesis of Autoimmunity in New Zealand Mice (N. Talal and A. D. Steinberg), and Nucleic Acid Reassociation as a Guide to Genetic Relatedness among Bacteria (R. L. Moore). The papers are well written and contain much useful information. The book is badly overpriced. EUGENE D. WEINBERG, Microbiology Indiana

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Edited by R. BELCHER and D. M. W. ANDERSON. The Determination of Nitro and Related Functions. By Y. A. GAWARGIOUS. Academic Press, London, 1973. 154 pp. L3.50. The book is divided into six chapters-The Determination of Nitro, Nitroso, and Azo Groups, Recommended Methods of Analysis for Nitro, Nitroso, and Azo Groups, Determination of the Azide Group, The Determination of Nitrates and Nitramines, Recommended Methods of Analysis for Nitrate Groups, and Appendix, the last named gives a brief account of microdeterminations which became available after the completion of the manuscript. Following the scheme of the other numbers in this international series, the book reviews the available methods for the determination of these various functions and then proceeds to recommend some of these methods for use. Included are titrimetric, gasometric, gravimetric, calorimetric. spectroscopic, polarographic, chromatographic, electrometric, enzymatic, etc., methods. The real value of the book is that it has gathered a great deal of information, previously widely scattered, into compact well-organized form that will save a tremendous amount of time for those involved in these determinations. The information included should also be of value to organic chemists not engaged in analytical work since it contains many functional group reactions which have synthetic value. AL

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Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Vol. 16. Edited by A. R. KATRITZKY AND A. J. BOULTON. Academic Press, New York, 1974. ix + 349 pp. $35.00. This is the new iustallment of a series of r-eview articles in heterocyclic chemistry. This volume has six highly authoritative reviews all of which are concerned with a topic 398 Copyright 0 1975 by Academic Press, Enc. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.