Book Description: Extracts of reviews of the 2nd Edition: ''...a comprehensive masterpiece of art that will introduce readers from various backgrounds to the fascinating world of nanomaterials and nanoscience. ...good writing and attractive presentation... Excellently written and well-structured... one of the best and most comprehensive available textbooks on the subject... magnificent value for money... a must have.'' (Chemistry World, Vol 6, August, 2009) Extracts of reviews of the 1st Edition: “A gem in the scientific literature...a beautifully written and richly illustrated book that is unlike any other.” (Science, 21 July 2006, Vol 313) “An invaluable reference book for undergraduate and graduate students. As a superb textbook for teaching of materials chemistry and nanotechnology.” (Advanced Materials, 1/2006) “...wonderful book....insightful perspective on nanochemistry.” (Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, October 2006, Vol. 7, Issue 2) The global success of the 1st edition of Nanochemistry, along with exceptionally rapid change in the field, has necessitated the publication of a 2nd edition after only three years. This truly major and expanded update highlights the latest breakthroughs using more than eighty new case histories, more problem sets, and more teaching principles. Nanotechnology is touted to begin a new era by bringing us materials that were not available before. This book describes the fascinating chemistry behind nanotechnology in a clear and easy to read style. Aimed at teachers, graduate students and advanced undergraduates it provides an authoritative, rigorous and hype-free guide to this burgeoning field. For those who already have some knowledge of the subject, the book remains invaluable as a reference and source of inspiration for future research or teaching. With a combined total of over forty years teaching and research experience, the authors are leaders in the fields of materials chemistry and nanochemistry. They have chosen to focus on concepts rather than formulas whilst describing all the techniques commonly used to synthesize nanomaterials. Problem sets are used to get students to thinking creatively and laterally about what they have learnt. The questions are designed to draw connections between subjects, fields and topics - of fundamental importance for anyone intending to work in such an interdisciplinary field. Nanochemistry is long but later chapters do not require knowledge of earlier sections so it can be read a little at a time. Reviews of the first edition stated that it is one of the most entertaining books in science, given the many figures, the variety of subjects and the well thought out structure. Suitable for those coming from a physics, biology, medicine, materials science, engineering or chemistry background, the book is ideal for whoever needs a birds-eye view of the field. The extensive bibliography allows the reader to find any level of detail behind each of the subjects. Nowhere else in the literature is it possible to find such a comprehensive and up-to-date look at the chemistry of nanotechnology.