Iodine Made Simple is a unique volume that explains the basic properties of iodine as well as the products and technology using it. Included are eight sections: What Is Iodine?, Iodine around Us, Iodine That Sustains Electronic and Information Materials, Using Iodine for Analysis, Innovative Industrial Technology Starts with Iodine, Iodine Is Needed to Maintain Health, Iodine for Vegetable Production and Livestock Breeding, and Next-Generation Technology Starts with Iodine. As the importance of iodine in many facets of everyday life continues to grow, this book provides valuable information for the scientifically literate public and undergraduate university students interested in this field.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is iodine?
Chapter 2: Iodine around us
Chapter3: Iodine that sustains elecronic and information materials
Chapter 4: Using iodine for analysis
Chapter 5: Innovative industrial technology starts with iodine
Chapter 6: Iodine is needed to maintain health
Chapter 7: Iodine for vegetable production and livestock breeding
Chapter 8: Next-generation technology starts with iodine
Tatsuo Kaiho is the Technical Advisor of Godo Shigen Co., Ltd. (Chiba, Japan), one of the most well-known iodine manufacturing companies in the world.
He is a former Director of Nihon Tennen Gas Co., Ltd. (Chiba, Japan), and a former Director of Kanto Natural Gas Development Co., Ltd. The vice-chairman of the Society of Iodine Science, Dr. Kaiho has developed novel iodine-containing materials and processes and presented independent research at many conferences, including the International Conference of Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry (2010) and the Symposium of Iodine Science (2011).
Dr. Kaiho has received several awards, such as the Distinguished Chemist Award from Chiba Prefectural Government (2001), the Organic Synthesis Award from Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry Japan (2002) and the Society of Iodine Science Award (2012). He organized the 4th International Conference of Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry (2014) in Narita, Japan.
Dr. Tatsuo Kaiho (born 1952) obtained his MSc (1976) from Osaka University. He joined Mitsui Chemicals Co., Ltd. in 1976. On leave from Mitsui, he worked as a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979-1982) and obtained a PhD degree (1983) from Osaka University. From 2001-2003 he worked as a visiting professor at Department of Engineering of Chiba University.
'Author Kaiho, who works as a technical advisor of Godo Shigen Co., Ltd. (Chiba, Japan), one of the world’s most renowned iodine manufacturing companies, presents a work aimed at a “mainstream” audience, and for one which includes students and specialists. Iodine Made Simple is organized into eight chapters that cover what iodine is and its various uses in the environment, technology and information, forms of analysis, health applications, agricultural applications, and “next-generation technology.” Each chapter is divided into several sections that consist of pages with text on the left and corresponding illustrations and graphics (including chemical structures) on the facing right page. Additionally, the chapters conclude with “columns,” which describe related topics in further detail. Most significantly, the work highlights the importance of iodine in many different elements of both life and nature. Overall, Kaiho uses his expertise to help the reader gain a stronger understanding of iodine and its multitude of functions.
--R. E. Buntrock, independent scholar
Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.'
– R. E. Buntrock, CHOICE, April 2018 Vol. 55 No. 8.