Table of contents for Napoleon's buttons : how 17 molecules changed history / Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson.


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Introduction 1

 1.  PEPPERS, NUTMEG, AND CLOVES

 2.  ASCORBIC ACID

 3.  GLUCOSE

 4.  CELLULOSE

 5.  NITRO COMPOUNDS

 6.  SILK AND NYLON

 7.  PHENOL

 8.  ISOPRENE

 9.  DYES

 10. WONDER DRUGS

 11.  THE PILL

 12. MOLECULES OF WITCHCRAFT

 13.  MORPHINE, NICOTINE, AND CAFFEINE

 14.  OLEIC ACID

 15.  SALT

 16. CHLOROCARBON COMPOUNDS

 17. MOLECULES VERSUS MALARIA


Epilogue 351
Acknowledgments 355
Selected Bibliography 357
Index 363





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Chemistry Popular works, Chemistry History