Emphasizing the utility of copper-related compounds, this text illustrates the numerous current and potential uses from agricultural bactericides and wood preservatives to colourants and solar cells. It discusses the properties and behaviour of the copper ion, copper compounds' employment in organic polymerization and isomerization reactions, the e

Chemistry and analysis of the copper ion; salts and basic salts; oxides, hydroxides and carbonates; copper in the computer age; fungicides; algaecides; wood treating; anti-fouling pigments; nutritionals; catalysis; other applications; copper and the environment - reclamation; toxicology/regulatory; frontiers.