Industrial Organic Chemicals

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-28
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This new edition offers an updated and expanded version of the previous editions. It explains how the majority of industrial organic chemicals and polymers are derived from seven major building blocks produced from petroleum and natural gas. The book goes on to describe the chemistry of these building block chemicals and their derivatives, and how they are manufactured. It gives their uses and economic importance, and explains associated environmental concerns. Additionally, it covers how polymers are made and industrial catalysis, two topics essential to understanding the organic chemical industry.

Author Biography

HAROLD A. WITTCOFF has taught industrial organic chemistry at the University of Minnesota, while serving as Vice President of Corporate Research for General Mills Inc. As scientific adviser to Nexant ChemSystems, he has presented 300 courses in industrial chemistry in twenty-eight countries.

The late BRYAN G. REUBEN was Professor Emeritus of Chemical Technology at London South Bank University, and was the author or coauthor of 130 publications and a single patent.

JEFFREY S. PLOTKIN is Vice President, Chemicals and Technology, at Nexant ChemSystems and is the author or coauthor of twenty-five technical publications and thirty patents.

Table of Contents

Preface to the first and second editions List of acronyms and abbreviations
How to use 'Industrial Organic Chemicals' third edition
The evolution of the organic chemicals industry
Globalization of the chemical industry
Transporting chemicals
Chemicals from natural gas and petroleum
Chemicals and polymers from ethylene
Chemicals and polymers from propylene
Chemicals and polymers from C4 stream
Chemicals and polymers from the C5 stream
Chemicals and polymers from benzene
Chemicals and polymers from toluene
Chemicals and polymers from xylenes
Chemicals from methane
Chemicals from alkanes
Chemicals from coal
Fats and oils
How polymers are made
Industrial catalysis
Green Chemistry
A note on cost calculations
Units and conversion factors
Special units in the chemical industry
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