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Chemical Synthesis Using Supercritical Fluids

Chemical Synthesis Using Supercritical Fluids

Philip G. Jessop (Editor), Walter Leitner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61368-7

Dec 2007

500 pages

Select type: O-Book


For 'better solutions' - this practical guide describes how to take advantage of supercritical fluids in chemical synthesis. Well-established in extractions and materials processing, supercritical fluids are becoming increasingly popular as media for modern chemical syntheses. Historically, the application of compressed gases has been restricted mainly to the production of bulk chemicals. In the last decade, however, research has turned to exploiting the unique properties of supercritical fluids for the synthesis of fine chemicals and specialized materials. Now that the necessary equipment is more readily available, the use of supercritical fluids should become more widespread in both laboratory and industrial scale syntheses.

More than merely a concise introduction to the properties of supercritical fluids, here leading experts give a thorough, up-to-date account of chemistry in these alternative media. In-depth scientific commentary, detailed reaction protocols, descriptions of necessary equipment, and an outline of spectroscopic techniques add to the value of this handbook aimed at innovative synthetic chemists.
Introduction to SCF as Media for Chemical Reactions, History, Recent Trends
Basic Physical Properties, Phase Behaviour and Solubility
Physical Properties as Related to Chemical Reactions

High Pressure Reaction Equipment Design and Safety
Extraction and Related Separation Techniques
Precipitation and Crystallisation Techniques
Microemulsions, Emulsions and Latexes

Vibrational Spectroscopy in SCF
NMR Spectroscopy in SCF
UV, EPR, X-ray and Related Spectroscopic Techniques

Synthesis of Inorganic Solids
Synthesis of Coordination Compounds
Stoichiometric Organic Synthesis
Photochemical and Photo-Induced Reactions
Polymerization in Dense Carbon Dioxide
Free-Radical Polymerization in Reactive Supercritical Fluids
Metal Complex Catalyzed Reactions
Heterogeneous Catalysis
Enzymatic Catalysis
Phase Transfer and Ammonium Slat Catalyzed Reactions