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Industrial Organic Chemistry, 4th, Completely Revised Edition

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 4th, Completely Revised Edition

Klaus Weissermel, Hans-Jürgen Arpe

ISBN: 978-3-527-61919-1

May 2008

511 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

This bestselling standard, now in its fourth, completely revised English edition, is an excellent source of technological and economic information on the most important precursors and intermediates used in the chemical industry. The translation into eight languages and the five German and four English editions clearly evidence the popularity of this book.

'... it is where I look first to get a quick overview of the manufacturing process of a product... Weissermel/Arpe has been serving me for years as an indispensable reference work.' (Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie)
'It would be unkind and misleading to call this book a poor man's Kirk Othmer, but it could almost be described as an encyclopedia... it is easy to read and one has to admire the authors' dedication and endeavor in getting so much into a single volume. They have provided a book that is interesting reading as well as being an excellent reference. It is a highly recommended book, which I hope the authors will find the energy to continue updating on a regular basis.' (Chemistry in Britain)
'...it should be ready to hand to every chemist or process engineer involved directly or indirectly with industrial organic chemistry. It should be in the hand of every higher-graduate student, especially if chemical technology is not part of the study, like in many college universities...' (Tenside-Surfactants-Detergents)
1. Various Aspects of Energy and Raw Material Supply.

2. Basic Products of Industrial Syntheses.

3. Olefins.

4. Acetylene.

5. 1,3-Diolefins.

6. Syntheses Involving Carbon Monoxide.

7. Oxidation Products of Ethylene.

8. Alcohols.

9. Vinyl-Halogen and Vinyl-Oxygen Compounds.

10. Components for Polyamides.

11. Propene Conversion Products.

12. Aromatics - Production and Conversion.

13. Benzene Derivatives.

14. Oxidation Products of Xylene and Naphthalene.

15. Appendix.

Index.

"The fourth edition of this established work follows in the excellent tradition of the previous three editions. It retains the concept of the original, providing technological and economic information on the key building blocks of the chemical industry.
The book is packed with information, much of which cannot easily be found elsewhere, and certainly not in such a readily digestible form. The companies and innivators responsible for the chemistry described are clearly credited, and indeed this volume provides an excellent history of the worldwide bulk organic chemicals industry. Throughout the book the authors indicate potential future developments in the manufacture of these important precursors and intermediates.
The reader frindly format seen in the previous editions is retained, wherein each chapter or subsection is provided with a chemical flow diagram illustrating the interrelationship of the products, these flow diagrams folding aut such that they can be constantly referred to whilst reading the text. In addition, the main text is accompained by a synopsis in the margin, which concisely presents all of the essential points, thus facilitating browsing. The contents are logically and clearly organised, and there are detailed reference lists for each chapter, togehter with an extensive index. This latest edition also includes updated statistics and adopts the new IUPAC nomenclature guidelines.(...) This book will be a positive addition to the libraries and bookshelves of chemists and chemical engineers working in the organic sector, including those to whom many of the molecules describes are considered to be "commercially available starting materials". Non-scientists (e.g. industrial economists, lawyers) will also gain a appreciation of the complex technologicial, scientific and economic inter-relationshops (and potential developments) which characterise industrial organic chemistry."
Organic Process Research & Development, Peter Spargo


"This book will be a positive addition to the libraries and bookshelves of chemists and chemical engineers working in the organic sector, including those to whom many of the molecules described are considered to be "commercially available starting materials". Non-scientists (e.g. industrial economists, lawyers) will also gain an appreciation of the complex technological, scientific and economic inter-relationships (and potential developments) which characterise industrial organic chemistry."
Peter Spargo, Stone Cross, UK

"This book is an immensely comprehensive and practical work. University chemistry students would benefit from reading this book as it provides a valuable insight into chemical technology, which is often lacking in undergraduate chemistry courses. The university lecturer can obtain examples of applied organic syntheses and keep up to date with the constant changes in chemical manufacturing. It should appeal most to chemists and engineers in the chemical industry, who should benefit from the technological, scientific and economic interrelationships and their potential developments."
Synthesis - Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
2004