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Phosgenations: A Handbook

Phosgenations: A Handbook

Livius Cotarca, Heiner Eckert

ISBN: 978-3-527-60262-9

Jan 2005

668 pages


In this manual, the authors compare the range of applications for phosgene with that of the alternative compounds, dealing in detail with the possible uses of diphosgene, triphosgene, carbon dioxide, organic carbonates, oxalylchloride and many other alternative materials used in synthesis. However, they clearly point out those cases where phosgene continues to have the advantage. The result is a mine of information for synthetic chemists working in industry and academia faced with the question of where the toxic phosgene can be replaced by an unproblematic compound - including the safety phosgenation.

1. Contradictions.

2. Phosgenation Reagents.

3. Evaluation of Phosgenation Reagents.

4. Phosgenation Reactions.

5. Topics on Specific Synthetic Applications of  Phosgenation Reactions.

6. Evaluation of Phosgenation Reactions.

7. Materials and Resources for Phosgenation Reagents.

8. Monitoring Phosgene and Phosgene Substitutes: Analytical Methods.

9. Outlook.



"…unique, one of the year's best information resources." (E-STREAMS, December 2004)

"…provides a good survey on the chemistry of phosgene and its derivatives." (Synthesis, September 2006)