A Comprehensive Guide to the Hazardous Properties of Chemical Substances / Edition 3

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More than just a compendium of hazardous materials, this book correlates the chemical structure of compounds to their hazardous properties, thereby allowing us to assess the toxicity of a substance even when no experimental data exists. Clearly illustrating the chemical structures of more than 1,500 chemicals from 46 different groups, this important update of the 1992 guide adds 1,000 new entries under specific classes of compounds along with major revisions in every other respect. Organics, metals and inorganics, industrial solvents, common gases, particulates, explosives, and radioactive substances are thoroughly examined for all facets of their primary characteristics - from toxicity and carcinogenicity to flammability and explosive reactivity to handling and disposal practices.. "An indispensable reference for investigative and analytical chemists as well as professionals dealing with industrial hygiene, safety, hazardous waste, and compliance issues, this book also serves as a complement to major references.

"This second edition adds 1,000 chemicals within 46 chemical groups - covering toxicity, carcinogenicity, flammability, explosive reactivity and safe handling and disposal practices."

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Presents information on many aspects of the hazardous properties of chemical substances and correlates those properties to the functional groups, reactive sites, and other structural features in the molecules in order to aid in predicting or assessing the hazards of a compound from its structure when there is a lack of experimental data. The first part examines the four primary hazardous properties of substances in general: toxicity, carcinogenicity, flammability, and explosive characteristics. The second part details individual substances and classes of substances, including organics, metals and inorganics, industrial solvents, common gases, particulates, explosives, and radioactive substances. They are arranged, with a few exceptions, in accordance with their structures and reactive functional groups, each group beginning with a general discussion before specific compounds are considered. The second edition is substantially revised, rearranged, and enlarged to incorporate information that has emerged since 1991. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"...a valuable reference volume that complements other available major references...highly recommended..." (Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol 55, 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471714583
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1059
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 2.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Introduction 3
Glossary 6
Physical Properties of Compounds and Hazardous Characteristics 9
Toxic Properties of Chemical Substances 17
Target Organs and Toxicology 26
Cancer-Causing Chemicals 40
Teratogenic Substances 45
Habit-Forming Additive Substances 49
Flammable and Combustible Properties of Chemical Substances 65
Explosive Characteristics of Chemical Substances 71
Peroxide-Forming Substances 76
Ch. 1 Acids, Carboxylic 81
Ch. 2 Acids, Mineral 90
Ch. 3 Acids, Peroxy 102
Ch. 4 Alcohols 109
Ch. 5 Aldehydes 135
Ch. 6 Alkalies 168
Ch. 7 Alkaloids 175
Ch. 8 Amines, Aliphatic 210
Ch. 9 Amines, Aromatic 226
Ch. 10 Asbestos 243
Ch. 11 Azo Dyes 250
Ch. 12 Chlorohydrins 258
Ch. 13 Cyanides, Organic (Nitriles) 266
Ch. 14 Cyanides, Inorganic 287
Ch. 15 Dioxin and Related Compounds 304
Ch. 16 Epoxy Compounds 315
Ch. 17 Esters 337
Ch. 18 Ethers 357
Ch. 19 Gases, Common Toxic and Flammable 369
Ch. 20 Glycol Ethers 378
Ch. 21 Haloethers 393
Ch. 22 Halogenated Hydrocarbons 406
Ch. 23 Halogens, Halogen Oxides, and Interhalogen Compounds 438
Ch. 24 Heterocyclic Compounds 452
Ch. 25 Hydrocarbons, Aliphatic and Alicyclic 464
Ch. 26 Hydrocarbons, Aromatic 484
Ch. 27 Industrial Solvents 502
Ch. 28 Isocyanates, Organic 516
Ch. 29 Ketones 532
Ch. 30 Metal Acetylides and Fulminates 556
Ch. 31 Metal Alkoxides 562
Ch. 32 Metal Alkyls 566
Ch. 33 Metal Azides 577
Ch. 34 Metal Carbonyls 586
Ch. 35 Metal Hydrides 594
Ch. 36 Metals, Reactive 607
Ch. 37 Metals, Toxic 614
Ch. 38 Mustard Gas and Sulfur Mustards 626
Ch. 39 Nerve Gases 630
Ch. 40 Nitro Explosives 643
Ch. 41 Oxidizers 656
Ch. 42 Particulates 667
Ch. 43 Peroxides, Organic 671
Ch. 44 Pesticides and Herbicides: Classification, Structure, and Analysis 693
Ch. 45 Pesticides, Carbamate 698
Ch. 46 Pesticides, Organochlorine 711
Ch. 47 Pesticides, Organophosphorus 727
Ch. 48 Herbicides, Chlorophenoxy Acid 746
Ch. 49 Herbicides, Triazine 752
Ch. 50 Herbicides, Urea 757
Ch. 51 Phenols 761
Ch. 52 Phosphorus and Its Compounds 774
Ch. 53 Polychlorinated Biphenyls 794
Ch. 54 Radon and Radioactive Substances 801
Ch. 55 Sulfur Esters 805
Ch. 56 Sulfur-Containing Organics (Miscellaneous) 810
Ch. 57 Miscellaneous Substances 818
App. A Federal Regulations 835
App. B IARC List of Carcinogenic Agents 851
App. C NTP List of Carcinogens 862
Chemical Substances - CAS Registry Number Index 866
CAS Registry Number - Chemical Substances Index 935
Subject Index 969
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