Industrial Organic Chemistry / Edition 5

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Overview

This bestselling standard, now in its fifth, 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. Both a handbook and ready reference, this volume has a uniform structure for ease of use, with a number of fold-out flow charts illustrating complex chemical processes, plus summaries and relevant statistical data in the margins. The text is rounded off by a comprehensive list of references and a detailed subject index.

From reviews of previous editions (authored by K. Weissermel/H.-J. Arpe)

"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)

"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)

"Whether student or scientist, theorist or practician - everybody interested in industrial organic chemistry will appreciate this work. ..." (farbe + lack)

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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 innovators 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 friendly 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 out such that they can be constantly referred to whilst reading the text. In addition, the main text is accompanied by a synopsis in the margin, which concisely presents all of the essential points, thus facilitating browsing. The contents are logically and clearly organized, and there are detailed reference lists for each chapter, together 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 an appreciation of the complex technological, scientific and economic inter-relationships (and potential developments) which characterize industrial organic chemistry."
Organic Process Research & Development, Peter Spargo

"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

From the Publisher
"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 innovators 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 friendly 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 out such that they can be constantly referred to whilst reading the text. In addition, the main text is accompanied by a synopsis in the margin, which concisely presents all of the essential points, thus facilitating browsing. The contents are logically and clearly organized, and there are detailed reference lists for each chapter, together 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 an appreciation of the complex technological, scientific and economic inter-relationships (and potential developments) which characterize industrial organic chemistry."
Organic Process Research & Development, Peter Spargo

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527320028
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 525
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Hans-Jürgen Arpe studied chemistry at the Christian-Albert-University in Kiel, Germany and where he also received his PhD under guidance of Professor R. Grewe. Hans-Jürgen Arpe commenced his career at the Koninklijke/ Shell-Laboratory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He then moved to the Shell Research Laboratories near Bonn, Germany, followed by his appoint as Head of the Research Department Aliphatic Intermediates at Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, Germany and Head of the scientific library of Hoechst AG. Professor Arpe was an Honorary Professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Various Aspects of Energy and Raw Material Supply
Basic Products of Industrial Syntheses
Olefins
Acetylene
1,3-Diolefins
Syntheses Involving Carbon Monoxide
Oxidation Products of Ethylene
Alcohols
Vinyl-Halogen and Vinyl-Oxygen Compounds
Components for Polyamides
Propene Conversion Products
Aromatics -
Production and Conversion
Benzene Derivatives
Oxidation Products of Xylene and Naphthalene

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