Wiley Guide to Chemical Incompatibilities / Edition 3

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Overview

"The term "incompatibilities" describes a wide range of chemical reactions that produce undesirable results in noncontrolled situations: the generation of toxic gases, fire, explosions, corrosive activity, polymerization, ruptured containers, creation of more dangerous compounds, and the like. A portable and easy-to-use reference on reactive substances commonly found in commerce, the Wiley Guide to Chemical Incompatibilities, Third Edition compiles hard-to-find data on over 11,000 chemical compounds, providing chemists, technicians, and engineers a thorough, lightning-quick resource to use during experimental preparation and in the event of an emergency." "More than a revision of the previous edition, this Third Edition has been rewritten and expanded to broaden coverage and improve its usefulness. It contains nearly 9,000 chemical incompatibility profiles and nearly 250 new entries, covering flammability, violent and explosive binary reactions, incompatibilities, and reactions that may result from physical change. Alphabetical organization provides concise incompatibility profiles for thousands of commonly used commercial chemicals, allowing readers to look up a given substance and instantly learn whether it is incompatible with common materials, other chemical substances, structural materials, or personal protective equipment." With thousands of new entries and easy-to-use organization, the Third Edition of the Wiley Guide to Chemical Incompatibilities remains a handy resource for all safety, first-response, and plant management professionals responsible for the handling, storage, and conveyance of chemical materials.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an essential reference book for anyone dealing with emergency situations involving chemicals." (Chromatographia, April 2010)

"The Wiley Guide is quite useful and contains a multitude of descriptions that are of uniform quality throughout." (Organic Chemistry Portal, March 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470387634
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1110
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard P. Pohanish and Stanley A. Greene are authors of numerous books in the hazardous materials area including Hazardous Materials Handbook (book no longer available) and the Hazardous Substances Resource Guide which was selected by the American Library Association as a Notable Reference in 1994.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

How to Use this Book.

Key to Abbreviations, Symbols, and Acronyms.

Chemicals and their Incompatibilities in Alphabetical Order.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

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