Industrial Organic Chemicals (3rd Edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Harold A. Wittcoff, Bryan G. Reuben, Jeffery S. Plotkin
  • File Size: 21 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition
  • Publication Date: November 9, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470537434
  • ISBN-13: 9780470537435
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In an updated and expanded Industrial Organic Chemicals 3rd Edition examines why each of these chemical building blocks — propylene, benzene toluene, C4 olefins (butadiene and butenes), ethylene, the xylenes, and methane — is preferred over another in the context of an environmental issue or manufacturing process, as well as their individual chemistry, derivatives, uses, method of manufacture, and economic significance. Providing 95 percent of the 500 billion pounds of organic chemicals produced in the world, the natural gas and petroleum industries are responsible for products that ensure our present quality of life. Products as diverse as plastics, gasoline, detergents, pesticides, fibers, tires, shampoo, lipstick, and sunscreens are based on seven raw materials derived from natural gas and petroleum.

The new edition details the seismic shifts in the world’s chemistry industry away from the Western Europe, United States, and Japan, transforming the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region, especially China, into major players. The ebook also details:

  • The technological advances in the area of polymerization and catalysis, including catalyst design and single-site catalysts
  • The impact of globalization on the patterns of worldwide transportation of chemicals, including methods of shipping chemicals
  • Chemicals for electronics, with much new material on photovoltaic cells, conducting polymers, and related materials
  • The discovery of vast reserves of shale oil and shale gas, altering long-term predictions of resource depletion in the United States and other countries
  • Commercial and market aspects of the chemical industry, with coverage of emerging new companies such as INEOS, LyondellBasell, Formosa Plastics, and SABIC

With expanded coverage on the vital role of green chemistry, renewables, chemicals and fuels on issues of sustainability and climate change, Industrial Organic Chemicals 3rd edition PDF ebook offers an unparalleled examination of what is at the heart of this multi-billion dollar industry, how globalization has transformed it, and its ever growing role in preserving the Earth and its resources.