Benvenuto, Mark Anthony
Industrial Organic Chemistry
Series:De Gruyter Textbook
- Bridges the gap between classic laboratory chemistry and large-scale reactions.
- Addresses practical technological issues and challenges.
- Gives examples of applications of industrial organic chemistry in real life (e.g. pharmaceuticals, cosmetics).
Aims and Scope
Industrial Organic Chemistry examines all major industrial manufacturing technologies and reaction types with a focus on organic chemistry in general and petroleum refining in particular. The author takes a systematic approach to introducing the most important classes of organic compounds, from the C1 fraction through to polyaromatics and polymers.
The author introduces biological sources for key compounds such as fuel and plastics and compares these bio-based organic materials to the corresponding petroleum-based chemicals.
In addition to the chemistry behind processes in the petroleum, pharma, food and agrochemical industries, this book also discusses related topics such as process selectivity, waste management, and product purification.