More Details about Industrial Organic Chemicals, 3rd Edition

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Author(s)Wittcoff H A
PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearJanuary 2013


An essential introduction to the organic chemicals industry in the context of globalization, advances in technology, and environmental concerns. Providing 95 percent of the 500 billion pounds of organic chemicals produced in the world, the petroleum and natural gas industries are responsible for products that ensure our present quality of life. Products as diverse as gasoline, plastics, detergents, fibers, pesticides, tires, lipstick, shampoo, and sunscreens are based on seven raw materials derived from petroleum and natural gas. In an updated and expanded Third Edition, Industrial Organic Chemicals examines why each of these chemical building blocks ethylene, propylene, C4 olefins (butenes and butadiene), benzene toluene, 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, method of manufacture, uses, and economic significance. The new edition details the seismic shifts in the world's chemistry industry away from the United States, Western Europe and Japan, transforming the Middle East and Asia–Pacific region, especially China, into major players. With expanded coverage on the vital role of green chemistry, renewables, chemicals and fuels on issues of sustainability and climate change, Industrial Organic Chemicals 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.

Key Features:-

  • The impact of globalization on the patterns of worldwide transportation of chemicals, including meth
  • The technological advances in the area of polymerization and catalysis, including catalyst design an
  • Chemicals for electronics, with much new material on conducting polymers, photovoltaic cells, and re
  • The discovery of vast reserves of shale gas and shale oil, altering long–term predictions of resourc
  • Commercial and market aspects of the chemical industry, with coverage of emerging new companies such