Industrial Organic Chemicals

Industrial Organic Chemicals

eBook - 2013
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An essential introduction to the organic chemicalsindustry--in the context of globalization, advances intechnology, and environmental concerns

Providing 95 percent of the 500 billion pounds of organicchemicals produced in the world, the petroleum and natural gasindustries are responsible for products that ensure our presentquality of life. Products as diverse as gasoline, plastics,detergents, fibers, pesticides, tires, lipstick, shampoo, andsunscreens are based on seven raw materials derived from petroleumand natural gas. In an updated and expanded Third Edition,Industrial Organic Chemicals examines why each of thesechemical building blocks--ethylene, propylene, C4 olefins(butenes and butadiene), benzene toluene, the xylenes, andmethane--is preferred over another in the context of anenvironmental issue or manufacturing process, as well as theirindividual chemistry, derivatives, method of manufacture, uses, andeconomic significance.

The new edition details the seismic shifts in the world'schemistry industry away from the United States, Western Europe andJapan, transforming the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region,especially China, into major players. The book also details:

The impact of globalization on the patterns of worldwidetransportation of chemicals, including methods of shippingchemicals The technological advances in the area of polymerization andcatalysis, including catalyst design and single-site catalysts Chemicals for electronics, with much new material on conductingpolymers, photovoltaic cells, and related materials The discovery of vast reserves of shale gas and shale oil,altering long-term predictions of resource depletion in the UnitedStates and other countries Commercial and market aspects of the chemical industry, withcoverage of emerging new companies such as INEOS, Formosa Plastics,LyondellBasell, and SABIC

With expanded coverage on the vital role of green chemistry,renewables, chemicals and fuels on issues of sustainability andclimate change, Industrial Organic Chemicals offers anunparalleled examination of what is at the heart of thismulti-billion dollar industry, how globalization has transformedit, and its ever growing role in preserving the Earth and itsresources.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2013]
Edition: 3rd ed.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781118229811
9780470537435
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 807 pages) : illustrations

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