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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Fine chemicals manufacture.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||551 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: Characteristic features of fine chemicals manufacture; Catalysis in fine chemistry; Selectivity engineering; Process development; Separation methods; Production plants. Fine Chemicals and their Synthesis - a Chemical Point of View: What are fine chemicals? - Historical development of organic synthesis; Fine chemicals versus bulk chemicals manufacture; Process selection - process profile analysis; Factors influencing process choice - cleaner and safer technologies; E factors and atom utilization; The role of catalysis in waste minimization; Fine chemicals and catalysis - examples. Catalysis in Fine Chemicals. Introduction. Mechanism of catalysis. Heterogeneous catalysts - types and preparation. Catalyst performance: activity, selectivity, and stability. Catalyst selection. Catalyst characterization. Homogeneous catalysis. Phase-transfer catalysis; Biocatalysis. Selectivity Engineering: Heterogenization of homogeneous catalysis; Additional liquid phase; Rate and selectivity improvement via manipulation of "microenvironment"; Rate and selectivity improvement via manipulation of "macroenvironment". Unconventional techniques; Continuous processes. (Part contents).|
|Responsibility:||A. Cybulski [and others].|