Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language

ISBN-10: 1593702167
ISBN-13: 9781593702168
Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $107.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 3/31/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 460
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
What You Need to Know about Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemicals
Paraffins
Olefins
Cyclic Compounds
Heterocompounds
Polymers and Oligomers
Processes and Equipment
Distillation
Measuring Processes
Catalysts
Separation and Transformation
Benzene
A Historical Perspective
Benzene from Coal
Benzene in Petroleum Refining
Benzene from Olefin Plants
Benzene from Toluene Hydrodealkylation
Benzene from Toluene Disproportionation
Commercial Aspects
Toluene and the Xylenes
Toluene
The Xylenes
Olefin Plants, Ethylene, and Propylene
Olefin Plants
Other Technologies
Ethylene
Propylene
Cyclohexane
The Traditional Process
The Liquid Phase Process
Commercial Aspects
The C<sub>4</sub> Hydrocarbon Family
Processing
Butadiene
Isobutylene
Butene-1
Butene-2
Alkylation
Cumene and Phenol
Cumene
Phenol
Ethylbenzene and Styrene
Ethylbenzene
Styrene
Ethylene Dichloride, Vinyl Chloride, and Epichlorohydrin
Ethylene Dichloride and Vinyl Chloride
Epichlorohydrin
Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene Oxide
Ethylene Glycol
Propylene Oxide and Propylene Glycol
Propylene Oxide
Propylene Glycol
Ethanolamines and Polyols
Ethanolamines
Polyols
Methanol and Synthesis Gas
Synthesis Gas
Methanol
FischerTropsch Process
The Process
The Equipment
Lots of Other Alcohols
Ethyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol
Normal Butyl Alcohol and 2-Ethyl Hexanol
Secondary and Tertiary Butyl Alcohols
1,4-Butanediol
The Higher Alcohols
MTBE
The Process
Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde
Formaldehyde
Acetaldehyde
The Ketones: Acetone, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Acetone
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Acids
Acetic Acid
Adipic Acid
Phthalic Acids
Maleic Anhydride
The Process
Commercial Aspects
Acrylonitrile, Acrylic Acid, and Acrylates
Acrylonitrile
Acrylic Acid
Acrylates
Methacrylates
Aniline and Phosgene
Aniline
Phosgene
Bisphenol A
The Process
Commercial Aspects
Alpha Olefins
Historical Development
Manufacturing Alpha Olefins
Commercial Aspects
Making Polymers
A Little History
Classifying Polymers
Making Polymers
Methods of Polymerization
Polymer Properties
Thermoplastics
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polyvinyl Chloride
Polystyrene
Foams
Choosing Plastics
MDI and TDI
MDI
TDI
Polyurethane
The Chemistry
Processing
Commercial Aspects
Epoxy Resins and Polycarbonates
Epoxy Resins
Polycarbonates
Fibers and Other Resins
Resins
Fibers
Appendix: Conversion and Yield Calculations
Measuring
Glossary
Index

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