Organic Synthesis Engineering

Hardcover | January 15, 2000

byL. K. Doraiswamy

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This book will formally launch "organic synthesis engineering" as a distinctive field in the armory of the reaction engineer. Its main theme revolves around two developments: catalysis and the role of process intensification in enhancing overall productivity. Each of these two subjects arebecoming increasingly useful in organic synthesis engineering, especially in the production of medium and small volume chemicals and enhancing reaction rates by extending laboratory techniques, such as ultrasound, phase transfer catalysts, membrane reactor, and microwaves, to industrial scaleproduction. This volume describes the applications of catalysis in organic synthesis and outlines different techniques of reaction rate and/or selectivity enhancement against a background of reaction engineering principles for both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems.

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This book will formally launch "organic synthesis engineering" as a distinctive field in the armory of the reaction engineer. Its main theme revolves around two developments: catalysis and the role of process intensification in enhancing overall productivity. Each of these two subjects arebecoming increasingly useful in organic synth...

L. K. Doraiswamy is at Iowa State University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195096894

ISBN - 13:9780195096897

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1. Introduction and structure of the bookPart I: Reactions and Reactors in Organic Synthesis: Basic Concepts2. Rates and equilibria in organic reactions: The thermodynamic and extrathermodynamic approaches3. Estimation of properties of organic compounds4. Reactions and reactors: Basic concepts5. Complex reactionsPart II: Catalysis in Organic Synthesis and Technology6. Catalysis by solids, 1: Organic intermediates and fine chemicals7. Catalysis by solids, 2: The catalyst and its microenvironment8. Homogeneous catalysis9. Asymmetric synthesisPart III: Reactor Design for Homogeneous and Fluid-Solid (Catalytic) Reactions10. Reactor design for simple reactions11. Reactor design for complex reactions12. Reactor design for solid-catalyzed fluid phase reactions13. Mixing, multiple solutions, and forced unsteady-state operationPart IV: Fluid-Fluid and Fluid-Fluid-Solid Reactions and Reactors14. Gas-liquid reactions15. Liquid-liquid and solid-liquid reactions16. Gas-liquid and liquid-liquid reactor design17. Multiphase reactions and reactorsPart V: Strategies for Enhancing the Rates of Organic Reactions18. Biphasic reaction engineering19. Phase-transfer reaction engineering20. Bioorganic synthesis engineering21. Electroorganic synthesis engineering22. Sonoorganic synthesis engineering23. Microphase-assisted reaction engineering24. Membrane-assisted reactor engineering25. Multifunctional reactor engineering26. Other important (and some lesser known) strategies of rate enhancementA process overviewEpilogueAcknowledgments for figures and tablesIndex