Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 4540091
  • Book
  • 744 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules with Applications to Health and Environmental Issues, Second Edition offers a systematic presentation of pyrolysis results for the main classes of non-polymeric organic molecules. It covers a large body of data published on pyrolysis, as well as numerous original contributions to the pyrolysis of compounds not previously studied.

This thoroughly revised edition contains new results reported in the literature since the first edition published, including the generation of traces of toxic compounds in various pyrolytic processes; the pyrolysis in the presence of catalysts and solid supports such as alumina, silica, and non-inert metals; and pyrolysis of specific mixtures of compound such as amino acids plus carbohydrates. Since many pyrolytic processes occurring in everyday life involve mixtures of compounds and frequently take place in the presence of a solid supports, information about single-compound pyrolysis offers an incomplete depiction of the results of various human activities involving pyrolysis. The new information on pyrolysis of these mixtures has greatly improved the utility of the book.

  • New information on pyrolysis of specific compounds
  • Data on mechanisms and kinetics of pyrolytic processes
  • Data on the influence of catalysts and solid supports on pyrolytic processes
  • Information on Information on the pyrolysis process of compound mixtures frequently found in activities involving pyrolysis (e.g. waste incineration, smoking, fuel burning)
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1. General information about pyrolysis
2. Pyrolysis of Hydrocarbons
3. Pyrolysis of Halogenated Hydrocarbons
4. Pyrolysis of Alcohols and Phenols
5. Pyrolysis of Ethers
6. Pyrolysis of Peroxy Compounds
7. Pyrolysis of Thiols and Sulfides
8. Pyrolysis of Amines and Imines
9. Pyrolysis of other Nitrogen Containing Compounds
10. Pyrolysis of Aldehydes and Ketones
11. Pyrolysis of Carbohydrates
12. Pyrolysis of Carboxylic Acids
13. Pyrolysis of Amino Acids and Small Peptides
14. Pyrolysis of Various Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
15. Pyrolysis of Derivatives of Carbonic Acid with Nitrogenous Functionalities
16. Pyrolysis of Aromatic Heterocyclic Compounds
17. Pyrolysis of other Compounds with Heteroatoms
18. Pyrolysis in the presence of catalysts
19. Reagents used in pyrolysis
20. Pyrolysis of mixtures of compounds
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Moldoveanu, Serban C.
Dr. Serban C. Moldoveanu is Sr. Principal Scientist at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. His research activity is focused on various aspects of chromatography including method development for the analysis by GC/MS, HPLC, and LC/MS/MS of natural products and cigarette smoke. He also performed research on pyrolysis of a variety of polymers and small molecules. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, eleven books, and several chapter contributions. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry.
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