Encyclopedic dictionary of named processes in chemical technology, third edition by alan e. comyns

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ENCYCLOPEDIC DICTIONARY OF

NAMED PROCESSES IN CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
THIRD EDITION

© 2007 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

ENCYCLOPEDIC DICTIONARY OF

NAMED PROCESSES IN CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
THIRD EDITION

Alan E. Comyns

Boca Raton London New York

CRC Press is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business

© 2007 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

CRC PressTaylor & Francis Group 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742 © 2007 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC CRC Press is an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business No claim to original U.S. Government works Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 International Standard Book Number-10: 0-8493-9163-6 (Hardcover) InternationalStandard Book Number-13: 978-0-8493-9163-7 (Hardcover) This book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed. Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the author and the publisher cannot assume responsibility for thevalidity of all materials or for the consequences of their use. No part of this book may be reprinted, reproduced, transmitted, or utilized in any form by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publishers. For permission tophotocopy or use material electronically from this work, please access www.copyright.com (http:// www.copyright.com/) or contact the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, 978-750-8400. CCC is a not-for-profit organization that provides licenses and registration for a variety of users. For organizations that have been granted a photocopy license by the CCC, aseparate system of payment has been arranged. Trademark Notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Comyns, Alan E. Encyclopedic dictionary of named processes in chemical technology / author/editor, Alan E. Comyns. -- 3rd ed. p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8493-9163-7 (alk. paper) 1. Chemical processes--Dictionaries. I. Title. II. Title: Named processes in chemical technology. TP155.7.C664 2007 660’.28103--dc22 Visit the Taylor & Francis Web site at http://www.taylorandfrancis.com and the CRC Press Web site at http://www.crcpress.com 2006102488

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DedicationDedicated to the generations of industrial chemists and engineers whose ingenuity has given us the materials of civilization.

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Foreword
It is both a pleasure and a privilege to have been invited to write the Foreword to a book of such importance as Dr. Comyns’ dictionary of named processes in the chemical industry. For many years, chemists have hadaccess to books with titles like Named Reactions in Organic Chemistry. Here the busy student or researcher can discover immediately the nature of the Wurtz reaction, the Cannizzaro reaction, and such curiosities as the Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky reaction. Until the first edition of the present book appeared in 1993, no such literary assistance was available to the multitudes who labored in the chemicalindustry. Six years later, a second edition took into account the many novelties that had appeared in that short period. Now a third edition is expanded still further, particularly by inclusion of many biological processes that industry now uses. This book is encyclopedic in scope as well as in name, covering a vast range of industrial practice. No single industrial chemist could possibly be...
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