© 2016

Handbook of Maleic Anhydride Based Materials

Syntheses, Properties and Applications

  • Osama M. Musa


  • Offers a comprehensive overview of maleic anhydride from the perspective of expert professionals

  • Provides specific content on commercially important maleic anhydride technologies and products

  • From syntheses and properties, production processes, to applications – all in one text


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David K. Hood, Osama M. Musa
      Pages 3-55
  3. Reactions and Derivatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Michael A. Tallon
      Pages 59-149
  4. Maleic Anydride-Derived Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Krystyna Plochocka, Xuejun (Jay) Liu, Michael A. Tallon, Osama M. Musa
      Pages 211-250
    3. Michael A. Tallon, Xuejun (Jay) Liu
      Pages 251-310
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Roger L. McMullen
      Pages 441-507
    3. David K. Hood, Osama M. Musa
      Pages 509-575
    4. David K. Hood, Osama M. Musa
      Pages 577-628
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 629-638

About this book


A handbook on syntheses and properties, production processes, and applications of maleic anhydride and maleic anhydride derived products – all in one text. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of maleic anhydride chemistry and applications from the professional perspective. With chapters written by leading R&D scientists from the chemical industry, and edited by the Vice President and ASI Technology Chief at Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI), Dr. Osama M. Musa, readers will find a unique perspective and summary of the latest advancements in the field of maleic anhydride science.

Maleic anhydride is produced industrially on large scale (10E3 kt/annum). Its rich chemistry makes it an important raw material for numerous products and processes (e.g. for applications in polymers and coatings), many of which are covered in this handbook for the first time in a comprehensive manner. The broad scope spans topics ranging from production techniques (including topics such as processes, catalysis, trouble-shooting), synthesis and properties of small and polymeric maleic anhydride based compounds (focusing on industrially relevant compounds as well as emerging areas of importance) and in-depth and broad discussions of commercial maleic anhydride based applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Osama M. Musa
    • 1
  1. 1.Ashland Inc.BridgewaterUSA

About the editors

Dr. Osama M. Musa is the Vice President and ASI Technology Chief at Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI), Bridgewater, NJ, USA. In this function, he is overseeing, coordinating global research and development for consumer specialties, innovation, biofunctionals, biocides & preservatives and the technology platforms and leading molecular and analytical science, materials science and process research at Ashland.
Osama Musa is known as a strategic R&D leader with a broad experience in the specialty chemicals business sector, especially across consumer categories such as personal care, home care, pharma, coatings and adhesives, and many more. He disposes of a wide-ranging network, cooperating with partners both in the industry and in academia. 
Ashland Inc. is a leading international chemistry company, based in the United States, operating in more than 100 countries worldwide. Ashland Specialty Ingredients is their division offering products, technologies and resources for formulation and product performance in markets ranging from personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, to coatings and energy.

Bibliographic information

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