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Phase-Transfer Catalysis

Fundamentals, Applications, and Industrial Perspectives

  • Charles M. Starks
  • Charles L. Liotta
  • Marc E. Halpern

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 1-22
  3. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 23-47
  4. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 48-122
  5. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 123-206
  6. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 207-265
  7. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 266-338
  8. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 339-382
  9. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 383-451
  10. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 452-499
  11. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 500-564
  12. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 565-575
  13. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 576-593
  14. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 594-621
  15. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 622-625
  16. Charles M. Starks, Charles L. Liotta, Marc E. Halpern
    Pages 626-638
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 639-668

About this book

Introduction

Since 1971 when useful working concepts for the technique of phase-transfer catalysis (PTC) were introduced, the understanding, development, and applica­ tions of this method for conducting organic reactions has expanded exponentially. PTC has brought vast new dimensions and options to chemists and chemical engineers. From its use in less than ten commercial processes in 1975, PTC use has increased so that in the early 1990s it is involved in more than 600 industrial applications to manufacture products valued at between 10 and 20 billion U.S. dollars. PTC is widely used for simple organic reactions, steps in synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, perfumes, ftavorants, and dyes; for specialty polymerization reactions, polymer modifications, and monomer synthe­ sis; for pollution and environmental control processes; for analysis oftrace organic and inorganic compounds; and for many other applications. Often, PTC offers the best (and sometimes only) practical technique to obtain certain products. The authors experience in teaching a short course on phase-transfer catalysis has shown to us that a newcomer to PTC can easily be frustrated and confused by the large amount of information available in the literature and in patents. The purpose of this book, therefore, was to bring this information together in a logical and user-friendly way, without sacrificing matters of scholarly and fundamental importance.

Keywords

Additiv Compound Isomer Oxidation Polymer distribution liquid

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles M. Starks
    • 1
  • Charles L. Liotta
    • 2
  • Marc E. Halpern
    • 3
  1. 1.Cimmaron Technical AssociatesTulsaUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Sybron ChemicalsCherry HillUSA

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