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Catalysis in Petrochemical Processes

  • Authors
  • Sami Matar
  • Manfred J. Mirbach
  • Hassan A. Tayim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 1-18
  3. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 19-34
  4. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 35-65
  5. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 66-83
  6. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 84-108
  7. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 109-127
  8. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 128-137
  9. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 138-155
  10. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 156-181
  11. Sami Matar, Manfred J. Mirbach, Hassan A. Tayim
    Pages 182-194
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book

Introduction

The field of petrochemicals started some years ago with the simple addition reaction of water to propylene for the production of isopropyl alcohol. Currently, the petrochemical industry has become a multi-billion dollar enterprise which encompasses a wide field of chemical products. Almost all the basic organic reactions such as hydrogenation, alkylation, substitution, polymerization, etc. are utilized for the production of these chemicals. It may not, however, have been possible to establish this huge industry without the use of different catalysts. In other words, the great advancements in the catalytic area have supported the vast developments in the petrochemical field. In this book, we have adopted the idea of discussing the petrochemical industry from the point of view of reactants' activities and susceptibilities toward different catalysts. The book is thus classified according to the reaction type. This will eriable students and other users of the book to base their understanding of the petrochemical field on the fundamental principles learned in chemistry. How­ ever, the first chapter is aimed at establishing some basic facts on the petro­ chemical industry and its major uses. It discusses, without going into details, the raw materials used, the intermediates and the downstream products. The next eight chapters discuss in some detail the main reactions and the catalysts used for the production of chemicals and polymers from petroleum. The last chapter is devoted to a discussion of some of the practical techniques used in the catalytic field.

Keywords

ITIES Ion bonding catalysis catalyst polymer skeleton structure synthesis

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1177-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7024-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1177-2
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