Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards

2-Volume Set

Edited by

  • PETER URBEN, Courtaulds Chemicals (Suisse) S.A.

Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards is widely regarded as the reference work in this field — an assembly of all reported risks such as explosion, fire, toxic or high-energy events that result from chemical reactions gone astray, with extensive referencing to the primary literature. It is designed to improve safety in laboratories that perform chemical synthesis and general research, as well as chemical manufacturing plants. Entries are ordered by empirical formula and indexed under both name(s) and Chemical Abstracts Registry Numbers. This two-volume compendium focuses on reactivity risks of chemicals, alone and in combination; toxicity hazards are only included for unexpected reactions giving volatile poisons.The 2-volume set is available on an introductory price of $320/€270/£185 until Jan 2007. Will then revert to the list price of $395/€330/£230. Order your copy at the introductory price now.
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Chemists and chemical engineeers, safety officers, research students, chemistry teachers in schools, colleges & universities, all involved in storage, handling, packing & transportation of chemicals.


Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-372563-9


Praise for previous editions: "A book that every chemist should have on their shelf." -NEW SCIENTIST "An essential source of reference for all those about to embark upon unknown brews and concoctions of seemingly innocent chemicals" -CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRY "A book that should be in every laboratory, chemical plant, emergency response and fire control center, school and college...I commend this book to anyone concerned with chemical safety and hygiene" -CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS "A very helpful and quick entry into the literature on the many unstable chemicals that have been synthesized and characterized during the 20th century." -CHOICE "An outstanding text...thoroughly recommended." -LOSS PREVENTION BULLETIN

Table of Contents

Volume 1 - Introduction; Reactive chemical hazards; SPECIFIC CHEMICALS (Elements and compounds arranged in formula order) Volume 2 - CLASSES, GROUPS AND TOPICS (Entries arranged in alphabetical order); Source title abbreviations used in references; tabulated fire related data; Glossary of abbreviations and technical terms; Index of chemical names and synonyms used in section 1; Index of class, group and topic titles used in section 2; Index of section 2 titles classified by type; Index of CAS registry numbers vs serial numbers in section 1