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Purification of Laboratory Chemicals

A best seller since 1966, Purification of Laboratory Chemicals keeps engineers, scientists, chemists, biochemists and students up to date with the purification of the chemical reagents with which they work, the processes for their purification, and guides readerd on critical safety and hazards for the safe handling of chemicals and processes.The Sixth Edition is updated and provides expanded coverage of the latest chemical products and processing techniques, safety and hazards. The book has been reorganised and is now fully indexed by CAS Registry Numbers. Compounds are now grouped to make navigation easier and literature references for all substances and techniques have been added, and ambiguous alternate names and cross references have been removed.

Chemical Engineers, Chemists, Biochemists and Pharmaceutical Engineers who process and purify commercial chemicals in industry; university and commercial research laboratories.


Published: May 2009

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-567-8


  • "This monograph remains the bible for practising chemists... (It) will be the most commonly used reference book in any chemical or biochemical laboratory."--MDPI


  • Common Physical Techniques Used in Purification; Safety and Hazards; Distillation techniques; Recrystallisation Techniques; Chromatography; Chemical Methods Used in Purification; Purification of Organic Compounds; Purification of Inorganic and Metal-Organic Compounds; Purification of Biochemicals and Related Products; Developing techniques.


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