Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules

Applications to Health and Environmental Issues


  • Serban Moldoveanu, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules with Applications to Health and Environmental Issues, the 28th volume in the Techniques and Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry series, gives a systematic and comprehensive description of pyrolysis of non-polymeric organic molecules. Pyrolysis is involved in many practical applications as well as in many common human activities, but harmful compounds can be generated in the process. The study of pyrolysis and of the formation of undesirable compounds as a result of pyrolytic processes is of considerable interest to chemists, chemical engineers, and toxicologists.
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Chemists, chemical engineers, and toxicologists


Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53113-1

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Chemistry of the Pyrolytic Process
Chapter 3. Physicochemical Aspects of the Pyrolytic Process
Chapter 4. Instrumentation Used in Pyrolysis
Chapter 5. Basic Concepts Regarding Risk Assessment and Toxicology
Chapter 6. The Utility of Pyrolysis Studies
Chapter 7. Pyrolysis of Hydrocarbons
Chapter 8. Pyrolysis of Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Chapter 9. Pyrolysis of Alcohols and Phenols
Chapter 10. Pyrolysis of Ethers
Chapter 11. Pyrolysis of Peroxy Compounds
Chapter 12. Pyrolysis of Thiols and Sulfides
Chapter 13. Pyrolysis of Amines and Imines
Chapter 14. Pyrolysis of other Nitrogen Containing Compounds
Chapter 15. Pyrolysis of Aldehydes and Ketones
Chapter 16. Pyrolysis of Carbohydrates
Chapter 17. Pyrolysis of Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 18. Pyrolysis of Amino Acids and Small Peptides
Chapter 19. Pyrolysis of Various Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 20. Pyrolysis of Derivatives of Carbonic Acid with Nitrogenous Functionalities
Chapter 21. Pyrolysis of Aromatic Heterocyclic Compounds
Chapter 22. Pyrolysis of other Compounds with Heteroatoms
Chapter 23. Toxicological and Environmental Aspects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Related Compounds
Chapter 24. Toxicological and Environmental Aspects of Dioxin-Like
Chapter 25. Toxicological Aspects of Aromatic Heterocyclic Amines