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Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules

Applications to Health and Environmental Issues

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.


Chemists, chemical engineers, and toxicologists

Hardbound, 744 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53113-1


  • 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


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