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Analytical Pyrolysis of Natural Organic Polymers - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128185711, 9780128235539

Analytical Pyrolysis of Natural Organic Polymers, Volume 20

2nd Edition

Author: S.C. Moldoveanu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128185711
eBook ISBN: 9780128235539
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 16th September 2020
Page Count: 640
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Table of Contents

  1. General Information about Pyrolysis
    2. Analytical Pyrolysis of Polyterpenes
    3. Analytical Pyrolysis of Polymeric Carbohydrates
    4. Analytical Pyrolysis of Polymeric Materials with Lipid Moieties
    5. Analytical Pyrolysis of Lignins
    6. Analytical Pyrolysis of Polymeric Tannins
    7. Analytical Pyrolysis of Caramel Colors and of Maillard Browning Polymers
    8. Analytical Pyrolysis of Proteins
    9. Nucleic Acids
    10. Analytical Pyrolysis of Several Organic Geopolymers
    11. Analytical Pyrolysis of Other Natural Organic Polymers
    12. Analytical Pyrolysis of Plant Materials
    13. Analytical Pyrolysis of Microorganisms
    14. Other Applications of Analytical Pyrolysis


Analytical Pyrolysis of Natural Organic Polymers, Second Edition, Volume 20  describes the methodology of analytical pyrolysis, the results of pyrolysis for a variety of biopolymers, and several practical applications of analytical pyrolysis on natural organic polymers and their composite materials. The book describes the results of pyrolysis for biopolymers and some chemically modified natural organic polymers. In addition, the many applications of analytical pyrolysis are covered in detail, including topics such as polymer detection used in forensic science, structure elucidation of specific polymers, and identification of small molecules present in polymers (anti-oxidants, plasticizers, etc.).

Key Features

  • Assembles all essential information on the pyrolysis of natural polymers in one volume, together with the techniques and instrumentation used
  • Covers advances and developments over the last 20 years, including discussions on the many different types of apparatus commercially available
  • Includes reference lists in every chapter to guide readers on a path to further study


Chemists and chemical engineers interested in processes related to pyrolysis. Toxicologists and environmental scientists. Graduate students studying chemistry, industrial chemistry, wood chemistry, forensic chemistry, toxicology


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About the Author

S.C. Moldoveanu

Dr. Serban C. Moldoveanu is Sr. Principal Scientist at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. His research activity is focused on various aspects of chromatography including method development for the analysis by GC/MS, HPLC, and LC/MS/MS of natural products and cigarette smoke. He also performed research on pyrolysis of a variety of polymers and small molecules. He has over 130 publications in peer reviewed journals, 12 books, and several chapter contributions. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, NC, USA