Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780408049832, 9781483284668

Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards

4th Edition

Authors: L. Bretherick
eBook ISBN: 9781483284668
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th September 1990
Page Count: 2058
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Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, Fourth Edition provides information pertinent to the reactive hazards associated with the use of chemicals. This book discusses the development of the technologies, particularly in the area of safety research. Organized into two chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the advantages to be gained in grouping together elements or compounds showing similar reactivity or structure. This text then explores the underlying principles and practical aspects of minimizing reactive chemical hazards. Other chapters consider the rate of an exothermic chemical reaction, which determines the rate of energy release. This book discusses as well the factors that affect reaction kinetics, which are significant in relation to possible reaction hazards. The final chapter deals with reactions at high temperature that may be exceptionally hazardous attributed to the enhanced kinetic energy content of the system. This book is a valuable resource for chemists. Safety officers who are tasked for safety in industrial laboratories will also find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents



Aims of the Handbook

Scope and Source Coverage

General Arrangement

Specific Chemical Entries (Section 1)

Grouping of Reactants

General Group Entries (Section 2)


Cross-Reference System

Information Content of Individual Entries

Reactive Chemical Hazards


Kinetic Factors

Adiabatic Systems

Reactivity vs Composition and Structure

Reaction Mixtures

Protective Measures

Cyclic Structural Formulae

Section 1 : Specific Chemicals (Elements and Compounds Arranged in Formula Order)

Section 2: Classes, Groups and Topics (Entries Arranged in Alphabetical Order)

Appendix 1 Source Title Abbreviations Used in References

Appendix 2 Tabulated Fire-Related Data

Appendix 3 Glossary of Abbreviations and Technical Terms

Appendix 4 Index of Chemical Names and Synonyms Used in Section 1

Appendix 5 Index of Class, Group and Topic Titles Used in Section 2

Appendix 6 Index of Section 2 Titles Classified by Type

Appendix 7 Index of CAS Registry Numbers vs Serial Numbers in Section 1

Additional Contributions


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