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Hydrocarbon Thermal Isomerizations - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780122733512, 9780080472980

Hydrocarbon Thermal Isomerizations

2nd Edition

Author: Joseph Gajewski
eBook ISBN: 9780080472980
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122733512
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th March 2004
Page Count: 454
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Hydrocarbon Thermal Isomerizations summarizes rearrangements which are induced by heating neutral hydrocarbons under non-catalytic conditions in the vapor phase or in non-polar solution. This subject has attracted the interest of mechanistic organic chemists and theorists in the last quarter century because it is one of the few fields workable by state of the art techniques of both camps. This work collects together most of the crucial rate and stereochemical data in a single volume, along with a critical analysis of each of these reactions.

Unlike reviews or other books in this area that focus on reaction types, e.g.. electrocyclic reactions, or Claisen rearrangements, this volume is organized like the Chemical Abstracts Formula Index, but with an important exception: all of the relevant derivatives of each parent compound are discussed with the parent and not in their logical formula index positions. As it is not always obvious what is a parent material and what is a derivative, detailed cross-references are included throughout.

An important aspect of this edition is the inclusion of calculational results that provide insight, often more than was anticipated, into these relatively simple reactions.

Key Features

  • Energetics of thermal isomerization reactions
  • Stereochemistry of thermal isomerization reactions
  • Organization to facilitate and integrate global analyses
  • Comparison of experimental and theoretical results


Mechanistic and theoretical chemists, synthetic chemists, organometallic chemists, petroleum, and coal chemists

Table of Contents

  1. CH4
    2. C2H2 - C2H6
    3. C3H4 - C3H6
    4. C4H4 - C4H8
    5. C5H6-C5H10
    6. C6H4-C6H10
    7. C7H6-C7H12
    8. C8H6-C8H14
    9. C9H8-C9H14
    10. C10H6-C10H16
    11. C11H10-C11H16
    12. C12H10 -C12H18
    13. C13H10-C16H16


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About the Author

Joseph Gajewski

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Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

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