Purification of Laboratory Chemicals

Purification of Laboratory Chemicals

Part 1 Physical Techniques, Chemical Techniques, Organic Chemicals

9th Edition - September 30, 2022

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  • Author: W.L.F. Armarego
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909679

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Purification of Laboratory Chemicals: Part 1 Physical Techniques, Chemical Techniques, Organic Chemicals– the only comprehensive chemical purification reference and a market leader since 1966 – delivers essential information for research and industrial chemists, pharmacists and engineers. It describes contemporary basic methods for the purification of chemical compounds. This essential lab practice and procedures manual helps chemists and engineers improve efficiency, results and safety by providing critical information for day-to-day lab and processing work. Purification of Laboratory Chemicals: Part 1 Physical Techniques, Chemical Techniques, Organic Chemicals continues to tabulate methods taken from literature for purifying thousands of individual commercially available chemical substances. To help in applying this information, the more common processes currently used for purification in chemical laboratories and new methods are discussed. For dealing with substances not separately listed, a chapter is included setting out the usual methods for purifying specific classes of compounds. These substances are commonly used in all laboratories that use chemicals. Laboratory workers, whether carrying out research or routine work will invariably need to consult this book. Apart from the procedures described, the large amount of physical data about the listed chemicals is essential for carrying out the work. Safety awareness and procedures are emphasized throughout the edition. This fully updated, revised and expanded new edition includes the purification of many new substances that have been available commercially since 2017 as well as previously available substances which have found new applications. This new edition has been split in two parts, accommodating easier handling of this massive work in print. Purification of Laboratory Chemicals: Part 1 Physical Techniques, Chemical Techniques, Organic Chemicals focusses on common physical techniques used in purification, chemical methods used in purification and purification of organic chemicals.

Key Features

  • Fully updated, revised, and expanded new edition covering the purification of many new substances and new applications
  • Now available split in two complementary parts, each part with its own unique focus
  • Features empirical formulae and formula weights for every entry
  • References all important applications of each substance
  • Includes updated CAS registry numbers
  • Covers the latest commercial chemical products, including pharmaceutical chemicals and safety/hazard materials
  • Provides expanded coverage of laboratory/work practices and purification methods


Chemical engineers, (bio)chemists and pharmaceutical chemists, engineers who process and purify commercial chemicals in industry. University and tertiary education institutions (undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research), medical research institutions and commercial research laboratories; laboratories that use chemical materials. Applicable courses or exams: The information can be used in courses to teach students how to handle, prepare, purify diverse chemical types as well as inform students about their physical properties and how to use chemicals safely

Table of Contents

  • PART 1: Physical Techniques
    1. Common Physical Techniques Used in Purification
    2. Chemical Methods Used in Purification
    3. Purification of Organic Chemicals

Product details

  • No. of pages: 652
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2022
  • Published: September 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909679

About the Author

W.L.F. Armarego

W.L.F. Armarego
Wilfred L. F. Armarego graduated BSc (Hons) in 1953 and PhD from the University of London in 1956 and came to Australia in that year. After two years at the Central Research Laboratories (ICIANZ) in Melbourne, where he worked on plant growth substances, and one year on potentially carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at the University of Melbourne as Senior Demonstrator in Organic Chemistry, he joined the Department of Medical Chemistry as a Research Fellow in 1960. He became a Fellow in 1963 and was awarded a DSc degree (London) in 1968. He was promoted to Senior Fellow in 1967 and began research work on the biochemistry and molecular biology of pteridine-requiring enzymes related to the inherited metabolic disease phenylketonuria and its variants. He was head of the Protein Biochemistry Group and Pteridine Biochemistry Laboratory until his retirement in 1996. He is now a visiting fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, and member of the editorial boards of ‘Medicinal Research Reviews’ and ‘Pteridines’ journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Molecular Bioscience, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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