Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules

Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules

Applications to Health and Environmental Issues

2nd Edition - November 14, 2018

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  • Author: Serban Moldoveanu
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444640017
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444640000

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Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules: Applications to Health and Environmental Issues, Second Edition offers a systematic presentation of pyrolysis results for the main classes of non-polymeric organic molecules. It covers a large body of data published on pyrolysis, as well as numerous original contributions to the pyrolysis of compounds not previously studied. This thoroughly revised edition contains new results reported in the literature since the first edition published, including the generation of traces of toxic compounds in various pyrolytic processes; the pyrolysis in the presence of catalysts and solid supports such as alumina, silica, and non-inert metals; and pyrolysis of specific mixtures of compound such as amino acids plus carbohydrates. This new information regarding the pyrolysis of these mixtures has greatly improved the utility of the book, making Pyrolysis of Organic Molecules an essential resource for chemists and chemical engineers involved in processes related to pyrolysis, as well as toxicologists and environmentalists.

Key Features

  • Presents new information on the pyrolysis of specific compounds
  • Includes data on the mechanisms and kinetics of pyrolytic processes
  • Provides data on the influence of catalysts and solid supports on pyrolytic processes


Chemists, and chemical engineers involved in processes related to pyrolysis as well as toxicologists, and environmentalists

Table of Contents

  • 1. General information about pyrolysis
    2. Pyrolysis of Hydrocarbons
    3. Pyrolysis of Halogenated Hydrocarbons
    4. Pyrolysis of Alcohols and Phenols
    5. Pyrolysis of Ethers
    6. Pyrolysis of Peroxy Compounds
    7. Pyrolysis of Thiols and Sulfides
    8. Pyrolysis of Amines and Imines
    9. Pyrolysis of other Nitrogen Containing Compounds
    10. Pyrolysis of Aldehydes and Ketones
    11. Pyrolysis of Carbohydrates
    12. Pyrolysis of Carboxylic Acids
    13. Pyrolysis of Amino Acids and Small Peptides
    14. Pyrolysis of Various Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
    15. Pyrolysis of Derivatives of Carbonic Acid with Nitrogenous Functionalities
    16. Pyrolysis of Aromatic Heterocyclic Compounds
    17. Pyrolysis of other Compounds with Heteroatoms
    18. Pyrolysis in the presence of catalysts
    19. Reagents used in pyrolysis
    20. Pyrolysis of mixtures of compounds

Product details

  • No. of pages: 816
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2018
  • Published: November 14, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444640017
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444640000

About the Author

Serban Moldoveanu

Serban Moldoveanu
Dr. Serban C. Moldoveanu is Senior Principal Scientist at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. 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 has also performed research on pyrolysis of a variety of polymers and small molecules. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, eleven books, and several chapter contributions. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Principal Scientist, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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