Loading... Please wait...
  • Image 1

Hover over main image to zoom

Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition


1.97 LBS
Usually ships the next business day.

Product Description


by Donald L. Burdick and William L. Leffler

Authors Don Burdick and Bill Leffler have completely rewritten this time-honored bestseller, now the definitive book for understanding the mysteries of the petrochemical industry. With chapters on all the base chemicals and derivatives, plus seven new ones covering the Fischer-Tropsch process, polyurethane, epoxy resins and more, this is broadest available look inside the industry. Still offering readers easy-to-understand diagrams, charts and tables, plus digestible chapter reviews -- this classic delivers the information that every person in the industry needs.


  • What you need to know about organic chemistry
  • Processes and equipment
  • Benzene
  • Toluene and xylene
  • Olefin plants, ethylene, and propylene
  • Cyclohexane
  • The C4 hydrocarbon family
  • Cumene and phenol
  • Ethylbenzene and styrene
  • Ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride and epichlorohydrin
  • Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol
  • Propylene oxide and propylene glycol
  • Ethanolamines and polyols
  • Methanol and synthesis gas
  • Fischer-Tropsche process
  • Lots of other alcohols
  • MTBE
  • Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde
  • Ketones
  • Acids
  • Maleic
  • Acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, and acrylates
  • Aniline and phosgene
  • Bisphenol A
  • Alpha olefins
  • Making polymers
  • Thermoplastics
  • MDI and TDI
  • Polyurethane
  • Epoxy resins and polycarbonates
  • Fibers and other resins

401 Pages/Hardcover/March 2010
ISBN10 1-59370-216-7

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Write Review