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Industrial Aromatic Chemistry: Raw Materials · Processes · Products
Aromatic organic hydrocarbons and heterocycles represent a bulk of about one third of all industrially produced organic basic materials. Aromatic compounds such as benzene, phenol, naphthalene,Expand
The future of aromatic chemistry
The rise of industrial organic chemistry in the mid-19th century was initiated by pioneering innovations in the field of aromatic chemistry. It has since undergone continuous further development.Expand
THE CHALLENGE IN COAL TAR CHEMICALS
Production and uses of toluene derivatives
Basically there are three classes of reactions of toluene, namely electrophilic substitution, side-chain reactions and cleavage of the methyl-phenyl bond. From an industrial point of view the mostExpand
Production and uses of xylene derivatives
Whereas benzene and toluene serve as the raw materials for a wide range of products, applications for the three xylene isomers, o-, m- and p-xylene, are basically limited to chemicals arising throughExpand
Production and uses of benzene derivatives
Benzene is not only the most important aromatic raw material in terms of quantity, but it is also the most versatile from the viewpoint of its uses.
Anthracene — production and uses
Anthracene was first discovered in coal tar by Jean B.A. Dumas and Auguste Laurent in 1832. The importance of anthracene for industrial aromatic chemistry began with the synthesis of the dyestuffExpand
Production of benzene, toluene and xylenes
Since the BTX-aromatics benzene, toluene and xylene are co-generated, alongside other aromatics and non-aromatics during coal conversion and petroleum refining, their concurrent recovery is describedExpand
Base materials for aromatic chemicals
The chemical industry meets its demand for carbon-containing feedstocks for the production of organic compounds from fossil raw materials — coal, oil and natural gas — as well as from renewable rawExpand
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