Review: Gaile, A. A., Somov, V. E., and Varshavskii, O. M., Aromaticheskie uglevodorody: Vydelenie, primenenie, rynok: Spravochnik (Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Isolation, Use, and Market: Reference Book)

Review: Gaile, A. A., Somov, V. E., and Varshavskii, O. M., Aromaticheskie uglevodorody:... Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 74, No. 4, 2001, p. 714. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 74, No. 4, 2001, p. 692. Original Russian Text Copyright C 2001 by Tselinskii. ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ BOOK REVIEWS ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ Gaile, A.A., Somov, V.E., and Varshavskii, O.M., Aromaticheskie uglevodorody: Vydelenie, primenenie, rynok: Spravochnik (Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Isolation, Use, and Market: Reference Book), St. Petersburg: Khimizdat, 2000, 544 pp. The reference-monographic edition systematizes teristics of various processes for manufacture of ar- the advances in chemistry and technology of aromatic omatic compounds are compared. hydrocarbons with account of numerous publications The sixth chapter is concerned with the fields of of, mainly, the last decade. The bibliography of application of petroleum aromatic solvents and ar- the book, given separately for each chapter, includes omatic concentrates-promising products that can be about 1900 references. isolated in extraction manufacture of ecologically safe motor fuels, an alternative to hydrocracking, which The first chapter [Isolation and Separation of requires gross investment and involves high energy Arenes] briefly considers, with due regard to the ex- consumption. istence of specialized literature, the sources of arenes. The main attention is given to extractive isolation of The seventh chapter presents data on the scale of aromatic hydrocarbons from catalysts for reforming of manufacture, consumption structure, and prices of benzine fractions and pyrocondensates, straight-run aromatic hydrocarbons and their most important de- medium-distillate petroleum fractions with simulta- rivatives. neous production of ecologically safe jet-engine and The use of the reference book is facilitated by the diesel fuels. Also considered are methods for isolation provided subject index. and purification of arenes obtained in coal carboniza- tion from [crude benzene] and coal tar and techniques For this reference-monographic edition to be com- for separation of C 3C arenes. Also, this chapter prehensive, it would be advisable to supplement the 8 10 reflects the results obtained by the authors of the book book with sections concerning the arene formation in studies performed at the St. Petersburg State Tech- processes (catalytic reforming and pyrolysis of oil nological Institute in cooperation with PO Kirish- fractions, coal carbonization), composition of arenes nefteorgsintez. present in oils, and mechanisms of the reactions con- sidered. However, the authors did not aim to cover all Chapters 234 consider various ways to use benzene arene-related issues in an encyclopedic manner, re- and its homologues, naphthalene, and polycycloarenes. stricting themselves to provision of references on Of particular interest are some new promising fields some of these topics. of application of arenes and, in particular, production The book is well published, contains an ample of phenol by means of vapor-phase oxidation of ben- body of concrete data on industrial processes and zene by nitrogen(I) oxide in the presence of zeolites advanced investigations in the field of isolation and modified with iron oxide. use of aromatic hydrocarbons. It seems to be a valu- The fifth chapter presents technological schemes of able manual both for specialists in petroleum refining industrial processes for production of aromatic hy- and petrochemistry and in organic synthesis and for drocarbons and their most important derivatives- teachers, postgraduate students, and students of chem- styrene, cumene, phenol, cyclohexane, linear alkyl- ical-technological and oil higher school institutions. benzenes, bisphenol A, aniline, caprolactam, phthalic anhydride, terephthalic acid, etc. Performance charac- I. V. Tselinskii 1070-4272/01/7404-0714 $25.00 C 2001 MAIK [Nauka/Interperiodica] Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

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