INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course deals with the conversion of the basic processes of organic chemistry into industrial processes. A short review of traditional processes is given, followed by the introduction of the technologies utilized in industrial chemistry to improve reaction rate, conversion, yield, selectivity, purity, separability, etc.
Course contents summary
Catalytic processes for C-C, C-O and C-N bond formation. Alkylation of aromatic hydrocarbons by olefins; oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons; ammoxidation of propylene to acrylonitrile; oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes; epoxidation of olefins; phenol from cumene; caprolactam from cyclohexanone; Heck-type syntheses; adiponitrile from acrylonitrile; Wacker process; cyclohexanonoxime and Beckman transposition.
K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, Industrial Organic Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 4th edition, 2003.
P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen, Homogeneous Catalysis, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.