Process Chemistry News
Chemical Process Technology
By J.A.Moulijn, M. Makkee and A.E. van Diepen
Wiley, 2013, 2nd edition (softback) ISBN 978-1-444-32025-1 (552 pp)
The first edition of this textbook appeared about 12 years earlier so this new edition, with 35% new material, is particularly welcome.
I was looking through SYNFACTS recently and noted the Petasis Borono-Mannich reaction (SYNFACTS, 2014, 10, (2), 134) which reviewed a paper from Org Lett, 2013, 15, 5944.
I came across an intriguing paper (T Sela and A Vigalok, Org Lett, 2014, 16, 1964) where the authors investigated a number of reactions ‘on water’ and compared them when conducted ‘on liquids’ to ascertain if there was a particular attribute that water brought to the chemistry.