Process Chemistry News
D.Reay, C Ramshaw and A.Harvey, IChemE, 2013, 591 + xiii pages, £95.00 ISBN 978-0-08-098304-2
This is definitely a book for process engineers rather than process chemists. It covers topics such as compact and micro-heat exchangers, reactors, separation processes and intensified mixing, after introductory chapters plot the history of process intensification followed by a brief overview of the topic.
Ever since having to use a simple Claisen rearrangement during my PhD studies I have been interested and intrigued by this and similar sigmatropic rearrangements, so papers containing this type of chemistry always catch my attention.
During recent years I have noted a number of publications about frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) and their ability to activate hydrogen to enable metal-free reduction of imines for instance.