The understanding of amine chemistry is of paramount importance to numerous chemical industries, as well as academic research. This book provides an authoritative account of the properties and applications of amines with respect to the characteristics of bonded substituents and the nature of their surrounding chemical and physical environments. The synthesis of alkyl, aryl and heterocyclic amines and inorganic amines with a review of their typical reactions is comprehensively treated, whilst practical synthetic and analytical methods for laboratory preparation and detection are provided. The importance of amine chemistry from the nineteenth century to the modern day, with a brief history of the development of ammonia synthesis, is included. This book is an invaluable reference for undergraduates, postgraduates and chemical researchers working in industry. Dr Stephen A. Lawrence is a professionally qualified chemist with twenty years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently Director of chemical consultancy firm Mimas Ltd.
'Stephen Lawrence has made a noble attempt to produce a thorough review of such a diverse field of organic chemistry ... The introductory, historical section is fascinating, written as it is from an industrial perspective.' Chemistry World 'Lawrence's resource book brings up-to-date information about amines to the practicing chemist. Advanced undergraduates through chemical researchers working in industry will benefit from the information in this book ... Highly recommended.' CHOICE 'This emphasis on the industrial uses of amines gives the book a unique perspective, and makes it a potentially valuable teaching resource.' Angewandte Chemie '... this is a useful book for scientists to gain a knowledge of the industrial uses of amines and related substances, and has interesting historical perspectives in some chapters.' Organic Process Research & Development Journal 'I would recommend this book as a library purchase. It is highly readable, and presents a wealth of information on the industrial chemistry and applications of amines and related nitrogen compounds, not easily found elsewhere.' Chemistry and Industry