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Resorcinol : Its Uses and Derivatives - Hans Dressler

Resorcinol

Its Uses and Derivatives

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1994
ISBN: 9780306448508
Number Of Pages: 500

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The chemistry, manufacture, and uses of the specialty chemical resorcinol (1,3-dihy- droxybenzene) have a rich history, variety, and current interest. This book is intended to be the first detailed review of this product. The numerous references and the Index given in the book are intended to help users of resorcinol and resorcinol derivatives in their work, perhaps even to help in the development of new ideas. The chemical industry in the United States, as well as in many other parts of the world, is being challenged on many fronts, old and new, due to global competitive, environmental, governmental, political, and technological trends that seem more variable than ever before. The case of resorcinol mirrors this array of challenges and demonstrates the broad range of successes and some of the problems of the industry. It is shown how a sprout of a chemical grew over time into a sizable, still growing item of co erce. In the description of this development it becomes apparent how many different talents and trades it takes to develop, manufacture, and market a product. Also given are indications of how academic research and applied research/devel- opment quite often, intentionally or not, influence each other and can spur the creative process to the benefit of both. Areas are outlined where the current, often intense, work employing resorcinol is aimed. Thus, the old chemical is shown to be involved in an intriguing tomorrow.

Introduction
The Properties and Chemistry of Resorcinol
Processes for Making Resorcinol
The Use of Resorcinol in Rubber Compositions
Resorcinol/Formaldehyde Resins - Adhesives for Wood and Other Nonrubber Applications
m-Aminophenol
Agricultural Chemicals, Including Veterinary Products
Pharmaceuticals, Over-the-Counter Medications, and Diagnostic Aids
The Uses of Resorcinol/Derivatives in Polymers
Dyes, Fluorescent Chemicals, Optical Bleaches, Laser Dyes, and Imaging/Recording Technologies
Additives of Many Types
Other Uses for Resorcinol
Selected Business Aspects
Occurrence in Nature - A Domain of Academic Researchers
Other Examples of Mostly Academic Work with Resorcinol
Postscript
Index
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ISBN: 9780306448508
ISBN-10: 0306448505
Series: Topics in Applied Chemistry
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 30th November 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 22

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