Ozonation of Organic and Polymer Compounds

Ozonation of Organic and Polymer Compounds

Author: Gennady Zaikov and Slavcho Rakovsky
ISBN 978-1-84735-143-2 

Pages: 412

The study of the kinetics and mechanism of ozone reactions is an important field in modern science closely related to the solution of the problem of 'ozone holes', the development of physical-, organic-, inorganic-, polymer- and bio-chemistry with ozone participation, chemical kinetics, theory and utilisation of the reactivity of chemical compounds towards ozone, development of new highly efficient technologies for chemical industry, electronics, fine organic synthesis, solution of ecological and medical problems by employing ozone, degradation and stabilisation of organic, polymer, elastomer and biological materials, etc., against its harmful action.

The intentional application of ozone promotes invention and development of novel and improvement of well-known methods for its generation and analysis, means and methods for its more effective application. A number of laboratory and industrial methods for its synthesis have been proposed and are discussed in this book.

The first technical title of its kind will be of specific interest to Chemists, Chemical Engineers, R&D Managers and all those involved with this in industry.

1. Kinetics and Mechanism of Ozone Reactions with Organic and Polymeric Compounds in the Liquid Phase

2. Ozonolysis of Oxygen-Containing Organic Compounds

3. Ozonolysis of Alkenes in Liquid Phase

4. Degradation and Stabilisation of Rubber

5. Quantum Chemical Calculations of Ozonolysis of Organic Compounds

Gennady Zaikov has written about 2500 original articles, 230 monographs (30 in Russian and 200 in English), and 270 chapters in 60 volumes. It is apparent from this work that he has made valuable contributions to the theory and practice of polymers-aging and development of new stabilizers for polymers, an organization of their industrial production, lifetime predictions for use and storage, and the mechanisms of oxidation, ozonolysis, hydrolysis, biodegradation, and decreasing of polymer flammability. New methods of polymer modification using the processes of degradation were introduced into practice by Zaikov. These methods allow the production of new polymeric materials with improved properties. Most recently, he has been very active in the field of semiconductors and electroconductive polymers, polymer blends, and polymer composites including nanocomposites.

G.E. Zaikov is a member of many editorial boards of journals published in Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, the U.S.A., and England.