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Handbook of environmental data on organic chemicals
Verschueren, Karel, 1944-
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2001]

Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Format :


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TD196.O73 V47 2001 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference
TD196.O73 V47 2001 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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An essential tool for professionals working with dangerous environmental chemicals

A trusted reference for over two decades, the Handbook of Environmental Data on Organic Chemicals provides reliable, comprehensive, cutting-edge information on organic compounds and their impact on the environment. Featuring HTML format (Web browser included!), this electronic edition offers fast and easy access to the full contents of the newly revised and expanded Fourth Edition, including:
* Essential environmental data for more than 3,000 organic chemicals
* 250 completely new and 600 substantially updated entries since the previous edition
* Chemical and physical properties, air, water, and soil pollution factors, and biological effects for each compound
* Commonly accepted names of chemicals, synonyms, molecular and structural formulas, and CAS numbers
* Definitions, abbreviations, over 10,000 references, plus molecular formulas and CAS cross-indexes
* Customized full-query functions allow for searches based on specific criteria such as CAS numbers, pollution and biological factors, and more

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Choice Review

This handbook is an excellent source of information on the behavior of organic chemicals in the environment. This new edition (3rd ed., CH, Feb'99, CD-ROM version; 3rd ed., CH, Jan'97, print version) contains information on some 2,500 compounds, listed in alphabetical order. Compounds are well cross-referenced to alternate names, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers, and formulas. Structural formulas and trivial and trade names are given at each entry. Uses and sources (natural and synthetic) are also listed. Entries include information (as available for each compound) on chemical and physical properties; data relating to air, water, and soil pollution factors; and biological effects. The focus is on environmentally relevant data including vapor pressure; solubility; octanol/water distribution coefficients; odor; atmospheric, oxidation, and biodegradation reactions; soil sorption; and toxicology. Biological effects are listed for many organisms from bacteria to plants to mammals. Toxicity is classified by organism as well as by type of test. A well-organized 75-page introductory section describes the properties and how they are measured, including details on the many toxicology tests and organisms employed. Entries are concise, as befits a handbook. Readers are directed to 10,549 references reaching into the mid-1990s for details. Graduate students through professionals. S. A. Green Michigan Technological University

Table of Contents

I Arrangement Of Categories
A Properties
B Air Pollution Factors
C Water and Soil Pollution Factors
D Biological Effects
II Arrangement Of Chemicals
III Order Of Elements
A Properties
B Air Pollution Factors
C Water and Soil Pollution Factors
D Biological Effects
IV Explanatory Elements
A Properties
1 Boiling Points
2 Vapor Pressure
3 Vapor Density
4 Water Solubility
5 Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient
6 Henry's Constant (H)
B Air Pollution Factors
1 Conversion between Volume and Mass Units of Concentration
2 Odor
3 Hazard Potentials of Atmospheric Pollutants
4 Natural Sources
5 Manmade Sources
6 Control Methods
C Water Pollution Factors
1 Biodegradation
2 Oxidation Parameters
3 Impact on Biodegradation Process
4 Waste Water Treatment
5 Alteration and Degradation Processes
D Biological Effects
1 Arrangement of Data
2 Classification List
3 Organisms Used in Experimental Work with Polluting Substances or in Environmental Surveys
4 Discussion of Biological Effects Tests
Environmental Data
Molecular Index
Cas Cross-Index