- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 5 edition (April 3, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750675713
- ISBN-13: 978-0750675710
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.4 x 11.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This monograph remains the bible for practising chemists wishing to know how to dry solvents or purify commercially available laboratory chemicals...The authors have made good use of computerised databases for up to date information and have placed a noticeable emphasis on safety. It is of manageable size and, like its forebears, will be the most commonly used reference book in any chemical or biochemical laboratory. - Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), October 1997
Purification of Laboratory Chemicals is vital for minimizing potentially dangerous reactions, as well as maximizing the integrity of chemicals used to process a product that must adhere to rigorous scientific standards.
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Just remember, you find back an old chemical bottle in the storage room...
So many hours chemists can lose when searching for purification/drying procedure(s).
This book directly gives you this information for thousand of chemicals!
What this book does not have much of are details regarding techniques. Pages 1-79 cover physical and chemical purification methods. This may at first seem thorough, until you realize there are dozens of techniques and these pages include many charts and tables. So, many techniques receive a paragraph or two of treatment and not much more; this same level of detail is usually gleaned from a textbook. There is not a single picture or diagram to amplify techniques. If you are very experienced in purification, the table and charts may be of help; then again, you probably don't need this book. If you're a novice at purification, such as me, the book is of little value to gain basic purification skills.
As with most text books, the general concept behind a purification technique is identified. Simple things, such as preparation of a sample for loading into a column, are not covered. It's assumed you know what you're doing, and that no problems arise when doing basic steps. So, you cannot pick up this book and learn how coax compounds into crystallizing when they will not readily do so.
In sum, a decent book for experienced chemists; of little utility for the novice.
Excellent for the research organic chemistry graduate student or the pharmaceutical industrial research chemist who likes to start with the purest materials, so as to leave only the investigative variables open to question.
However, in industry, although FedEx-ing new and pure reagents (and disposal of the old questionable ones!) is the easiest and encouraged method for research, it is often found that purification is totally appropriate--in these instances, Purification of Laboratory Chemicals (D.D. Perrin & W.L.F. Armarego) is highly recommended.