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Benzene and its Derivatives: New Uses and Impacts on Environment and Human Health
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Editors: Giovanna Tranfo (INAIL Research, Department of Occupational Medicine, Rome, Italy)
Book Description:
Benzene, one of the main building blocks of the petrochemical industry today, is used mainly as an intermediate to make other chemicals. Smaller amounts of benzene are used to make some types of rubbers, lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, explosives, napalm and pesticides. Due to the concerns and increasing restrictive legislation, our knowledge on benzene must stick to a changing scenario: the uses and industrial processes are changing, environmental and occupational exposure limits are decreasing and the scientific community is currently engaged in deeper understanding of the toxicity mechanism that impact on human health and in studying technologies to reduce its impact as a water and air pollutant. This book presents new uses of benzene and its derivatives. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xii

1. Benzene as a precursor for conducting polymers
(Johannis Simitzis, Spyridon Soulis, Despina Triantou,
National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Department III "Materials Science and Engineering", Laboratory Unit “Composite and Advanced Materials" Athens, Greece)
pp. 1-21

2. Pharmacologically active of benzene derivatives of synthesis, complexation with biometals and biological evaluation sterically hindered 1,2-dihydroxybenzene and o-aminophenol derivatives
(N.V. Loginova, G.I. Polozov, T.V. Koval’chuk, et al.,
Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus and others) pp. 23-68

3. Benzene conversion to phenol in membrane reactors
(Raffaele Molinari, Teresa Poerio, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci, Rende Italy) pp. 69-96

4. Anaerobic Benzene degradation by microorganisms
(Arturo Aburto Medina, University of California Irvine) pp. 97-115

5. Behaviour of liquid mixture benzene and hexane
(A. Randová, L. Bartovská, Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Technická, Czech Republic)
pp. 117-140

6. Biological treatment of benzene vapors in biofilters
(Ashraf Aly Hassan and George A. Sorial) pp. 141-154

7. Performance of biological waste-gas treatment systems for benzene removal from polluted air and other VOC
(M. Estefanía López, María Montes, Haris Nalakath Abubackar, et al.,
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences, University of La Coruña (UDC), Spain and others) pp. 155-189

8. Presence of benzene in gasoline reformulated Water pollution
(Mónica B. Gramajo and Carlos M. Bonatti, Laboratorio de Fisicoquímica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Tecnología - Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina) pp. 191-197

9. Benzene and cytochrome
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand)
pp. 199-204

10. Simulation of Cytochrome P450 Catalyzed Aromatic Oxidation, Toxicity, and Carcinogenic Potency of Benzene Derivatives
(Pavel N. D’yachkov and Nina V. Kharchevnikova, Quantum Chemistry Laboratory, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia and others) pp. 205-243

11. Refining exposure and health risk assessment of benzene
(Spyros P. Karakitsios, A. Dimosthenis, Sarigiannis, Alberto Gotti,
Aristotele University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Environment, Thesssaloniki, Greece and others) pp. 245-295

12. Biological monitoring to assess low levels exposure to benzene, in workers and in the general population
(Enrico Paci, Giovanna Tranfo, INAIL Research, Department of Occupational Medicine, Monteporzio Catone, Rome, Italy) pp. 297-305

Index pp. 307-321

   Series:
      Materials Science and Technologies
      Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- November
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C) 321pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-026-6
   Status: AV
  
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