Since its discovery in 1854, chlorosulfonic acid has demonstrated that it is a truly versatile reagent. It is widely used as a sulfonating and chlorosulfonating agent, particularly of organic compounds, and it provides useful synthetic intermediates for many branches of industry. This book provides a detailed, up to date account of the reactions of chlorosulfonic acid with aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds; reactions with elements and inorganic compounds are also discussed, along with the use of the reagent as a powerful acid catalyst and dehydrating agent. Finally, the commercial uses and manufacture of chlorosulfonic acid are reviewed. The detailed coverage in this book, coupled with the many references to recent work, will ensure that it is welcomed as a reference by synthetic chemists in, for example, the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, plastic and detergent industries. Researchers and their students in academia will also find it a valuable addition to their bookshelves.
This publication addresses the various advances in materials and process technologies required for superplastic forming to enter mass production environments such as the automotive industry, where fast cycle time is a key requirement. The proceedings focus on the forming of light alloys at more rapid rates and lower temperatures. Results of advanced R&D efforts from both industrial and university laboratories are presented. Scientists and engineers employed at automotive and aerospace manufacturing companies, as well as researchers based at universities, will find this volume particularly useful.
From 2004 TMS Annual Meeting which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 14-18, 2004