Alkylation and isomerisation processes for production of high octane gasoline. Desulfurization processes: Claus process and biodesulfuration. Conversion of oil refining residues. Olefins industrial manufacture by ethylene oligomerization. Separation of C4 and C5 and use of conjugated diolefins: butadiene, isoprene, cyclopentadiene, chloroprene. Olefin metathesis. Methyl methacrylate manufacturing processes. Production of acetic acid, ethylacetate and acetic anhydride. Fischer-Tropsch processes. Acetylene manufacturing. Ethylene derived products: acetaldehyde, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycole. Propylene derived products: propylene oxide and propylene glycols. Adipic acid and caprolactam manufacturing processes. Production and conversion processes of aromatic compounds. Phenol, bisphenol A and polycarbonate. Detergents and manufacturing processes of alkylbenzensulfonates and novel detergents from renewable sources. Sustainable industrial chemistry: comparative assessment of alternative processes, process intensification. Phase transfer catalysis. Ionic liquids and supercritical fluids. During the laboratory a series of experiments concerning the preparation of intermediates and products of industrial interest will be individually carried out through one step or multi-step procedures. The products thus obtained will be characterized through 1H NMR, IR and/or GC techniques.
Bibliography - H. I. Arpe, Industrial Organic Chemistry, 5a Ed. VHC, Weinheim, 2010 - C. Giavarini, Guida allo Studio dei Processi di Raffinazione e Petrolchimici, Ed. Scien., Siderea, Roma, 1999. - slides projected in class - Didactic material concerning practical session in the laboratory will be provided.
Assessment methods: An oral exam will ascertain the knowledge of the course content. The student should also prepare a written report concerning laboratory work.
Attendance: strongly recommended for lectures and compulsory for laboratory.