Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards is an assembly of all reported risks such as explosion, fire, toxic or high-energy events that result from chemical reactions gone astray, with extensive referencing to the primary literature.
It is designed to improve safety in laboratories that perform chemical synthesis and general research, as well as chemical manufacturing plants. Entries are ordered by empirical formula and indexed under both name(s) and Chemical Abstracts Registry Numbers.
This two-volume compendium focuses on reactivity risks of chemicals, alone and in combination; toxicity hazards are only included for unexpected reactions giving volatile poisons
- Predict, avoid, and control reactivity danger with this latest edition of the leading guide
- Covers every chemical with documented information on reactive hazards; more than 5,000 entries on single elements or compounds, and 5,000 entries on the interactions between two or more compounds
- Includes five years of new reports, new references to the primary literature, and amplification to existing entries
- Links similar compounds or incidents that are not obviously related
Praise for previous editions:
"A book that every chemist should have on their shelf."
"An essential source of reference for all those about to embark upon unknown brews and concoctions of seemingly innocent chemicals"
-CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRY
"A book that should be in every laboratory, chemical plant, emergency response and fire control center, school and college..."
-CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS
"A very helpful and quick entry into the literature on the many unstable chemicals that have been synthesized and characterized during the 20th century."
"An outstanding text...thoroughly recommended."
-LOSS PREVENTION BULLETIN