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In organic chemistry, Alkenes, also known as olefins, are the unsaturated hydrocarbons with the general formula of CnH2n that contains one or more carbon-carbon double bonds in their chemical structures (RC=CR'). The presence of this double bond allows alkenes to react in ways that alkanes cannot. Hence, alkenes find many diverse applications in industry. These compounds are widely used as initial materials in the synthesis of alcohols, plastics, lacquers, detergents, and fuels. The current book includes all knowledge and novel data according to the structure of alkenes, their novel synthesis methods, and their applications. In addition, manufacture, properties, and the use of polyalkenes are the other important topics that are covered in this book. These data are collected by the efforts and contributions of many authors and scientists from all over the globe, and all of us are ready to further improve the contents of this book as per the readers' comments.

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AlkenesEdited by Reza Davarnejad

Published: February 7th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/65566

ISBN: 978-953-51-3767-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3766-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-3982-9

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Tandem-, Domino- and One-Pot Reactions Involving Wittig- and Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Olefination

By Fatima Merza, Ahmed Taha and Thies Thiemann


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2. Alkene and Olefin Functionalization by Organoaluminum Compounds, Catalyzed with Zirconocenes: Mechanisms and Prospects

By Lyudmila V. Parfenova, Pavel V. Kovyazin, Tatyana V. Tyumkina, Leonard M. Khalilov and Usein M. Dzhemilev


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3. Olefin Metathesis by Group VI (Mo, W) Metal Compounds

By Frédéric Lefebvre, Yassine Bouhoute, Kai C. Szeto, Nicolas Merle, Aimery de Mallmann, Régis Gauvin and Mostafa Taoufik


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4. Reactivity of a Simplest Conjugated Diolefin in Liquid-Phase Oxidation: Mechanisms and Products

By Nina I. Kuznetsova, Lidia I. Kuznetsova, Olga A. Yakovina and Bair S. Bal’zhinimaev


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5. Poly(olefin sulfone)s

By Takeo Sasaki, Khoa Van Le and Yumiko Naka


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6. Polyolefin Fibres for the Reinforcement of Concrete

By Marcos G. Alberti, Alejandro Enfedaque and Jaime C. Gálvez


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