19. Applications and Occurrences of Heterocycles in Everyday Life

  1. John A. Joule1 and
  2. Keith Mills2

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118380208.ch19

Heterocyclic Chemistry at a Glance, Second Edition

Heterocyclic Chemistry at a Glance, Second Edition

How to Cite

Joule, J. A. and Mills, K. (2012) Applications and Occurrences of Heterocycles in Everyday Life, in Heterocyclic Chemistry at a Glance, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118380208.ch19

Author Information

  1. 1

    The School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Independent Consultant, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470971222

Online ISBN: 9781118380208

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Keywords:

  • heterocycles in life, applications and occurrences;
  • heterocycles, importance outside ‘pure’ chemistry;
  • ‘colorants’ to describe pigments and dyes;
  • polymer plastics and fibres, of aliphatic/carbocyclic;
  • picloram, selective systemic herbicide;
  • agricultural fungicides, triazoles, such as hexaconazole;
  • tetrazoles, highest proportion of nitrogen classified as an explosive;
  • heterocycles, significant components of foods;
  • heterocyclic chemistry of cooking;
  • applications for heterocycles in electronics, OLEDs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dyes and pigments

  • Polymers

  • Pesticides

  • Explosives

  • Food and drink

  • Heterocyclic chemistry of cooking

  • Natural and synthetic food colours

  • Flavours and fragrances (F&F)

  • Toxins

  • Electrical and electronic