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Expert in Process Chemistry - Fragrances - Fluorine Chemistry

Expert ID: 108505 New Hampshire, USA

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A significant portion of Expert's career has been spent in the organofluorine industry. He has been active in the manufacture of fluorinated organic chemicals since 1958, and is very familiar with fluorine and hydrofluoric acid technology. He has extensive experience in the manufacture of fluorinated anesthetics, chlorofluorocarbons, trifluorochloroethylene, polytrifluorochloroethylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, high-density fluids, nonflammable rust retardants, polymerization of fluorinated monomers to make fluorocarbon polymers, as well in the manufacture of nonflammable lubricants and other fluorinated and halogenated compounds.

As Technical Director of International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. in New Jersey for 12 years, Expert was responsible for all technical aspects of aroma chemical manufacture, including selection and specification of raw materials, development and improvement of process chemistry and engineering, analytical services, and quality control. He is experienced in all phases of chemical manufacture, including batch and continuous vacuum fractional distillation, hydrogenation, extraction, batch processes, batch reactors, chemical reactor application, chemical batch scale-up, fine chemicals, fragrance process chemistry, process engineering, process optimization, and process technology.

Expert has consulted on process development and optimization for fluorocarbon manufacture.He has consulted on process comparison and evaluation for chemical manufacture. Expert performed a company evaluation and feasibility study for a venture capital group.He has worked on the development of analytical tests for toxic materials.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Manchester, New Hampshire - Nashua, New Hampshire - Lawrence, Massachusetts - Haverhill, Massachusetts - Portland, Maine

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: M.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Stevens Institute of Technology
Year: 1955 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Brooklyn College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Chemist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1988 Employer: International Flavors and Fragrances, inc. Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert worked in chemical and manufacturing process control.
Years: 1971 to 1977 Employer: Givaudan Corporation Title: Senior Chemist Department: Development and Production Responsibilities: He was responsible for the operation of the Development Department.
Years: 1966 to 1971 Employer: Tenneco Chemical Corporation Title: R&D Chemist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1958 to 1966 Employer: Halocarbon Products Corporation, Inc. Title: R&D Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Expert did R&D and process scale-up for aliphatic fluorine chemicals.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1992 to 1993 Country / Region: India Summary: Expert served as a volunteer expert in the United Nations "Unistar program" working with an Indian company for process improvement in manufacturing fragrance chemicals.
Years: 1999 to 2000 Country / Region: India Summary: He worked with an Indian company to improve process, distillation, and heat transfer operations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert was a member of the Association of Consulting Chemists & Chemical Engineers, and was President for several years.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert wrote an article on computer controls for an organization supplying information to industry executives.

Gave a presentation at the 2003 ACS meeting on internet usage with chemical consulting.

Fields of Expertise

organofluorine chemistry, fluorine, fluorine chemistry, hydrofluoric acid, chlorofluorocarbon, chlorotrifluoroethylene, fluorocarbon, fluorocarbon polymer, halogen compound, polychlorotrifluoroethylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, aroma, fine chemical, fragrance process chemistry, venture capital, lubricant manufacturing, organic compound manufacturing, fine chemical intermediate, fragrance, dichlorodifluoromethane, fluorinated anesthetic, chemical production, chemical process safety analysis, product cost reduction, process-engineering extraction, process-engineering distillation, manufacturing technology management, activated-carbon system, waste treatment, petroleum hydrogenation, crystallization, chemical reactor application, chemical reaction, chemical reactor design, fluorocarbon polymer film, chemical extraction, extraction, tetrafluoroethylene polymer, international manufacturing, batch process, azeotropic mixture, product optimization, hydrogenation, fluorotrichloromethane, 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane, process technology, analysis technique, anesthetic drug, terpene, fluoropolymer polymerization, vacuum distillation, tetrafluoroethylene, project management, process chemistry, process optimization, pharmaceutical reactor, organic synthesis, odor chemistry, natural organic compound, hydrogen chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, halogen, halogenated hydrocarbon, gas chromatography, fluorocarbon resin, chemical analysis extraction, analytical chemistry distillation, continuous reactor, continuous distillation, chlorine, chemical reactor scale-up, chemical reactor, chemical process control, chemical engineering, centrifugation, catalytic reactor, catalysis, bromine, batch reactor, batch distillation, applied organic chemistry, aldehyde, 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane environmental effect

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