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Biocatalysis and Nanotechnology

Peter Grunwald
October 13, 2017

Nanobiocatalysis has rapidly developed into a subarea of enzyme biotechnology. It combines the advances in nanotechnology that have generated nanoscale materials of different sizes, shapes, and physicochemical properties, and the excellent characteristics of biocatalysts into an innovative...

Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization: Fundamentals to Applications

Samir Chikkali, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Bas de Bruin, Michael Shaver
August 15, 2017

The proposed book focusses on metal mediated/catalyzed “controlled/living radical polymerization” (CRP/LRP) methods. It surveys a wide variety of catalyzed polymerization reactions, making it essentially a “one stop” review in the field. A significant contribution to polymer science is “metathesis...

Hydrogenation with Low-Cost Transition Metals

Jacinto Sa, Anna Srebowata
July 26, 2017

Hydrogenation with Low-Cost Transition Metals describes recent developments in the preparation of catalysts and their catalytic abilities in chemoselective hydrogenation for the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds. Emphasizing the use of low-cost metals (Cu, Ni, Fe, and Ag)...

Supercritical Fluids Technology in Lipase Catalyzed Processes

Sulaiman Al-Zuhair, Hanifa Taher
July 26, 2017

Enzymes are currently used in various industries, most commonly in food, detergents, and pharmaceuticals production. Lipases are hydrolytic enzymes that demonstrate great potential as an alternative to conventional catalysts in a number of industrial applications. A complete understanding of...

Advances in Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions: Catalytic and Green Processes

Giovanni Sartori, Raimondo Maggi
June 14, 2017

Used in the production of a wide number of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the Friedel-Crafts acylation reaction represents a synthetic process of great interest to organic chemists of academia and industry. Nearly 40 years since the last major treatise on the topic and reflecting the growing...

Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations

Mario L. Occelli
June 07, 2017

Refiners’ efforts to conform to increasingly stringent laws and a preference for fuels derived from renewable sources have mandated changes in fluid cracking catalyst technology. Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations explores recent advances...

Applications of EPR and NMR Spectroscopy in Homogeneous Catalysis

Evgenii Talsi, Konstantin Bryliakov
March 28, 2017

This book reviews advances in important and practically relevant homogeneous catalytic transformations, such as single-site olefin polymerizations and chemo- and stereo-selective oxidations. Close attention is paid to the experimental investigation of the active sites of catalytic oxidation systems...

Enantioselection in Asymmetric Catalysis

Ilya D. Gridnev, Pavel A. Dub
November 07, 2016

The field of asymmetric catalysis is currently one of the hottest areas in chemistry. This unique book focuses on the mechanism of enantioselectivity in asymmetric catalysis, rather than asymmetric catalysis from the synthetic view. It describes reliable, experimentally and computationally...

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Catalysts, and Catalysis: Advances and Applications

Burtron H. Davis, Mario L. Occelli
February 25, 2016

With petroleum prices spiraling upward, making synthetic fuels—or "synfuels"—from coal, natural gas, and biomass has become more economically competitive. Advanced energy companies now focus exclusively on alternative fuels, and many oil companies have programs dedicated to developing synthetic...

Gold Catalysis: Preparation, Characterization, and Applications

Laura Prati, Alberto Villa
December 22, 2015

Since the first report on alcohol oxidation in 1998, many studies have highlighted some peculiarity of gold with respect to other metals. Some analogies have been found between gas and liquid phases, but the big challenge to operate in a condensed phase lies in the role of the solvent in tuning the...

Catalysis for Sustainability: Goals, Challenges, and Impacts

Thomas P. Umile, Ph.D
August 05, 2015

Catalysis for Sustainability: Goals, Challenges, and Impacts explores the intersection between catalytic science and sustainable technologies as a means to addressing current economic, social, and environmental problems. These problems include harnessing alternative energy sources, pollution...

Solid Acid Catalysis: From Fundamentals to Applications

Hideshi Hattori, Yoshi Ono
April 01, 2015

Solids that possess acidic properties on their surfaces function as catalysts just like liquid acids, such as sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid. By using solid acid catalysts, chemical processes become more productive and more environmentally friendly. In fact, solid acids are being used in many...