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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...

Hydrogenation with Low-Cost Transition Metals

Jacinto Sa, Anna Srebowata
December 10, 2015

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
December 01, 2015

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...

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...

Green Chemical Engineering: An Introduction to Catalysis, Kinetics, and Chemical Processes

S. Suresh, S. Sundaramoorthy
December 18, 2014

While chemical products are useful in their own right—they address the demands and needs of the masses—they also drain our natural resources and generate unwanted pollution. Green Chemical Engineering: An Introduction to Catalysis, Kinetics, and Chemical Processes encourages minimized use of...

Industrial Biocatalysis

Peter Grunwald
December 11, 2014

Biocatalysis has become an essential tool in the chemical industry and is the core of industrial biotechnology, also known as white biotechnology, making use of biocatalysts in terms of enzymes or whole cells in chemical processes as an alternative to chemical catalysts. This shift can be seen in...

Environmentally Sustainable Catalytic Asymmetric Oxidations

Konstantin Bryliakov
September 17, 2014

Catalysis plays a vital role in chemical, petroleum, agriculture, polymer, electronics, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Over 90 percent of chemicals originate from catalytic processes. Toughening economic and environmental constraints have proven to be a challenge for meeting the demand of...

Fuel Production with Heterogeneous Catalysis

Jacinto Sa
September 16, 2014

Fuel Production with Heterogeneous Catalysis presents the groundbreaking discoveries, recent developments, and future perspectives of one of the most important areas of renewable energy research—the heterogeneous catalytic production of fuels. Comprised of chapters authored by leading experts in...

Industrial Catalysis and Separations: Innovations for Process Intensification

K. V. Raghavan, B. M. Reddy
July 01, 2014

With contributions from experts from both the industry and academia, this book presents the latest developments in the identified areas. In addition, a thorough and updated coverage of the traditional aspects of heterogeneous catalysis such as preparation, characterization and use in...

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