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Vanadium Catalysis Editors: Manas Sutradhar, Armando J L Pombeiro, José Armando L da Silva


About this book

Vanadium is one of the more abundant elements in the Earth’s crust and exhibits a wide range of oxidation states in its compounds making it potentially a more sustainable and more economical choice as a catalyst than the noble metals. A wide variety of reactions have been found to be catalysed by homogeneous, supported and heterogeneous vanadium complexes and the number of applications is growing fast.

Bringing together the research on the catalytic uses of this element into one essential resource, including theoretical perspectives on proposed mechanisms for vanadium catalysis and an overview of its relevance in biological processes, this book is a useful reference for industrial and academic chemists alike.

From the book series:
Catalysis Series

Book content

  • Introduction
  • Amavadin and related complexes as oxidation catalysts (alkane carboxylation, electrocatalytic oxidation of thiols, oxidation of water)
  • Activating peroxides by vanadium(V) compounds
  • The vanadate/pyrazinecarboxylic acid/hydrogen peroxide reagent and similar systems for efficient oxidations with peroxides
  • Peroxido-vanadium complexes as sustainable catalysts in oxidations, halogenations and other organic transformations
  • Vanadium-scorpionate catalyzed oxidations
  • Vanadium-carbohydrazones catalyzed oxidations
  • Polyoxidovanadate catalysts in nonaqeuous solution
  • Polyoxidometalates and soft-oxidometalates in catalysis
  • Use of vanadium catalysts in epoxidation and sulfoxidation reactions with 
  • Green Chemistry criteria
  • Vanadium-based catalysts: heterogeneous molecular complexes, supramolecular compounds, and their applications
  • Carbon-supported vanadium catalysis
  • Structure, characterization and applications of VOx supported materials
  • Vanadium oxides in photocatalysis, including bare oxides and VOx based organic-inorganic nanocomposites
  • Theoretical mechanistic analysis on vanadium oxidation catalysis
  • Vanadium catalyzed olefin oligomerization, polymerization and copolymerization
  • Vanadium catalyzed olefin metathesis and related chemistry
  • Vanadium catalyzed enantioselective C-C bond forming reactions
  • Vanadium-induced oxidative and reductive coupling
  • Vanadium-catalyzed transformations of selected functional groups
  • Catalysis exerted by cells on polyoxidometalate anions
  • Dioxygen activation by biomimetic vanadium complexes
  • Vanadium in catalytically proceeding natural processes
  • Vanadium chloroperoxidases as versatile biocatalysts
  • Vanadium catalysis relevant to nitrogenase

The print version of this book is planned for release on 11 November 2020. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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Publication details

Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-857-9
ePub eISBN
978-1-83916-089-9

Author information

Manas Sutradhar is currently a researcher at the Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa). Metal complexes with aroylhydrazones, oxidation catalysis, magnetic properties and biological activity study are the main fields of his work. The major contribution of his research work is in the areas of chemistry of oxidovanadium(IV/V) and non-oxido vanadium(IV) complexes in oxidation catalysis.

José Armando L. da Silva is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa). His research addresses on Bioinorganic Chemistry, mainly on biological roles of vanadium, homogeneous catalysis with models of metallobiomolecules and Prebiotic Chemistry.

Armando J. L. Pombeiro is Full Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa), Honorary Professor at Saint Petersburg State University, founder President of the College of Chemistry of ULisboa and immediate past President of Centro de Química Estrutural, Coordinator of its Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis group, and Director of the Catalysis and Sustainability (CATSUS) PhD program. He is Full Member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and co-founder and former President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society. His research addresses activation of small molecules with industrial, environmental or biological significance, including metal-mediated synthesis and catalysis (e.g., functionalization of alkanes), self-assembly of polynuclear and supramolecular structures, non-covalent interactions in synthesis, crystal engineering of coordination compounds, molecular electrochemistry and theoretical studies.