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Reaction Mechanisms in Catalysis: Faraday Discussion


About this book

Heterogeneous catalysis is a core area of contemporary physical chemistry posing major fundamental and conceptual challenges. Catalysis lies at the heart of the chemical industry - an immensely successful and important part of the overall UK economy, and catalysis plays a crucial part in the production of 80% of all manufactured goods. Catalysis is a major theme in the chemical sciences and engineering that underlies much of the key research and teaching in these subjects.

The reaction mechanisms of many commercial processes although successfully operated, are still a matter of debate and controversy, e.g. methanol synthesis and the Fischer–Tropsch process. Modern theoretical methods are now playing a central role in understanding reaction mechanisms and are starting to enable catalyst design. 

This volume brings together internationally leading researchers in this field to explore and exchange ideas concerning the key aspects of reaction mechanism studies and how this can drive the rational design of catalysts. In this volume, the topics covered include:

Theory and reaction mechanisms
Challenges of using advanced characterisation methods for in situ reaction mechanism studies
Opportunities for understanding reaction mechanisms under flow conditions
Dynamic catalytic systems on the border of heterogeneous/homogeneous catalysis

From the book series:
Faraday Discussions

Book content

  • Theory and reaction mechanisms
  • Challenges of using advanced characterisation methods for in situ reaction mechanism studies
  • Opportunities for understanding reaction mechanisms under flow conditions
  • Dynamic catalytic systems on the border of heterogeneous/homogeneous catalysis

The print version of this book is planned for release on 25 May 2021. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 450 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-909-5

Author information

Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2019) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 3.797.