Catalysis in Ionic Liquids: From Catalyst Synthesis to Application Editors: Chris Hardacre, Vasile Parvulescu

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Although ionic liquids have only been studied in depth during the last decades, the field is now maturing to such a degree that the focus is on larger scale applications for use in real processes such as catalysis. Current information is scattered across the literature and

Catalysis in Ionic Liquids

provides a critical analysis of the research published to date on ionic solvents in all areas of the catalytic science. The book covers both catalyst synthesis using ionic liquids as solvents and green syntheses using both ionic liquids as well as mixtures of ionic liquids and carbon dioxide (as a subcritical and supercritical liquid), including enzymatic, homogeneous, and heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis and organocatalysis. As well as the catalysis community, the book will also be of interest to postgraduates, postdoctoral workers and researchers in academia and industry working in organic synthesis, new materials synthesis, renewable sources of energy and electrochemistry. Written by leading experts in the field, this is the reference source to find about catalysis in ionic liquids.

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Chris Hardacre recieved his Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the University of Cambridge, UK. In 1995, following SERC and Emmanuel College research fellowships he obtained a Lectureship in Physical Chemistry at the Queen's University of Belfast where he became professor of Physical Chemistry in 2003. His research interests include heterogeneous catalysis, synchrotron radiation, catalytic organic transformations, structure-reactivity correlations and ionic liquids.

Vasile I. Parvulescu Is Professor, Director of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis and Director of the Center of Catalysis and Catalytic Processes at the University of Bucharest, Romania. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 1986. He spent several years as high-signor researcher at the Institute of Inorganic and Rare Metals, until he moved to the University of Bucharest in 1992 and became a full professor in 1999.