Contemporary Catalysis: Science, Technology, and Applications Editors: Paul C J Kamer, Dieter Vogt, Joris Thybaut

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Encompassing an integrated approach to the various aspects of catalysis, covering heterogeneous, homogeneous, organo-, bio-, and computational catalysis, as well as reaction and reactor engineering on an advanced level, this textbook is ideal for graduate students with diverse backgrounds, including catalysis, engineering, and organic synthesis. The basic principles of the various fields of catalysis are introduced in a concise way, preparing the reader for the more advanced chapters. Organometallic chemistry, surface science, biochemistry, nanoscience, transport phenomena and kinetics, reactor and reaction engineering are presented, spanning from the underlying science to industrial applications. Several important case studies on industrial applications are given. It includes catalyst preparation and characterisation and explores recent developments in the understanding of catalytic mechanisms, exploring advanced techniques such as operando spectroscopy.

Book content

  • History of Catalysis
  • Feedstocks and Renewable Resources
  • Current Challenges in Catalysis
  • Organometallic Chemistry and Elementary Steps
  • Nanoscience
  • An Introduction to Biocatalysis
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Homogenous Catalysis
  • Organocatalysis
  • Biocatalysis
  • Computational Catalysis
  • Introduction to Electrocatalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Solid Materials for Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Transition Metal Complexes and Ligand Synthesis
  • Organocatalysts
  • Enzymes for Biocatalysis: Key Concepts, Engineering Principles and Case Studies
  • Advanced Solution Spectroscopic Techniques
  • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • Bulk X-Ray Techniques
  • Adsorption Methods
  • Temperature Programmed Techniques
  • Operando Techniques
  • Reaction and Reactor Engineering
  • Catalyst Separation
  • Process Intensification in Catalysis
  • Transition Metal Catalysed Methanol Carbonylation
  • Environmental Analyses and Life Cycle Assessment Studies

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11 May 2017
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Author information

Paul C J Kamer is a Professor at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research focuses on homogeneous catalysis with an emphasis on the synthesis of phosphorus donor ligands by rational design assisted by molecular modelling.

Dieter Vogt is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Scotland. His research interests cover homogeneous catalysis, catalyst recycling, mechanistic studies, ligand design and sustainable chemistry.

Joris Thybaut is a Professor at Ghent University, Belgium. His research interests are in catalytic reaction engineering with a focus on kinetics and reactors.