Catalysis: Concepts and Green Applications

Catalysis: Concepts and Green Applications

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By (author) Gadi Rothenberg

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  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
  • Format: Hardback | 292 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 241mm x 20mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 18 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Weinheim
  • ISBN 10: 3527318240
  • ISBN 13: 9783527318247
  • Sales rank: 449,447

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This introductory textbook covers all aspects of catalysis. It also bridges computational methods, industrial applications and green chemistry, with over 700 references. The author, a renowned researcher in catalysis, teaches scientific writing as well as chemistry. This makes him the ideal person to write such a textbook. The effectiveness of his practical approach has been well proven in courses for undergraduates and graduates (in 2007 he was voted "lecturer of the year" by the chemistry students). Following an introduction to green chemistry and the basics of catalysis, the book covers biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis, as well as computer applications in catalysis research. Each chapter also features integrated exercises that help students prepare for their exams.

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Gadi Rothenberg is Professor at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, where he teaches courses on catalysis, thermodynamics and scientific writing. He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and discovered two catalysts, for which he received the Marie Curie Excellence Award in 2004 and the Paul Rylander Award in 2006. Rothenberg also invented a method for monitoring pollutants in water, and co-founded the companies Sorbisense and Yellowdiesel. In 2007 he was voted 'teacher of the year' by the chemistry students. He is married, owns no car, and has a black belt in Shaolin Kung-Fu.

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"Everything about this book is reader-friendly, from the well-designed figures and the use of color to the complete titles in the references. The writing is crisp and engaging, with morsels of historical facts and details scattered throughout the text." ( Journal of Chemical Education , February 2010) "I read this book with great pleasure. It is well worth the affordable price ... .Very readable and informative, with some interspersed historic annotations, which make certain developments easier to understand." ( ChemSusChe m, December 2008) "The author's highly readable and concise style results in a comprehensive treatment of catalysis that will make of this book a lasting reference for chemistry scholars at all levels." ( Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis , September 2008) "This book will help graduate students and pharmaceutical scientists and technologists enhance their understanding of green-chemistry applications and their implications for the environment. It is a useful resource for professionals seeking synthetic methods that are efficient and environmentally benign." ( Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine , September 2, 2008) "This book is informative and fascinating, and will be a solid work for catalysis course or a worthwhile investment for an interested student." ( CHOICE , September 2008) One of those timely books that does not leave you empty-handed ... The more I read the book the more interested and surprised I was. ( Chemistry World , July 2008)

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This introductory textbook covers all aspects of catalysis. It also bridges computational methods, industrial applications and green chemistry, with over 700 references. The author, a renowned researcher in catalysis, teaches scientific writing as well as chemistry. This makes him the ideal person to write such a textbook. The effectiveness of his practical approach has been well proven in courses for undergraduates and graduates (in 2007 he was voted "lecturer of the year" by the chemistry students). Following an introduction to green chemistry and the basics of catalysis, the book covers biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis, as well as computer applications in catalysis research. Each chapter also features integrated exercises that help students prepare for their exams.

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION Green chemistry and sustainable development What is catalysis and why is it important? Tools in catalysis research Exercises THE BASICS OF CATALYSIS Catalysis is a kinetic phenomenon Practical approaches in kinetic studies An overview of the basic concepts in catalysis Exercises HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSIS Metal complex catalysis in the liquid phase Homogeneous catalysis without metals Scaling up and down: Pros and cons "Click chemistry" and homogeneous catalysis Exercises HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS Classic gas/solid systems Liquid/solid and liquid/liquid catalytic systems Advanced process solutions using heterogeneous catalysis Exercises BIOCATALYSIS The basics of enzymatic catalysis Applications of enzyme catalysis Developing new biocatalysts: Better than nature's best Non-enzymatic biocatalysts Industrial examples Exercises COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CATALYSIS RESEARCH Computers as research tools in catalysis Modelling catalysts and catalytic cycles Predictive modelling and rational catalyst design An overview of data mining methods in catalysis Exercises