Concepts and Green Applications

First edition, February 2008;
Hardcover, 279 + XIII Pages;
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany.

55.- ($80 in the US).

ISBN-10: 3-527-31824-0.
ISBN-13: 978-3-527-31824-7.

Catalysis: Concepts and Green Applications is a textbook that covers the basics of catalysis from a green chemistry perspective. The book's main message is that heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, and biocatalysis are all one discipline, so you need to understand only once how catalysis works.

Chapters 1 and 2 introduce and explain the fundamentals of sustainable chemistry, catalysis, and reaction kinetics. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 show how these principles are applied in homogeneous, heterogeneous, and biocatalysis, respectively. Finally, Chapter 6 gives an overview of the exciting and fast-growing field of computer applications in catalysis research, with a special section on predictive modeling.

The book is intended for senior undergraduate students, as well as graduate researchers in academia and industry. Thus, each chapter includes detailed literature references, as well as exercises that embed the knowledge in a practical context. To help you master the catalysis jargon, key terms in catalysis are printed in bold and defined the first time they appear in the text. They are also included in the index. Chapter 1 also contains a list recommended books on related specialized subjects.

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