Catalysis
Concepts and Green Applications


Second edition, October 2017;
Paperback, 320 pp.;
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim.

€66.- ($90 in the US).

ISBN: 978-3-527-34305-8.

Catalysis: Concepts and Green Applications is a textbook that covers the basics of catalysis from a green chemistry perspective. Its 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. The final chapter covers computer applications in catalysis research, including predictive modelling and data mining.

The book is aimed at senior undergraduate students as well as graduate researchers in chemistry and chemical engineering. Each chapter includes detailed literature references, as well as industrial examples and exercises that embed the knowledge in a practical context. I cite reviews and books when introducing a subject, and articles when discussing specific examples. Chapter 1 also contains a list of recommended books on specialised subjects for further reading. To help you master the catalysis jargon, key terms are printed in bold and defined when they first appear in the text. They are also included in the index.

This second edition is updated with the latest developments in catalysis research. I also added 50 new exercises, following the requests and suggestions of many students and lecturers from all over the world.

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