Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis
Ryan Richards International University of Bremen
Using new instrumentation and experimental techniques that allow scientists to observe chemical reactions and molecular properties at the nanoscale, the authors of Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis reveal new insights into the surface chemistry of catalysts and the reaction mechanisms that actually occur at a molecular level during catalysis. While each chapter contains the necessary background and explanations to stand alone, the diverse collection of chapters shows how developments from various fields each contributed to our current understanding of nanomolecular catalysis as a whole.
The book describes how the size and shape of materials at the nanoscale can change their chemical and physical properties and promote more efficient reactions with fewer by-products. First it highlights the preparation, characterization, and applications of heterogeneous and supported metal catalysts. Then it covers the engineering of catalytic processes, structure and reaction control, and texturological properties of catalytic systems. The authors explain how surface science can elucidate reaction mechanisms and discuss the growing role of high-throughput experimentation and combinatorial approaches in catalysis.
From fundamental concepts to future directions, Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis offers a well-rounded compilation of noteworthy developments which will continue to expand and transform our understanding of catalysis, particularly in the context of clean energy and environmental applications such as fuel cells.
Table of ContentsCharacterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts. Catalysis by Metal Oxides. Colloidal Nanoparticles in Catalysis. Microporous and Mesoporous Catalysts. Skeletal Catalysts. A Scientific Method to Prepare Supported Metal Catalysts. Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering. Structure and Reaction Control at Catalyst Surfaces. Texturology. Understanding Catalytic Reaction Mechanisms: Surface Science Studies of Heterogeneous Catalysts. High-Throughput Experimentation and Combinatorial Approaches in Catalysis. Heterogeneous Photocatalysis. Liquid-Phase Oxidations Catalyzed by Polyoxometalates. Asymmetric Catalysis by Heterogeneous Catalysts.
ContributorsContributor Mizuno, Noritaka, University of Tokyo, Japan Contributor Yamaguchi, Kazuya, University of Tokyo, Japan Contributor Kamata, Keigo, Contributor Fenelonov, Vladimir, Contributor Mel'gunov, Maxim, Contributor Bonnemann, Helmut, Max-Planck Institute for Kohlenforschung, Germany Contributor Nagabhushana, K.S., Max-Planck Institute for Kohlenforschung, Germany Contributor Parvulescu, Vasile I., University of Bucharest, Romania Contributor Schmidt, Wolfgang, MPI fur Kohlenforschung, Germany Contributor Hocevar, Stanko, National Institute of Chemisty, Ljubljana, Slovenia Contributor Schunk, Stephan Andreas, HTE Company, Heidelberg, Germany Contributor Regalbuto, John, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Contributor Smith, Andrew J., University of New South Wales, Sydeny, Australia Contributor Goodman, D. Wayne, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA Contributor Wallace, W.T., Texas A&M University, College Station, USA Contributor Klabunde, Kenneth J., Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Contributor Ranjit, Koodali T., Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Contributor Iwasawa, Yasuhiro, University of Tokyo, Japan Contributor Tada, Mizuki, University of Tokyo, Japan Contributor Coman, Simona, University of Bucharest, Romania Contributor Poncelet, Georges, Universite Catoluque de Louvain, Belgium Contributor Marcu, Victor, Israel Electric Corporation Contributor Busch, Oliver, Het Aktiengesellschaft, Heidelberg, Germany Contributor Demuth, Dirk G., Hte Aktiengesellschaft, Heidelberg, Germany Contributor Gerlach, Olga, Hte Aktiengesellschaft, Heidelberg, Germany Contributor Haas, Alfred, Hte Aktiengesellschaft, Heidelbergm Germany Contributor Klein, Jens, Hte Aktiengesellschaft, Heidelberg, Germany Contributor Zech, Torsten, Hte Aktiengesellschaft, Heidelberg, Germany Contributor Zaera, Francisco, University of California, Riverside, USA Contributor Ma, Zhen, University of California, Riverside, USA Contributor Levec, Janez, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Editor 1 Richards, Ryan, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA
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