Modern Developments In Catalysis

Modern Developments In Catalysis

Graham Hutchings, Matthew Davidson;Richard Catlow;Christopher Hardacre;Nicholas Turner


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The UK Catalysis Hub is a consortium of universities working together on fundamental and applied research to find out how catalysts work and to improve their effectiveness. The contribution of catalysis to manufacturing contributes to almost 40% of global GDP, making development and innovation within the field integral to industry.

Modern Developments in Catalysis provides a review of current research and practise on catalysis, focussing on five main themes: catalysis design, environmental catalysis, catalysis and energy, chemical transformation and biocatalysis and biotransformations. Topics range from complex reactions to the intricacies of catalyst preparation for supported nanoparticles, while chapters illustrate the challenges facing catalytic science and the directions in which the field is developing. Edited by leaders of the UK Hub, this book provides insight into one of the most important areas of modern chemistry — it represents a unique learning opportunity for students and professionals studying and working towards speeding-up, improving and increasing the rate of catalytic reactions in science and industry.

Contents:Sustainable Hydrogen and/or Syngas Production: New Approaches to Reforming;In Situ and Operando Measurement of Catalysts at Synchrotron X-Ray and Neutron Sources;Outperforming Nature's Catalysts: Designing Metalloenzymes for Chemical Synthesis;Heterogenisation of Homogeneous Catalysts in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Methods and Selected Examples;Polymerisation Catalysis Using CO2: Dinuclear Homogeneous Catalysts;Precious Metals for Environmental Catalysis: Gold;Precious Metal Catalysts for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Remediation;Quantum and Statistical Mechanical Simulations for Porous Catalyst Modelling;Life Cycle Assessment of Emerging Catalyst Technologies: The Case of Polymer Electrolyse Membrane Fuel Cells;
Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professors interested in the work of the UK catalysis Hub, professionals working in chemical catalysis.
Catalysis, The Hub, Industrial Catalysis, Industrial Chemistry, Catalysis Design, Environmental Catalysis, Catalysis and Energy, Chemical Transformation and Biocatalysis and Biotransformations, Complex Reactions
  • The work comes from the UK Catalysis Hub a unique facility for catalysis research