Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts Wiley | 2009 | ISBN: 0470681950 | 500 pages | PDF |
There is continued pressure on chemical and pharmaceutical industries to reduce chemical waste and improve the selectivity and efficiency of synthetic processes. The need to implement green chemistry principles is a driving force towards the development of recoverable and recyclable catalysts.
The design and synthesis of recoverable catalysts is a highly challenging interdisciplinary field combining chemistry, materials science engineering with economic and environmental objectives. Drawing on international research and highlighting recent developments, this book serves as a practical guide for both experts and newcomers to the field.
Topics covered include:
* An introduction to the principles of catalyst recovery and recycling
* Catalysts on insoluble and soluble support materials
* Thermomorphic catalysts, self-supported catalysts and perfluorous catalytic systems
* The development of reusable organic catalysts
* Continuous flow and membrane reactors
Each chapter combines principles with practical information on the synthesis of catalysts and strategies for catalyst recovery. The book concludes with a comparison of different catalytic systems, using case studies to illustrate the key features of each approach.
Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts is a valuable reference source for academic researchers and professionals from a range of pharmaceutical and chemical industries, particularly those working in catalysis, organic synthesis and sustainable chemistry.