Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts
August 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.