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Catalysis from A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia, 4 Volume Set, 4th, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

ISBN: 978-3-527-33307-3
2516 pages
May 2013
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The updated fourth edition of this successful encyclopedia contains 40% more high-quality content from over 300 international experts in four volumes! Comprehensive, succinct, and unrivaled, it includes all the knowledge scientists need on homogeneous, heterogeneous and biochemical catalysis in easy-to-use, compact entries for over 11,000 keywords in alphabetical order.
In this way it explains briefly the important terms for every aspect of catalysis, whether biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, or such related topics as spectroscopy or analytical methods. These also include abbreviations, brief biographic entries of important scientists who have worked in catalysis, trade names, important catalytic processes, named reactions, and other important keywords in the general field of catalysis.
To round this work off, many of the keywords are illustrated and include German and French equivalent terms.

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Table of Contents

TOPICS INCLUDED:
catalysts - heterogeneous, homogeneous, acid, base
ligands
biocatalysis
catalytic reactions in organic synthesis
kinetics and thermodynamics of catalytic reactions
catalyst labelling
theoretical backgrounds of catalytic reactions
industrial catalytic processes
stereoselective catalysis
autoclaves
colloids
nanomaterials
spectroscopical methods for catalyst analysis
radicals
enzymatic catalysis
vitamins
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Author Information

Boy Cornils has worked at the former Hoechst AG in Germany, where he was the director of the reasearch. He is the editor of several bestselling titles.

Wolfgang A. Herrmann is President of the Technical University of Munich and has received several awards for his work in organometallic chemistry, like the Otto-Bayer Medal, the ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry, the Werner-Heisenberg Medal of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation and many more. He has authored a plethora of publications and is the editor of numerous bestselling books.

Chi-Huey Wong received has been Professor and Ernest W. Hahn Chair in Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute since 1989 and is also a member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology since 1996. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is author and co-author of over 450 publications, 60 patents and several books and his current interests are in the areas of bioorganic and synthetic chemistry and biocatalysis.

Horst-Werner Zanthoff received his Ph.D. and habilitated in Technical Chemistry at Ruhr-University Bochum. Since 2000 he is scientific researcher at Evonik Industries AG and presently leads the Competence Center of Oxidation Catalysis at Evonik Industries Process Technology and Engineering department. He is author and Co-author of around 80 publications and 20 patents. His present research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and high-throughput experimentation.
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Reviews

"In summary, this work offers exactly what its subtitle promises: a very precise encyclopedia of catalysis. Off all the topics in the field of catalysis that I have looked for in this book, not one has been missing."

Rainer Stürmer, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen
Angewandte Chemie + IE 11/04

"In summary, I would highly recommend "Catalysis from A to Z" for all scientists and engineers whose work is related to the field of catalysis. Specifically, if you are from an interdisciplinary related area and naturally not too familiar with all vocabulary used in the field, you will find it particulary useful to have this encyclopedia on your bookshelf."

Jörg Libuda, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin
ChemPhysChem 3/04

"Mit "Catalysis from A to Z" wird dem Katalytiker ein herausragendes Lexikon an die Hand gegeben."

Chemie-Online

"...this book is a must for all libraries in institutes with research groups active in catalysis. Indeed this reference work will be of value to all senior academic and industrial scientists with an interest in one or more of the (converging) areas of catalysis."

Stanley M. Roberts, University of Liverpool (UK)
ChemBioChem 6/2004


"The content is well-written, suitable for both undergraduates and researchers."

E-Streams Vol. 7, No. 5


"Surprisingly comprehensive, this 824-page work is essentially a dictionary - not an encyclopedia-giving advanced discussion of terms drawn from all aspects of catalysis."

Choice, June 2004, Vol. 41 No. 10

"...approximately 4600 catalytic or catalysis-related terms are defined by 190 authors and coauthors who are all experts in their respective areas."

Journal of the American Chemical Society, June 9, 2004
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Press Release

April 17, 2013
Catalysis from A to Z, 4th Edition

 "It is not possible to find any keyword in the important area of catalysis, which is not covered by this precise and valuable encyclopedia."
- R. Stürmer, BASF, in Angewandte Chemie

The fourth edition of the seminal work, Catalysis from A to Z, is now available in its 4th edition. All 4 editions have been edited by leading industrial chemist, Professor Boy Cornils along with a prize winning team of editors. The fourth edition covers homogenous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis with emphasis on new and developing areas of catalysis essential to chemists in the areas of organic and synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and industrial chemistry.

The updated fourth edition of this successful encyclopedia contains 40% more high-quality content from over 300 international experts in four volumes. Comprehensive, succinct, and unrivaled, it includes all the knowledge scientists need with compact entries for some 11,000 keywords in alphabetical order.

Catalysis from A to Z explains briefly the important terms for every aspect of catalysis, whether biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, or such related topics as spectroscopy or analytical methods. These also include abbreviations, brief biographic entries of important scientists who have worked in catalysis, trade names, important catalytic processes, named reactions, reactions, and other important keywords in the general field of catalysis. German and French translations are included to help non-native English speakers.

 

For sample chapters or for a review copy, please contact:  Michelle Martella at Wiley
Tel: +1 201-748-6145/email: mmartella@wiley.com

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