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

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


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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.

catalysts - heterogeneous, homogeneous, acid, base
catalytic reactions in organic synthesis
kinetics and thermodynamics of catalytic reactions
catalyst labelling
theoretical backgrounds of catalytic reactions
industrial catalytic processes
stereoselective catalysis
spectroscopical methods for catalyst analysis
enzymatic catalysis
"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."


"...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