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Chiral Catalyst Immobilization and Recycling

Chiral Catalyst Immobilization and Recycling

Dirk De Vos (Editor), Ivo F. J. Vankelecom (Editor), Pierre A. Jacobs (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61315-1

Jul 2008

340 pages

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Homogeneous asymmetric catalysis offers reliable results and the possibility to 'tune' the catalysis on a rational basis. A pitfall, however, is that the separation of the catalyst from the starting material and products is difficult and often results in the loss of the catalytic material.

Immobilization offers a potential solution for the user of enantioselective catalysts in industrial processes and laboratories. Heterogeneous catalysis allows continuous operations, recycling of the catalyst, and an easy separation of the reaction products, reducing both waste and costs.

Chemists in academia and industry will welcome this careful selection of topics in this handbook that provides readers with practical and detailed information about the technical requirements for the immobilization of chiral catalysts, their application in synthesis, and methods for recycling.
General concepts
Mechanisms for chiral regcognition
Heterogeneous chiral catalysis: academic and industrial challengesImmobilisation methods
Inorganic supports
Polymeric systems Organic transformations with chiral heterogeneous methods
Hydrogenations: metallic Pt/Pd with chiral modifiers
Hydrogenations: metallic Ni with chiral modifiers
Hydrogenations, hydroformylations, hydrosilylation: complexes with P and N ligands
Selective oxidations
C-C bond formation from carbonyl compounds
Reactions with immobilised enzymes
Miscellaneous reactions
Chiral heterogeneous catalysis: on the bench
A practical approach
Literature references and www-sites
"This reviewer complements the editors and the authors on an excellent piece of scholarly work" (Perkin Transactions, No.7, 2001)