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Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis: A Conceptual and Computational Approach

Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis: A Conceptual and Computational Approach

Rutger A. van Santen, Matthew Neurock

ISBN: 978-3-527-60834-8

Jun 2009

488 pages



An integrated approach to the molecular theory of reaction mechanism in heterogeneous catalysis, largely based on the knowledge among the growing theoretical catalysis community over the past half century, and covering all major catalytic systems. The authors develop a general conceptual framework, including in-depth comparisons with enzyme catalysis, biomineralisation, organometallic and coordination chemistry. A chapter dedicated to molecular electrocatalysis addresses the molecular description of reactions at the liquid-solid interphase, while studies range from a quantum-chemical treatment of individual molecular states to dynamic Monte-Carlo simulations, including the full flexibility of the many-particle systems. Complexity in catalysis is explained in chapters on self-organization and self-assembly of catalysts, and other sections are devoted to evolutionary, combinatorial techniques as well as artificial chemistry.
1 Introduction
2 Principles of Molecular Heterogeneous Catalyis
3 The Reactivity of Transition-Metal Surfaces
4 Shape Selective Microporous Catalysts, the Zeolithes
5 Catalysis by Oxides and Sulfides
6 Mechanisms for Aqueous Phase Heterogeneous Catalysis and Electrocatalysis
7 Mechanisms in Biocatalysis. Relationship with Chemocatalysis
8 Self Organization and Self Assembly of Catalytic Systems
9 Heterogeneous Catalysis and the Origin of Life, Biomineralization
10 Postscript
"This book provides a comprehensive overview of current ideas in the rapidly developing field of molecular heterogeneous catalysis...The book would be especially suitable for graduate-level students and researchers working in heterogeneous catalysis, but anyone with an interest in molecular-level science would find this book appealing."
Angewandte Chemie