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Supramolecular Catalysis

Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62179-8 June 2008 318 Pages


In the past few years, supramolecular chemistry has led to new approaches in homogeneous catalysis. While host-guest chemistry had already found applications in catalysis as a result of the pioneering work carried out by Professor Ronald Breslow and Nobel prizewinner Professor Jean-Marie Lehn that began some 40 years ago, the construction of catalysts by supramolecular forces has only recently become a powerful tool. This development paves the way for large numbers of new potential catalysts that can be varied in an expedient way by changing the constituting building blocks.
Written by some of the leading contributors in the field, this book is intended for both industrial and academic chemists with an interest in this area of catalysis. With its discussion of topics from ligand libraries to chirality-directed self-assembly, this is a must-have for chemists with organic, catalytic and polymer backgrounds, as well as those employing such compounds in industrial processes.
Introduction to Supramolecular Catalysis
Supramolecular Construction of Chelating Bidenate Ligand Libraries through Hydrogen Bonding: Concept and Applications in Homogeneous Metal Complex Catalysis
Bio-Azolylazine Derivatives as Supramolecular Synthons for Copper and Silver [2x2] Grids and Coordination Polymers
Chiral Metallocycles for Asymmetric Catalysis
Catalysis of Acyl Transfer Processes by Crown-Ether Supported Alkaline-Earth Metal Ions
Bio-Inspired Supramolecular Catalysis
Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactivity in the Confines of a Chiral Supramolecular Assembly
New Supramolecular Approaches in Transition Metal Catalysis;
Template-Ligand Assisted Catalysis Encapuslation, Self-Assmbled Ligands and Supramolecular Catalyst Immobilization
Chirality-Directed Self-Assembly: An Enabling Strategy for Ligand Scaffold Optimization
Supramolecular Catalysis: Refocusing Catalysis
"The topics are well chosen and timely, and the chapters are succinctly written." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, December 31, 2008)

"This book is certainly useful and will stimulate chemists interested in supramolecular chemistry and also some readers from outside this community to think about the application of supramolecular concepts in catalysis." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, August 2008)

"…this book is certainly useful and will stimulate chemists interested in supramolecular chemistry and also certialy some reaaders from outside this community to think abou the applications of supramolecular concepts in catalysis." (Angewandte Chemie, August 11, 2008)