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Dioxygen Activation and Homogeneous Catalytic Oxidation

Dioxygen activation is a rapidly developing field in which research is directed at (1) modelling of biological oxidations, (2) design and utilization of new catalysts for oxidative transformations of organic substrates, (3) application of O2 (and H2O2) as a cheap oxidant in the manufacture of fine and bulk chemicals.

Provided here is a collection of both review and original papers covering all aspects of dioxygen activation. All papers provide background information of previous work. Reactions mechanisms are extensively treated and a keyword index facilitates quick orientation. The book should prove invaluable to organic, bioinorganic and coordination chemists as well as biochemists interested in homogeneous catalysis.


Published: June 1991

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-88876-1


  • ...has to be available in all libraries of academic and industrial institutions. It is indispensable for researchers and students who are engaged in this area of research.
    Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

    Overall this book presents a wide survey of topics of current interest in the field and is certainly worthy of purchase, not only for those specifically in the field of dioxygen activation, but those with interest in the field of catalysis in general.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews


  • Oxidation of Saturated Hydrocarbons (7 Papers). Oxidation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons (6 Papers). Oxidation of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Derivatives (2 Papers). Oxidation of Hydroxy Compounds (6 Papers). Biomimetic Oxidations (4 Papers). Copper Complexes as Catalysts (5 Papers). Iron Complexes as Catalysts (5 Papers). Cobalt Complexes as Catalysts (4 Papers). Oxidation with Oxo and Peroxo Complexes and H2O2 (23 Papers). Singlet Oxygen Reactions (2 Papers). Industrial Applications (5 Papers). Miscellaneous Systems (7 Papers). Author Index. Subject Index.


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