Progress in CatalysisEdited By
- K.J. Smith, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
- E.C. Sanford, Edmonton Research Center, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
This volume contains papers and short communications presented at the 12th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis. The aim of the meeting was to present an update on new and established areas of catalysis research being performed in industry, government and university laboratories. Topics covered relate mainly to resource processing, such as heavy oil and natural gas upgrading, and to environmental issues. Approximately half the papers are included in sections on hydrogenation, carbon-carbon bond formation and environmental issues. The remaining papers cover general topics and homogeneous reactions. Examples include studies of hydroprocessing catalysts, carbon-carbon bond formation via methane oxidative coupling and dimerization of olefins, homogeneous catalysts in polymerization and dimerization reactions, performance of pillared clays, metal-oxygen cluster compounds, zeolites and catalysts prepared by metal oxide vapour synthesis. Studies that address the environmental issues include wet-air oxidation, catalytic elimination of organics, oxidation reactions and catalyst regeneration.
The book provides practitioners of catalysis with an update on a wide number of topics and will be particularly useful to those interested in an overview of current catalysis research activities. Specialists in the areas of hydrogenation, carbon-carbon bond formation, homogeneous catalysis and environmental issues will also find a valuable set of new data and interesting discussions on these topics.
Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Published: May 1992
- A selection of the contents. Hydrogenation (9 papers). Characterization of the surface of MoS2 based catalysts using thermal methods (G.B. McGarvey, S. Kasztelan). A comparison of the resistance to deactivation of NiMo hydroprocessing catalysts supported on alumina, carbon and carbon-covered alumina in gas oil and model compound reactions (P.M. Boorman, K. Chong, R.A. Kydd). Surface organometallic chemistry on metals. Catalytic hydrogenation of nitrobenzene into aniline on silica supported rhodium modified by tetrabutyltin (B. Didillon, F. Le Peltier, J.P. Candy, J.P. Boitiaux, J.M. Basset). Hydrogenation of coker naphtha with NiMo catalyst (S. Yui, E. Chan). Carbon-carbon bond formation (8 papers). On the behavior of Cr/silica catalyst during ethylene polymerization in a slurry reactor (J.A. Szymura, P.A. Zielinski, I.G. Dalla Lana). Anion-treated solid acids for butene dimerization (S. Soled, N. Dispenziere, R. Saleh). Solid superacid catalysts for methane conversion and alkylation (F.T.T. Ng, C.R. Rourke, J. Lynn). Promoting effects of manganese, molybdenum and iron in the hydrogenation of CO over highly dispersed rhodium (S. Marengo, S. Martinengo, L. Zanderighi). Homogeneous reactions (6 papers). Some applications of homogeneous catalysis in materials science (J.F. Harrod). Ethylene dimerization (A. Krzywicki, K. Johnstone). Hydrogenation of nitrile-butadiene rubber catalysed by Ru(II) complexes (P. Martin, N.T. McManus, G.L. Rempel). Environmental issues (11 papers). The role of catalysis in achieving a sustainable society (E.L. Tollefson). Catalytic elimination of organics over noble metal catalysts deposited on metal structures of low mass (S. Suppiah, C. Waddling, K.J. Kutchcoskie). Catalytic wet air oxidation in the presence of hydrogen peroxide (A.R. Sanger, T.T.K. Lee, K.T. Chuang). Oxidative regeneration of hydrotreating catalysts using a laser reactor (W.W. Duley, T.M. Steel, M.F. Wilson). FT-IR analysis of toluene hydrogenation reactions on reduced alumina supported catalysts (E.C. DeCanio, D.A. Storm, J.W. Bruno). General (17 papers). Metal-oxygen cluster compounds: Preparative variables, ion exchange properties and pore structure retention (D. Lapham, G.B. McGarvey, J.B. Moffat). Pillared clay minerals as catalysts and catalyst supports (S.M. Bradley, R.A. Kydd, K.K. Brandt). Catalytic conversion of wood derived bio-oil to fuels and chemicals (J.D. Adjaye, R.K. Sharma, N.N. Bakhshi). An experimental design for determining the optimum method of catalyst preparation for low temperature methanol steam reforming (J.C. Amphlett, K.A.M. Creber, J.M. Davis, R.F. Mann, B.A. Peppley, D.M. Stokes). Partial oxidation of methane over a praseodymium/ruthenium pyrochlore catalyst (M.G. Poirier, G. Jean, M.P. Poirier). Deactivation of hydrotreating catalysts (J.G. Weissman, S. Lu, B.M. McElrath, J.C. Edwards). Activity of fluorinated alumina catalysts in hydrocracking and polymerization (C. Fairbridge, V.M. Allenger, J. Galuszka). Author Index. Keyword Index.