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Advances in Catalysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123877727, 9780123877734

Advances in Catalysis, Volume 54

1st Edition

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Series Editors: Bruce Gates Helmut Knoezinger Friederike Jentoft
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123877727
eBook ISBN: 9780123877734
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th December 2011
Page Count: 352
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Table of Contents

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Designing Molecular Catalysts with Enhanced Lewis Acidity


1. Introduction

2. Conceptual Background: Generating a More Lewis Acidic Catalytic Center

3. Attachment of the Oxygen Center Around the Active Metal: Development of Molecular Catalysts Based on the MOM1 Motif

4. Organometallic Fluorides of Group-4 Metals as Efficient Catalysts for Polymerization

5. Summary and Conclusions


Modern Strategies in Supramolecular Catalysis

List of abbreviations, acronyms and symbols

1. Introduction

2. Supramolecular Assemblies as Models of Specific Enzyme Functions

3. Synthesis Strategies for Supramolecular Catalysts

4. Immobilization of Catalysts on Solid Supports Via Supramolecular Interactions

5. Conclusions and Outlook


Mechanistic Issues in Fischer–Tropsch Catalysis

List of abbreviations, symbols, and variables

1. Introduction

2. Microkinetics Expressions

3. Physical Chemistry of Elementary Surface Reaction Steps

4. The Chemistry of the Chain-Growth Reaction Via “C1” Species

5. Catalyst Deactivation

6. Summary of Discussion of Fischer–Tropsch Mechanism

Appendix A. Microkinetics Expressions for Methanation

Appendix B. Microkinetics Expressions for the Fischer–Tropsch Reaction

Appendix C. Lack of dependence of total surface coverage with growing chains θg on α

Vanadium Phosphate Materials as Selective Oxidation Catalysts


1. Introduction

2. Mechanism of n-Butane Oxidation

3. Vanadium Phosphate Catalysts

4. The Active Catalyst

5. In situ and Theoretical Analysis of Vanadium Phosphate Materials

6. Influence of Metal Dopants

7. Reactor Technology for n-Butane Oxidation

8. Wider Application of Vanadium Phosphate Catalysts

9. Conclusions and Perspectives

Monolithic Catalysts and Reactors


1. Introduction

2. Structured Catalysts and Reactors

3. Monoliths

4. Decoupling Diffusion Length and Interparticle Length

5. Multiphase Operation

6. Reactors and Reactor Configurations

7. Preparation

8. Practical Applications

9. Concluding Remarks


Advances in Catalysis fills the gap between the journal papers and the textbooks across the diverse areas of catalysis research. For more than 60 years Advances in Catalysis has been dedicated to recording progress in the field of catalysis and providing the scientific community with comprehensive and authoritative reviews. This series in invaluable to chemical engineers, physical chemists, biochemists, researchers and industrial chemists working in the fields of catalysis and materials chemistry.

Key Features

  • In-depth, critical, state-of-the-art reviews
  • Comprehensive, covers of all aspects of catalysis research


Chemical engineers, physical chemists, biochemists, researchers and industrial chemists working in the fields of catalysis and materials chemistry


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"Specific scientific merit and a wealth of information make the book extremely valuable, like other volumes in the series." --American Scientist

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About the Series Editors

Bruce Gates

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California at Davis, CA, USA

Helmut Knoezinger

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Munich, Germany

Friederike Jentoft

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA