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Future Opportunities in Catalytic and Separation Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444885920, 9780080879208

Future Opportunities in Catalytic and Separation Technology, Volume 54

1st Edition

Editors: M. Misono Y. Moro-oka S. Kimura
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444885920
Paperback ISBN: 9780444555717
eBook ISBN: 9780080879208
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 22nd January 1990
Page Count: 378
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Table of Contents

I. Present and Future of Catalytic and Separation Technology. Future opportunities in industrial catalysis (J.F. Roth). Design of practical solid catalysts at atomic/molecular levels (M. Misono). Characteristic dynamic behaviour of adsorbed species under reaction conditions (K. Tamaru). Recent advances in catalytic oxidations relevant to oxygenases (N. Kitajima, Y. Moro-oka). New trends in membrane separation technologies (S. Kimura). II. New Aspects of Heterogeneous Catalysis. Novel catalytic functions of zeolites in liquid-phase organic reactions (Y. Izumi, M. Onaka). Activation and functionalization of methane (K. Otsuka). Catalytic decomposition of nitrogen monoxide (M. Iwamoto). Effect of additives on the selectivity of metal catalysts (K. Kunimori et al.). Selectivity changes by alloying. Principles and application (A.J. den Hartog, V. Ponec). Recent advances and future developments in zeolite catalysis (Y. Ono). III. Catalysis Combined with Laser, Electrochemical and Membrane Technology. Application of lasers to control of chemical reactions - partial oxidation of alkanes in the gas phase (H. Tominaga, Y. Oshima). Electrocatalytic reactions with electron carriers (S. Torii). Recent development in membrane reactors (D.R. Seok, S.T. Hwang). Simultaneous operation of reaction and separation by a membrane reactor (N. Itoh). Functional membranes for separations based on reactions (T. Uragami). IV. Asymmetric Synthesis and Separation. New carbonylations by means of transition metal catalysts (I. Ojima). New chiral Rh(I) and Ru(II) complexes: highly efficient catalysts for homogeneous asymmetric hydrogenation (H. Takaya et al.). Isolation of isomers and optical resolution by a host-guest complexation method (F. Toda). Recent progress and industrial application of optical resolution by high-performance liquid chromatography (K. Saigo). Author index. Subject index.


The production of useful materials and the removal of polluting substances are fundamental to chemical technology, and in this respect catalytic and separation processes play essential roles. In order to cope with increasing demands to find solutions for the shortage of natural resources and global environmental pollution, rapid and significant progress in the technology is required.

This book results from the successful seminar on Selective Reactions and Separation, held at Oiso, Japan, in February 1988. The seminar was organised by ASPRONC (the Association for the Progress of New Chemistry) as the fourth in a series of seminars on Frontier Technology. ASPRONC was inaugurated in 1986 and its membership comprises major companies in the chemical industry and various other sectors interested in chemistry. The aim of this seminar was to explore the frontiers of catalytic and separation technology and to discuss the requirements for its future development. The many interesting lectures and active discussions which resulted stimulated the editors to prepare this book. Each lecturer has written a chapter which represents a significantly revised and extended version of his original lecture.

The book will appeal to many readers and will undoubtedly help to make a positive contribution to the future development of chemical technology.


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About the Editors

M. Misono

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Synthetic Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Y. Moro-oka

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Laboratory for Resources Utilization, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan

S. Kimura

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan