After three meetings in Poitiers, France, the 4th International Symposium on Heterogeneous Catalysis and Fine Chemicals was held under the auspices of the New Swiss Chemical Society in Basel, Switzerland. Fundamental as well as applied contributions on the use of heterogeneous catalysis for the preparation of fine chemicals were presented and discussed.

The program consisted of 4 plenary lectures, 28 oral contributions and around 90 posters covering a broad range of reactions and catalytic aspects. 82 of these contributions are collected in the present proceedings, grouped into the following 8 topical areas:

- Industrial and engineering problems (7 contributions)

- Alkylation and acylation reactions (11 contributions)

- Enantio- and diastereoselective hydrogenation reactions (9 contributions)

- Chemoselective hydrogenation reactions (12 contributions)

- Oxidation reactions (14 contributions)

- Immobilized and encapsulated complex catalysts (12 contributions)

- Zeolite and clay catalysts (12 contributions)

- Miscellaneous topics (5 contributions)


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Table of Contents

Chapter headings and selected papers: Industrial and Engineering Problems. Homogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis - new trends and perspectives (M. Beller). Catalysis for agrochemicals: the case history of the DUAL herbicide (R.R. Bader, H.U. Blaser). Heterogeneous vs. homogeneous catalysis in manufacturing of terbinafine - a case study for route selection of an industrial process (U. Beutler et al.). Multiple use of palladium in a homogeneous and a consecutive heterogeneous catalytic reaction (P. Baumeister et al.). The optimization of the catalytic hydrogenation of hydroxybenzamidines to benzamidines (M.G. Scaros et al.). Alkylation and Acylation Reactions. Replacing liquid acids in fine chemical synthesis by sulfonated polysiloxanes as solid acids and as acidic supports for precious metal catalysts (St. Wieland, P. Panster). Amine functions linked to MCM-41-type silicas as a new class of solid base catalysts for condensation reactions (M. Laspéras et al.). Modified clay catalysts for acylation of crown compounds (S. Békássy et al.). Acylation of aromatics over a HBEA Zeolite; effect of solvent and of acylating agent (F. Jayat et al.). Zeolite-catalysed acetylation of alkenes with acetic anhydride (K. Smith et al.). Enantio- and Diastereoselective Hydrogenation Reactions. Enantioselective hydrogenation of ethyl-pyruvate and isophorone over modified Pt and Pd catalysts (A. Tungler et al.). Controlling the enantioselective hydrogenation of ethyl pyruvate using zeolites as catalyst support (K. Morgenschweis et al.). Kinetic modeling of the ligand accelerated catalysis in the enantioselective hydrogenation of ethyl pyruvate; influence of solvents, catalysts and additives (H.U. Blaser et al.). Modeling of kinetically coupled selective hydrogenation reactions: kinetic rationalization of pressure eff


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About the editors

H.U. Blaser

Affiliations and Expertise

Ciba-Geigy AG, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland

A. Baiker

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ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

R. Prins

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ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland