New and Future Developments in Catalysis

1st Edition

Hybrid Materials, Composites, and Organocatalysts

Editors: Steven Suib
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444538765
eBook ISBN: 9780444538772
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th July 2013
Page Count: 478
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New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a package of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.

This volume covers the synthesis of hybrid materials and composites using organocatalysts. All available catalytic processes are listed and a critical comparison is made between homogeneous versus heterogeneous catalytic processes. The economic pros and cons of the various processes are also discussed and recommendations are made for future research needs.

Key Features

  • Offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas
  • A clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case
  • Outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes


Chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemical engineers working in academic and government research; academics, research students, post graduate and graduate students in these areas of study; materials scientists, environmental engineers, biochemists, petroleum engineers, post graduate and research students in these areas

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Hybrid Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis and Related Polymerizations


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Immobilization of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts on Solid Supports

1.3 Survey of Hybrid Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis

1.4 Application of Hybrid Catalysts in Metathesis Polymerization Reactions

1.5 Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects


Chapter 2. Open-Framework Hybrid Materials and Composites from Polyoxometalates


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Polyoxometalates as Building Blocks for Making Extended Structures and Framework Materials

2.3 Polyoxometalates-Metal Organic Framework (POM-MOF) Composites


Chapter 3. Heterogenization of Homogeneous Catalysts on Carbon Materials


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Strategies for the Heterogenization of Homogeneous Catalysts

3.3 Carbon Materials as Supports in Catalysis

3.4 Use of Activated Carbons as Support for Homogeneous Catalysts

3.5 Use of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers as Support for Homogeneous Catalysts

3.6 Miscellaneous: Other Carbon Materials Used for the Immobilization of Homogeneous Catalysts

3.7 Conclusions


Chapter 4. Current Catalytic Processes with Hybrid Materials and Composites for Heterogeneous Catalysis

4.1 Development Trend of Novel Catalyst for Commercial Processes

4.2 Current Catalytic Processes in Petrochemical and Energy Industries

4.3 Gap technology of Hybrid Catalysts

4.4 Perspective on the Way to Bridge the Gap from the Industrial Point of View


Chapter 5. Organogold Complexes—An Important Role in Homogenous Catalysis and a Golden Future as Heterogenized (Hybrid) Materials

5.1 Introduction

5.2 A New Class of Hybrid Materials for Cataly


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About the Editor

Steven Suib

Steve Suib is one of the leading figures in solid-state catalysis and renewable systems in the US. His 450 publications, 40 patents, and authorship on multiple books on the topic of catalysis is proof of this, as is his distinguished Professor status. He is also editor for Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, which puts him in a perfect position to keep abreast with current developments in the area. He has been a prominent and prolific catalysis researcher for many years encompassing all aspects of the fields from synthesis, characterization, catalysis, to applications. He easily works in both basic fundamental academic research as well as applied industrial research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, USA His expertise is in the field of solid state inorganic chemistry including studies of zeolites and microporous materials; physical chemistry; environmental chemistry including green syntheses, heterogeneous catalysis; plasma chemistry and catalysis; semiconductors; inorganic photochemistry; photocatalysis; batteries; ceramics. Preparation and characterization of these systems using structural, crystallographic, surface, electrochemical, luminescence, microscopic and EPR techniques.


"Chemists and materials scientists explore catalysts that have been made more complex in order to deal with situations in which simple catalytic systems are not adequate. Their topics include hybrid catalysts for olefin metathesis and related polymerizations, spillover phenomena in electrocatalysis for oxygen and hydrogen electrode reactions, catalytic applications of polyoxometalates encapsulated in inorganic materials,…" --Reference & Research Book News, December 2013