The overall theme of the 3rd World Congress is "Atom Efficient Catalytic Oxidations for Global Technologies". This theme was chosen to stimulate the participants to report their findings with an emphasis on conserving valuable material in their catalytic transformations, as well as conserving energy, in an environmentally responsible manner. Progress towards this stated goal is substantial as evidenced by the tremendous response of the community in their participation of quality publications complied in these Proceedings of the Congress.

The subjects presented span a wide range of oxidation reactions and catalysts. These include the currently important area of lower alkane oxidation to the corresponding olefins, unsaturated aldehydes, acids and nitriles.

The four featured lectures and seven plenary lectures constitute the general background and overview of the subject matter at hand. The 104 contributed papers and 13 poster manuscripts, summarized in this compendium, probe new avenues to achieve catalytically efficient oxidation reactions for the future needs of mankind in a global environment.


For scientists and technologists from academia, industry and government laboratories working in the field of oxidation catalysis.

Table of Contents

Section headings and selected papers: Preface (R.K. Grasselli et al.). Featured Lectures. Molecular mechanism of heterogeneous oxidation-organic and solid state chemists' views (J. Haber). Selective oxidation of hydrocarbons catalyzed by heteropoly compounds (M. Misono et al.). Plenary Lectures. Molecular approach to active sites on metallic oxides for partial oxidation reactions (J.C. Védrine). Reductive and oxidative activation of oxygen for selective oxygenation of hydrocarbons (K. Otsuka). The selective epoxidation of non-allylic olefins over supported silver catalysts (J.R. Monnier). Part A. Structure Selectivity/Activity Correlation. Synergistic effects in multicomponent catalysts for selective oxidation (P. Courtine, E. Bordes). The nature of the active/selective phase in VPO catalysts and the kinetics of n-butane oxidation (D. Dowell, J.T. Gleaves). Structural and catalytic aspects of some nasicon-based mixed metal phosphates (P.A. Agaskar et al.). Structure and catalysis of LixNi2-xO2 oxide systems for oxidative coupling of methane (T. Miyazaki et al.). Active sites of vanadium-molybdenum-containing catalyst for allyl alcohol oxidation: ESR study in situ (O.V. Krylov et al.). Lower Alkane Oxidation. Oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane over vanadium and niobium oxides supported catalysts (P. Ciambelli et al.). Oxidative conversion of LPG to olefins with mixed oxide catalysts: surface chemistry and reactions network (M.V. Landau et al.). Mechanistic aspects of propane oxidation over Ni-Co-Molybdate catalysts (D.L. Stern, R.K. Grasselli). Selective oxidation of propane into oxygenated compounds over promoted nickel-molybdenum catalysts (J. Barrault et al.). Formation of active phases in the Sb-V-, Al-Sb-V-, and Al-Sb-V-W-oxide systems for propane ammoxidation (J. Ni


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