Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts

Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts

Editor(s): Maurizio Benaglia

Published Online: 15 SEP 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470681954

Online ISBN: 9780470682005

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682005

About this Book

Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts

There is continued pressure on chemical and pharmaceutical industries to reduce chemical waste and improve the selectivity and efficiency of synthetic processes. The need to implement green chemistry principles is a driving force towards the development of recoverable and recyclable catalysts.

The design and synthesis of recoverable catalysts is a highly challenging interdisciplinary field combining chemistry, materials science engineering with economic and environmental objectives. Drawing on international research and highlighting recent developments, this book serves as a practical guide for both experts and newcomers to the field.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to the principles of catalyst recovery and recycling
  • Catalysts on insoluble and soluble support materials
  • Thermomorphic catalysts, self-supported catalysts and perfluorous catalytic systems
  • The development of reusable organic catalysts
  • Continuous flow and membrane reactors

Each chapter combines principles with practical information on the synthesis of catalysts and strategies for catalyst recovery. The book concludes with a comparison of different catalytic systems, using case studies to illustrate the key features of each approach.

Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts is a valuable reference source for academic researchers and professionals from a range of pharmaceutical and chemical industries, particularly those working in catalysis, organic synthesis and sustainable chemistry.

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