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Heterogeneous Catalysis and Solid Catalysts, 1. Fundamentals

  1. Olaf Deutschmann1,
  2. Helmut Knözinger2,
  3. Karl Kochloefl3,
  4. Thomas Turek4

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a05_313.pub3

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Deutschmann, O., Knözinger, H., Kochloefl, K. and Turek, T. 2011. Heterogeneous Catalysis and Solid Catalysts, 1. Fundamentals. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Engesserstr. 20, Karlsruhe, Germany

  2. 2

    Department Chemie, Universität München, Butenandtstr. 5 – 13 (Haus E), München, Germany

  3. 3

    Schwarzenbergstr. 15, Rosenheim, Germany

  4. 4

    Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik, TU Clausthal, Leibnizstr. 17, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011


The article contains sections titled:

1.1.Types of Catalysis
1.2.Catalysis as a Scientific Discipline
1.3.Industrial Importance of Catalysis
1.4.History of Catalysis
2.Theoretical Aspects
2.1.Principles and Concepts
2.1.1.Sabatier's Principle
2.1.2.The Principle of Active Sites
2.1.3.Surface Coordination Chemistry
2.1.4.Modifiers and Promoters
2.1.5.Active Phase – Support Interactions
2.1.6.Spillover Phenomena
2.1.7.Phase-Cooperation and Site-Isolation Concepts
2.1.8.Shape-Selectivity Concept
2.1.9.Principles of the Catalytic Cycle
2.2.Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions
2.2.1.Concepts of Reaction Kinetics (Microkinetics)
2.2.2.Application of Microkinetic Analysis
2.2.3.Langmuir – Hinshelwood – Hougen – Watson Kinetics
2.2.4.Activity and Selectivity
2.3.Molecular Modeling in Heterogeneous Catalysis
2.3.1.Density Functional Theory
2.3.2.Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation
2.3.3.Mean-Field Approximation
2.3.4.Development of Multistep Surface Reaction Mechanisms