Chapter 1. Introduction to Catalysis

  1. Prof. Dr. I. Chorkendorff1 and
  2. Prof. Dr. J. W. Niemantsverdriet2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602658.ch1

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics

How to Cite

Chorkendorff, I. and Niemantsverdriet, J. W. (2003) Introduction to Catalysis, in Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602658.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Technical University of Denmark, Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalysis (ICAT), Building 312, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark

  2. 2

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, NL 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305742

Online ISBN: 9783527602650



  • catalysis;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • biocatalysis;
  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • E factor


  • What is Catalysis?

  • Catalysts Can Be Atoms, Molecules, Enzymes and Solid Surfaces

    • Homogeneous Catalysis

    • Biocatalysis

    • Heterogeneous Catalysis

  • Why is Catalysis Important?

    • Catalysis and Green Chemistry

    • Atom Efficiency, E Factors and Environmental Friendliness

    • The Chemical Industry

  • Catalysis as a Multidisciplinary Science

    • The Many Length Scales of a “Catalyst”

    • Time Scales in Catalysis

  • The Scope of This Book

  • Catalysis in Journals

  • General References to Textbooks in Catalysis