Chapter 1. Introduction: Green Chemistry and Catalysis

  1. Prof. Dr. Roger Arthur Sheldon,
  2. Dr. Isabel W. C. E. Arends and
  3. Dr. Ulf Hanefeld

Published Online: 12 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611003.ch1

Green Chemistry and Catalysis

Green Chemistry and Catalysis

How to Cite

Sheldon, R. A., Arends, I. W. C. E. and Hanefeld, U. (2007) Introduction: Green Chemistry and Catalysis, in Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611003.ch1

Author Information

  1. Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527307159

Online ISBN: 9783527611003



  • green chemistry and catalysis;
  • E factors and atom efficiency;
  • role of catalysis;
  • development of organic synthesis;
  • catalysis by solid acids and bases;
  • biocatalysis;
  • renewable raw materials and white biotechnology;
  • enantioselective catalysis;
  • risky reagents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • E Factors and Atom Efficiency

  • The Role of Catalysis

  • The Development of Organic Synthesis

  • Catalysis by Solid Acids and Bases

  • Catalytic Reduction

  • Catalytic Oxidation

  • Catalytic C[BOND]C Bond Formation

  • The Question of Solvents: Alternative Reaction Media

  • Biocatalysis

  • Renewable Raw Materials and White Biotechnology

  • Enantioselective Catalysis

  • Risky Reagents

  • Process Integration and Catalytic Cascades