Chapter 21. Base Catalysis with Metal Oxides

  1. Prof. S. David Jackson and
  2. Dr. Justin S. J. Hargreaves
  1. Khalaf Alghamdi,
  2. Dr. Justin S. J. Hargreaves and
  3. Prof. S. David Jackson

Published Online: 26 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626113.ch21

Metal Oxide Catalysis

Metal Oxide Catalysis

How to Cite

Alghamdi, K., Hargreaves, J. S. J. and Jackson, S. D. (2009) Base Catalysis with Metal Oxides, in Metal Oxide Catalysis (eds S. D. Jackson and J. S. J. Hargreaves), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626113.ch21

Editor Information

  1. University of Glasgow, Department of Chemistry, WestCHEM, Joseph Black Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. University of Glasgow, Department of Chemistry, WestCHEM, Joseph Black Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527318155

Online ISBN: 9783527626113

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Keywords:

  • base catalysis;
  • superbase;
  • dehydrogenation;
  • aldol condensation;
  • hydrotalcites;
  • transesterification

Summary

Although less well studied, base catalysts are complimentary to their acid counterparts and whilst catalysing similar general types of reaction, pronounced differences in product distribution can be observed. In this chapter, methods for the determination of base site strength and distribution are reviewed, along with the application of specific base catalysts to a wide range of reactions.