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‘Heterogreeneous Chemistry’

Part 2. Heterogeneous Catalysis

  1. Heiko Jacobsen

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628698.hgc017

Handbook of Green Chemistry

Handbook of Green Chemistry

How to Cite

Jacobsen, H. 2010. ‘Heterogreeneous Chemistry’. Handbook of Green Chemistry. 2:5:93–116.

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  1. KemKom, New Orleans, LA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

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‘Heterogreeneous Chemistry’ adheres to the philosophy of green chemistry, outlined in the ‘12 Principles of Green Chemistry’, and is intimately linked to heterogeneous catalysis. The concept of ‘Heterogreeneous Chemistry’ is illustrated in catalytic applications relating to uses of renewable feedstocks, in particular biomass. Since solvents play an essential role in green catalysis, ‘heterogreeneous’ aspects of solvents systems are discussed.


  • green chemistry;
  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • biomass;
  • biodiesel;
  • solvent systems