ChemSusChem

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Special Issue: Catalysis and Sustainable Development

June 22, 2009

Volume 2, Issue 6

Pages 457–595

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    1. Cover Picture: Sustainability in Catalytic Oxidation: An Alternative Approach or a Structural Evolution? (ChemSusChem 6/2009) (page 457)

      Fabrizio Cavani and Joaquim Henrique Teles

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200990021

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      The cover picture shows a view of the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, Germany; the largest and most highly integrated chemical site in the world. Integration, also called "Verbund," is the key success factor for sustainable chemistry. Ludwigshafen is also home to BASF's central research facility, where some of today's most efficient selective oxidation processes have been developed. One recent example is the new hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) process shown in the inset. It was developed at BASF in a joint effort with Dow and is now the world's largest chemical process using H2O2 as oxidant. In their Review on page 508 F. Cavani and J. H. Teles critically assess the most recent developments in industrial oxidation processes.

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      Graphical Abstract: ChemSusChem 6/2009 (pages 461–464)

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200990022

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    1. Water Splitting on Semiconductor Catalysts under Visible-Light Irradiation (pages 471–485)

      Rufino M. Navarro Yerga, M. Consuelo Álvarez Galván, F. del Valle, José A. Villoria de la Mano and José L. G. Fierro

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900018

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      Splitting image: Sustainable hydrogen production is a key target for the development of alternative, future energy systems that will provide a clean and affordable energy supply. This Minireview focuses on the development of semiconductor catalysts that enable hydrogen production via water splitting upon visible-light irradiation.

    2. Acylation Reactions over Zeolites and Mesoporous Catalysts (pages 486–499)

      Martina Bejblová, Dana Procházková and Jiří Čejka

      Article first published online: 6 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900007

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      Sievilized chemistry: Molecular sieves are highly active and selective catalysts with industrial potential for acylation reactions. Zeolites are the catalysts of choice when shape-selectivity influences the preferential formation of some products, while high conversions are achieved over mesoporous catalysts with enhanced diffusion rates of reactants and products.

    3. Mono- and Multisite Solid Catalysts in Cascade Reactions for Chemical Process Intensification (pages 500–506)

      Maria J. Climent, Avelino Corma and Sara Iborra

      Article first published online: 25 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800259

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      Catscade reactions: Heterogeneous catalysis can enable sustainability by carrying out multistep reactions in one step. It is shown that single- and multisite solid catalysts can be designed to carry out cascade reactions for the synthesis of fine chemicals.

  6. Review

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    1. Sustainability in Catalytic Oxidation: An Alternative Approach or a Structural Evolution? (pages 508–534)

      Fabrizio Cavani and Joaquim Henrique Teles

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900020

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      Catalytic oxidation provides several examples of the remarkable steps made forward towards a more sustainable chemical industry: use of alternative reactants, the design of new catalysts, new reactions, and new reactor technologies. The recent developments described in this Review clearly show that better sustainabily and improved economics often go hand in hand.

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    1. Esterification of Acidic Oils over a Versatile Amorphous Solid Catalyst (pages 535–537)

      Federica Zaccheria, Simona Brini, Rinaldo Psaro, Nicola Scotti and Nicoletta Ravasio

      Article first published online: 28 MAY 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900047

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      An amorphous SiO2–ZrO2catalyst shows high activity in the esterification of free fatty acids contained in vegetable oils while at the same time promoting the transesterification of triglycerides. The catalyst is hence a good candidate for a low-waste deacidification pretreatment or for a one-pot biodiesel production process starting from oils with a high acid content.

    2. N-Formylation of Amines via the Aerobic Oxidation of Methanol over Supported Gold Nanoparticles (pages 538–541)

      Tamao Ishida and Masatake Haruta

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800260

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      Dress code: formyl. Gold nanoparticles supported on NiO catalyze the one-pot N-formylation of amines with methanol and molecular oxygen to produce formamide at a selectivity of 90 %. This process generates methyl formate in situ, followed by reaction with amines.

    3. A Direct Route to Bifunctional Aldehyde Derivatives via Self- and Cross-Metathesis of Unsaturated Aldehydes (pages 542–545)

      Xiaowei Miao, Cédric Fischmeister, Christian Bruneau and Pierre H. Dixneuf

      Article first published online: 28 MAY 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900028

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      Ruthenium-catalyzed self- and cross-metathesis, with acrolein, acrylonitrile, acrylic acid and methylacrylate, of the bioresource undecylenic aldehyde leads to a variety of unsaturated ω-functional aldehydes. Tandem olefin metathesis/hydrogenation catalytic reactions afford saturated C20 and C12 diols in good yields.

    4. Ruthenium-Catalyzed Direct Arylations of N-Aryl 1,2,3-Triazoles with Aryl Chlorides as Electrophiles (pages 546–549)

      Lutz Ackermann, Robert Born and Rubén Vicente

      Article first published online: 5 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900014

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      Ring ring ring: Ruthenium-catalyzed direct arylations of N-aryl 1,2,3-triazoles with chlorides as arylating reagents proceed efficiently with an in situ generated complex derived from phosphane PCy3 in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as solvent.

  8. Articles

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    1. Ruthenium-catalyzed Selective Monoamination of Vicinal Diols (pages 551–557)

      Sebastian Bähn, Annegret Tillack, Sebastian Imm, Kathleen Mevius, Dirk Michalik, Dirk Hollmann, Lorenz Neubert and Matthias Beller

      Article first published online: 25 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900034

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      Highly selective monoamination of vicinal diols: The reaction of vicinal diols with primary and secondary amines is catalyzed by [Ru3(CO)12] and N-phenyl-2-(dicyclohexyl-phosphanyl)pyrrole to generate the corresponding amino alcohols with high selectivity and good yields.

    2. Molecular-Weight-Enlarged Multiple-Pincer Ligands: Synthesis and Application in Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution Reactions (pages 558–574)

      Niek J. Ronde, Daniel Totev, Christian Müller, Martin Lutz, Anthony L. Spek and Dieter Vogt

      Article first published online: 6 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800256

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      Bigger is better: PCP pincer ligands are attached to soluble supports of different shapes. Disc-like structures lead to excellent retention by nanofiltration. High selectivity towards the linear trans products is obtained in palladium-catalyzed allylic alkylation and amination. The kinetics of an allylic amination reaction are studied and one of the molecular-weight-enlarged homogeneous catalysts is applied in a membrane reactor under continuous conditions.

    3. Effect of Halide and Acid Additives on the Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide using Supported Gold–Palladium Catalysts (pages 575–580)

      Edwin Ntainjua N., Marco Piccinini, James C. Pritchard, Jennifer K. Edwards, Albert F. Carley, Jacob A. Moulijn and Graham J. Hutchings

      Article first published online: 6 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800257

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      Acidity is crucial: The effect of halide and acid addition on the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide is studied for magnesium oxide- and carbon-supported bimetallic gold–palladium catalysts. When using a Au–Pd/C catalyst, the acidity of the methanol/water solvent has a profound effect on the productivity (P).

    4. Catalytic Processing of Lactic Acid over Pt/Nb2O5 (pages 581–586)

      Juan Carlos Serrano-Ruiz and James A. Dumesic

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900004

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      Aqueous solutions of lactic acid derived from biomass can be catalytically upgraded over Pt(0.1 %)/Nb2O5 into an organic phase rich in C4–C7 ketones that spontaneously separates from water. The single-reactor process retains 50 % of the feed carbon in the organic layer. The niobia support catalyzes C[BOND]C coupling reactions and plays a key role in directing the synthesis towards these valuable products.

    5. Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing: A Matter of Resources, Wastes, Hazards, and Costs. (pages 587–592)

      Jean-Paul Lange

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900003

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      Chemical processes can be made more sustainable by minimizing their consumption of natural resources, the impact of wastes, their hazards, and their costs. These four basic dimensions are discussed and applied to three chemical processes that Shell applies commercially and has improved over several decades.

  9. Book Review

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    1. Biomass Recalcitrance—Deconstructing the Plant Cell Wall for Bioenergy.Edited by Michael E. Himmel (page 593)

      Claus Felby

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900056

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      Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2008. 528 pp., hardcover US$ 180.00—ISBN 978-1-4051-6360-6

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      Preview: ChemSusChem 7/2009 (page 595)

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200990024

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