This text provides a balanced introduction to the principles and techniques of heterogeneous catalysis. Beginning with the basic chemistry and physics of catalysis, the book goes on to pay particular attention to the contribution that surface science is making to our understanding of catalysis. It concludes with chapters devoted to carefully chosen examples of real catalytic systems, including catalytic action by enzymes and industrial processes based on solid catalysis. Looking to the future, the book introduces many novel types of catalysis. This book should be of interest to undergraduates and postgraduates in chemistry and related fields.
As the title of this clearly written and nicely produced book suggests, it is about heterogeneous catalysis...The publication of the present book...is therefore welcomed. Chemistry and Industry; ...Particular strengths of the book include good writing style, numerous figures and tables, and excellent organization. This book gives an excellent perspective of surface processes that occur in catalytic systems. Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Glossary of organic compound nomenclature; Introduction to catalysis; general aspects of catalysis at surfaces; the constitution of catalytic surfaces; the detection of adsorbates on solid surfaces; chemisorption processes at solid surfaces; catalytic actions on solid surfaces; catalytic action by enzymes; industrial processes based on solid catalysts.