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Homogeneous Catalysis : Understanding the Art - P. W. N. M. van Leeuwen

Homogeneous Catalysis

Understanding the Art

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Based on the author's extensive experience in both teaching and industrial practice this monograph gives real insight into many new and old reactions of importance. Although the focus is conceptual, many key industrial processes and applications that are important in the laboratory synthesis of organic chemicals are used as examples. The full range of topics is covered, such as fine chemicals, bulk chemicals, polymers, high-tech polymers, pharmaceuticals, but also important techniques and reaction types among other aspects. Each chapter starts with the basic knowledge and ends with up-to-date concepts. Homogeneous Catalysis: Understanding the Art provides a balanced overview of the vibrant and growing field of homogeneous catalysis to chemists trained in different disciplines and to graduate students who take catalysis as a main or secondary subject.

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"Van Leeuwen deals with the subject thoroughly and logically. He helps to pull together all the various strands, with very accessible sections ... . this is an extremely interesting and useful book for a wide range of practising chemists. It is both an excellent place to start and, for those closer to the subject ... it is a good reference book." (Duncan MacQuarrie, Chemistry World, Vol. 2 (9), September, 2005)

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Elementary stepsp. 29
Kineticsp. 63
Hydrogenationp. 75
Isomerisationp. 101
Carbonylation of methanol and methyl acetatep. 109
Cobalt catalysed hydroformylationp. 125
Rhodium catalysed hydroformylationp. 139
Alkene oligomerisationp. 175
Propene polymerisationp. 191
Hydrocyanation of alkenesp. 229
Palladium catalysed carbonylations of alkenesp. 239
Palladium catalysed cross-coupling reactionsp. 271
Epoxidationp. 299
Oxidation with dioxygenp. 319
Alkene metathesisp. 337
Enantioselective cyclopropanationp. 359
Hydrosilylationp. 371
C-H Functionalisationp. 387
Subject indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9781402019999
ISBN-10: 1402019998
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 14.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.76