478 pages, 100 illustrations
New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a series of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.
New and Future Developments in Catalysis: Hybrid Materials, Composites, and Organocatalysts covers the synthesis of hybrid materials and composites using organocatalysts. All available catalytic processes are listed and a critical comparison is made between homogeneous versus heterogeneous catalytic processes. The economic pros and cons of the various processes are also discussed and recommendations are made for future research needs. It offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas. It is a clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case. It outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes.
"Chemists and materials scientists explore catalysts that have been made more complex in order to deal with situations in which simple catalytic systems are not adequate. Their topics include hybrid catalysts for olefin metathesis and related polymerizations, spillover phenomena in electrocatalysis for oxygen and hydrogen electrode reactions, catalytic applications of polyoxometalates encapsulated in inorganic materials, [...] "
– Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
1 - Hybrid Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis and Related Polymerizations (Hynek Balcar, Wieslaw J. Roth)
2 - Open-Framework Hybrid Materials and Composites from Polyoxometalates (M. Ishaque Khan, LaSalle Swenson)
3 - Heterogenization of Homogeneous Catalysts on Carbon Materials (M.C. Roman-Martinez, C. Salinas-Martinez de Lecea)
4 - Current Catalytic Processes with Hybrid Materials and Composites for Heterogeneous Catalysis (Kajornsak Faungnawakij, Kongkiat Suriye)
5 - Organogold Complexes—An Important Role in Homogenous Catalysis and a Golden Future as Heterogenized (Hybrid) Materials (Miguel Peixoto de Almeida, Sonia A.C. Carabineiro)
6 - Catalysis by Transition Metal Complexes Immobilized in Inorganic or Hybrid Matrices by the Sol-Gel Method (Regina Buffon)
7 - Blending of Non-Petroleum Compounds with Current Hydrocarbon Feeds to Use in the Thermo-Catalytic Steam-Cracking Process for the Selective Production of Light Olefins (Raymond Le Van Mao, HaiTao Yan, Abdualhafed Muntasar, Nabil Al-Yassir)
8 - Spillover Phenomena in Electrocatalysis for Oxygen and Hydrogen Electrode Reactions (Jelena M. Jaksic, Georgios D. Papakonstantinou, Diamantoula Labou, Angeliki Siokou, Milan M. Jaksic)
9 - Synergistic Effect of Metal/Oxide Catalysts in the Water-Gas Shift Reactions: A Theory-Guided Rational Design of Better Catalysts (Ping Liu)
10 - Metal Catalysts Immobilized in Ionic Liquids: A Couple with Opportunities for Fine Chemicals Derived from Biomass (Michael T. Kessler, Jackson D. Scholten, Martin H.G. Prechtl)
11 - Polyoxometalates Encapsulated in Inorganic Materials: Applications in Catalysis (Frederic Lefebvre)
12 - Environmental Synthesis Concerns of Zeolites (Eng-Poh Ng, Xiaoqin Zou, Svetlana Mintova)
13 - Heterogeneous Polyoxometalate-Containing Mesoporous Catalysts (Gerasimos S. Armatas)
14 - Supported and Reusable Organocatalysts (G. Rajesh Krishnan, K. Sreekumar)
15 - Functionalized Porous Silicates as Catalysts for Water and Air Purification (Natasa Novak Tusar, Veneslav Kaucic, Natasa Zabukovec Logar)
16 - Silsesquioxanes and Their Use as Precursors for Catalysts and as Model Compounds (Paolo P. Pescarmona, Carmela Aprile, Shanmugan Swaminathan)
17 - Palladium Catalysts Deposited on Functionally Modified Siliceous Supports (P. Stepnicka, M. Semler, J. Cejka)
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Steven Suib is one of the leading figures in solid-state catalysis and renewable systems in the US. His 450 publications, 40 patents, and authorship on multiple books on the topic of catalysis is proof of this, as is his distinguished Professor status. He is also editor for Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, which puts him in a perfect position to keep abreast with current developments in the area. He has been a prominent and prolific catalysis researcher for many years encompassing all aspects of the fields from synthesis, characterization, catalysis, to applications. He easily works in both basic fundamental academic research as well as applied industrial research.