A world where the emphasis has shifted to being as green and environmentally friendly as possible leads to the requirement of this important 3-book set of the "Handbook of Green Chemistry" edited by the father and pioneer of Green Chemistry, Professor Paul Anastas.
This series summarises the significant body of work that has accumulated over the past decade that details the breakthroughs, innovation and creativity within Green Chemistry and Engineering. Edited by the well-known chemist, Professor Robert Crabtree, never before has the subject of green catalysis been so thoroughly covered.
Set I comprises of 3 books, with each volume focussing on a different area; Homogeneous Catalysis, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Biocatalysis.
This is an essential collection for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the world of green chemistry and for a variety of chemists, environmental agencies and chemical engineers.
"The Handbook of Green Chemistry" comprises of 12 volumes in total, split into subject-specific sets. The four sets are available individually.
Part I: Green Catalysis
- Volume 1: Homogeneous Catalysis
- Volume 2: Heterogeneous Catalysis
- Volume 3: Biocatalysis
Part II: Green Solvents
Part III: Green Processes
Part IV: Green Products
- Atom Economy
- Catalysis Involving Fluorous Phases: Fundamentals and Directions for Greener Methodologies
- Chemistry and Applications of Iron-TAML Catalysts in Green Oxidation Processes Based on Hydrogen Peroxide
- Microwave-Accelerated Homogeneous Catalysis in Water
- Ionic Liquids and Catalysis: The IFP Biphasic Difasol Process
- Immobilisation and Compartmentalisation of Homogeneous Catalysis
- Industrial Applications of Homogeneous Enantioselective Catalysts
- Hydrogenation for C-C Bond Formation
- Organocatalysis (Overview)
- Palladacycles in Catalysis
- Homogeneous Catalyst Design for the Synthesis of Aliphatic Polycarbonates and Polyesters
- Catalysis in High Temperature Water
- Zeolites in Catalysis
- Sol-Gel Sulphonic Acid Silicas as Catalysts
- Applications of Environmentally-Friendly TiO2 Photocatalysts in Green Chemistry
- Nanoparticles in Green Catalysis
- "Heterogreeneous" Chemistry
- Surface Bound Heterogeneous Catalysts via Surface Bound Organometallic and Inorganic Complexes
- Sustainable Heterogeneous Acid Catalysis by Heteropoly Acids
- TiO2 Based Solar Cells Sensitized by Metal Complexes (Overview)
- Automative Emission Control: Past, Present and Future
- Heterogeneous Catalysis for Hydrogen Production
- High Throughput Screening of Catalyst Libraries for Emissions Control
- Catalytic Conversion of High-Moisture Biomass to Synthetic Natural Gas in Supercritical Water
- Catalysis with Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases
- Biocatalytic Hydrolysis of Nitriles
- Biocatalytic Processes Using Ionic Liquids and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
- Thiamine-Based Enzymes for Biotransformations
- Baeyer-Villiger Monooxygenases in Organic Synthesis
- Bioreduction by Microorganisms
- Biotransformations and the Pharma Industry
- Hydrogenases and Alternative Energy Strategies
- PAH Bioremediation by Microbial Communities and Enzymatic Activities
Paul T. Anastas joined Yale University as Professor and serves as the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale. From 2004-2006, Paul Anastas has been the Director of the Green Chemistry Institute in Washington, D.C. Until June of 2004 he served as Assistant Director for Environment at e White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where his responsibilities included a wide range of environmental science issues including furthering international public-private cooperation in areas of Science for Sustainability such as Green Chemistry. In 1991, he established the industry-government-university partnership Green Chemistry Program, which was expanded to include basic research, and the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. He has published and edited several books in the field of Green Chemistry and developed the 12 principles of Green Chemistry.
Bob Crabtree took his first degree at Oxford, did his Ph.D. at Sussex and spent four years in Paris at the CNRS. He has been at Yale since 1977. He has chaired the Inorganic Division at ACS, and won the ACS and RSC organometallic chemistry prizes. He is the author of an organometallic textbook, and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry and Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry. He has contributed to C-H activation, H2 complexes, dihydrogen bonding, and his homogeneous tritiation and hydrogenation catalyst is in wide use. More recently, he has combined molecular recognition with CH hydroxylation to obtain high selectivity with a biomimetic strategy.
This three-volume set of books covers a wide range of topics within homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis, with contributions from well-known names in their respective fields. Overall, the books provide an overview of processes and reactions that can be considered 'green', with indications of where current directions in research may be going. The role of transition metals including the pgms within this area seems assured.
- Platinum Metals Review, November 2010