This handbook and ready reference brings together all significant issues of practical importance for interested readers in one single volume. While covering homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, the text is unique in focusing on such important aspects as using different reaction media, microwave techniques or catalyst recycling. It also provides a comprehensive treatment of modern-day coupling reactions and emphasizes those topics that show potential for future development, such as continuous flow systems, water as a reaction medium, and catalyst immobilization, among others. With its inclusion of large-scale applications, this will equally be of great interest to industrial chemists.
?rp?d Moln?r is a Professor of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Szeged (retired in 2008). He earned his C.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1979 and 1990, respectively. He carried out postdoctoral research with Professor Gerard V. Smith at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1982-1983. He worked with Nobel laureate George A. Olah in Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1992-1994 (Moulten Distinguished Fellow), 2001 and 2006-2007. He authored about 220 publications including original research papers, reviews, book chapters, and books.
Table of Contents
General introduction to cover the most important C-C coupling reactions High-turnover Pd catalysts Coupling/recycling with magnetically separable catalysts Heterogeneous Pd catalysts supported on ordered solids The use of polymers for immobilization Coupling/recycling in non-conventional media (ionic liquids, supercritical CO2) Coupling/recycling in aqueous media Recycling - general discussion and major achievements Microwave-assisted synthesis in coupling reactions Coupling reactions in continuous flow systems Industrial applications