Nanocatalysis : Synthesis and Applications

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-09-30
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This book reviews the synthetic applications of nanomaterials as catalysts, with the chapters emphasizing both catalytic performance and the synthesis and characterization of nanocatalysts. The reactions and processes covered show the relevance of nanocatalysts across the chemical industry fine chemical, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, and chemical engineering. Nineteen chapters cover the findings of research groups, worldwide perspectives, and expertise in various aspects of nanocatalysis. The first 6 chapters focus on nanocatalysts or nanocatalysis for carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom coupling reactions. The next 4 chapters focus on the use of nanocatalysts for oxidation-hydrogenation type reaction. The next 4 chapters cover nanomaterial-based photocatalysis and nanocatalysis for nonconventional sources of energy. The last couple of chapters focus on nanocatalysts and thier applications in the chemical industry. Each chapter includes a representative experimental procedure as an aid to researchers who can try the reactions in their lab without having to go through a further literature search.

Author Biography

VIVEK POLSHETTIWAR, PhD, is Reader heading the Nanocatalysis Laboratory in the Department of Chemical Sciences at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. His research examines advanced nanomaterials, catalysis, and green chemistry.

TEWODROS ASEFA, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University. Dr. Asefa is also Interim Director of the Rutgers Catalysis Research Center.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Graham Hutchings


List of Contributors

Chapter 1: Introduction to Nanocatalysis
Vivek Polshettiwar and Tewodros Asefa

Chapter 2: Nanocatalysts for the Heck Coupling Reactions
T. Asefa, A. V. Biradar, S. Das, K. K. Sharma, and R. Silva

Chapter 3: Nanocatalysts for the Suzuki Coupling Reactions
Liane M. Rossi, Natalia J. S. Costa, Jones Limberger, and Adriano L. Monteiro

Chapter 4: Sonogashira Reactions using Nano-Catalysts
Rafael Chinchilla and Carmen Nájera

Chapter 5: Nanocatalysts for Hiyama, Stille, Kumuda and Nigeshi C-C Coupling Reactions
Abhinandan Banerjee and Robert W. J. Scott

Chapter 6: Aryl Carbon-Heteroatom Coupling Reactions using Nano-Metal Catalyst
Brindaban C. Ranu, Debasree Saha, Debasish Kundu, and Nirmalya Mukherjee

Chapter 7: Nanostructured Catalysts for the Aldol, Knoevenagel, and Henry Reactions
T. Asefa, A. V. Biradar, S. Das, and R. Silva

Chapter 8: Nanocatalysts for Rearrangement Reactions
Joaquín García-Álvarez, Sergio E. García-Garrido, and Victorio Cadierno

Chapter 9: Oxidation of Alcohols using Nano-Catalysts
Takato Mitsudome and Kiyotomi Kaneda

Chapter 10: Tuning the Morphology of Metal Oxides for Catalytic Applications
Wenjie Shen

Chapter 11: Nanocatalysts for Hydrogenation Reactions
Radha Narayanan

Chapter 12: Hydrogenolysis Reactions using Nanocatalysts
Aziz Fihri and Vivek Polshettiwar

Chapter 13: Nanomaterials Based Photocatalysts
Biswajit Mishra and Deepa Khushalani

Chapter 14: Nanocatalysts for Water Splitting
Xu Zong, Gaoqing Lu, and Lianzhou Wang

Chapter 15: Properties of Nano-Catalytic Materials for Hydrogen Production from Renewable Resources
Zhong He and Xianqin Wang

Chapter 16: Nano-Catalysts for Biofuels
Vitaliy Budarin, Peter S. Shuttleworth, Brigid Lanigan, and James H. Clark

Chapter 17: Nano-Material Based Bio-Catalyst
Soo Youn Lee, Zhi-Kang Xu, Jeong Ho Chang, and Jin Hyung Lee

Chapter 18: Role of Nanocatalysis in Chemical Industry
Anirban Ghosh, K.S. Nagabhushana, Debabrata Rautaray and Rajiv Kumar

Chapter 19: Nanocatalysis: Activation of Small Molecules and Conversion into Useful Feedstock
Suresh Babu Kalidindi and Balaji R. Jagirdar


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