1st Edition

Chemistry of Dehydrogenation Reactions and Its Applications

Edited By Syed Shahabuddin, Rama Gaur, Nandini Mukherjee Copyright 2024
    292 Pages 281 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The present book focuses on advancement in the application of heterogeneous catalytic materials for the dehydrogenative synthesis of valuable organic compounds from substrates such as alcohols and simple aliphatic compounds. Several heterogeneous transition metals-based catalytic materials are explored for the synthesis of valuable chemicals for industrial applications. The book provides insight into the application of state-of-the-art technology for energy utilization and clean chemical synthesis.


    • Offers a wide overview of dehydrogenation catalytic chemistry catalyzed by transition metals and their compounds.
    • Helps design novel and more benign and uncomplicated protocols for the synthesis of valuable chemicals from readily available raw materials.
    • Provides deeper insight into the aspect of dehydrogenation reactions for clean chemical synthesis via a cascade process.
    • Summarizes new mechanistic details of dehydrogenation reactions, experimental side development and applications of dehydrogenation techniques.
    • Explores alternative solutions for the assimilation and transportation of clean energy in the form of hydrogen energy utilization.

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in chemical engineering, chemistry, catalysis, organic synthesis, pharmaceutical chemistry and petrochemistry.

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Dehydrogenation Reactions of Organic Compounds

    Syed Shahabuddin, Nandini Mukherjee, and Rama Gaur

    Chapter 2 Transition Metal-Based Catalyst for Dehydrogenation Reactions of Organic Compounds

    Atul Kumar

    Chapter 3 Transition Metal Catalyst Free Dehydrogenative Organic Synthesis: Role of New Materials, Composites, and Nanomaterials

    Prakash Chandra and Syed Shahabuddin

    Chapter 4 Dehydrogenation Reaction of Aliphatic and Aromatic Alcohols

    Vijay Bahadur and Chandni Pathak

    Chapter 5 Dehydrogenation Reactions of Hydrocarbons: Alkane, Alkenes, and Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Chandni Pathak and Vijay Bahadur Singh

    Chapter 6 Dehydrogenation Reactions of Aliphatic and Aromatic Amines

    Nandini Mukherjee and Sauvik Chatterjee

    Chapter 7 Dehydrogenation Reactions of Aliphatic and Aromatic Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives

    Megha Balha

    Chapter 8 Dehydrogenation Reactions of Heterocyclic Compounds and Their Derivatives

    Prakash Chandra and Syed Shahabuddin

    Chapter 9 Recent Advances in Dehydrogenative Technique for Hydrogen Energy Storage and Utilization

    Prakash Chandra and Syed Shahabuddin

    Chapter 10 Dehydrogenation Reactions and Inspirations from Nature for the Synthesis of Building Blocks Leading to Valued Pharmaceutical Compounds

    Pravin R. Bhansali, Vijayendran K. K. Praneeth, and Ronald E. Viola

    Chapter 11 Industrial Applications of Dehydrogenation Reactions: Process Design of Reactors

    Ravi Tejsavi

    Chapter 12 Future Aspects of Dehydrogenation Reactions

    Rama Gaur and Syed Shahabuddin

    Chapter 13 Utilizing Ruthenium (Ru) Complexes in Dehydration Reactions of Saturated and Unsaturated Compounds

    Khushbu G. Patel and Saami Ahmed

    Chapter 14 Dehydrogenation Reactions Incorporating Membrane Catalysis

    Hiralkumar Morker, Pratik Saha, Bharti Saini, and Anirban Dey

    Chapter 15 A Greener Dehydrogenation: Environmentally Benign Reactions

    Ankita Saini, Monalisa Bourah and Sunil Kumar Saini

    Chapter 16 Application of Pt- and Non Pt-Based Zeolitic Catalysts for Dehydrogenation of Light Alkanes

    Hardik Koshti and Rajib Bandyopadhyay

    Chapter 17 Porous Nanomaterials as Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Dehydrogenation of Paraffin

    Sauvik Chatterjee and Nandini Mukherjee


    Dr. Syed Shahabuddin obtained his M.Sc. in materials chemistry in 2011 from Jamia Millia Islamia, India. He was awarded a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Malaya, Malaysia in September 2016. He has served as Assistant Manager in Samtel Avionics Limited for almost three years in research and development of avionics grade displays. Formerly, he has worked as a Senior Research Fellow (senior lecture) at Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET), Sunway University, Malaysia for more than 2 years. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor in Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, and Gujrat. He has published more than 120 research articles in International journals of repute and presented 30 papers in International/National conferences. He has successfully completed two research project as PI and two research project as CO-I whereas he is currently Co-I for 8 running projects with different institutes in Malaysia. He is the member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and reviewer of many high impact journals. His current research focus on the synthesis of Nanomaterials, 2D-MXene, Graphene, conducting polymer nanocomposites for water treatment, photocatalysis, supercapacitors, DSSCs, nanofluids for solar thermal applications, waste lubricant oil refining and phase change materials.

    Dr. Rama Gaur is Assistant Professor, School of Technology, PDPU Gandhinagar, Gujarat. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from IIT Roorkee in 2017. Dr. Gaur has expertise in the synthesis of nanoscale materials with interesting and unique morphologies through simple and economical chemical approaches; shape and size dependent optical, magnetic and electrochemical properties; applications in photocatalysis, optoelectronics, electrochemical sensing, electrocatalytic reduction/oxidation, solar energy conversion, energy storage devices, supercapacitors, water splitting and environmental remediation. Dr. Gaur has recently received research grant for DST-SERB-TARE Grant in collaboration with IIT Gandhinagar. Dr. Gaur has served as Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technology Hamirpur and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una (Himachal Pradesh). She has vast experience in teaching and research.

    Dr. Nandini Mukherjee completed her bachelor's (B.Sc. Hons.) in chemistry from Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta in 2012 and master's in chemistry from Banaras Hindu University in 2014. She received her Ph.D. in bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2020. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Prior to joining PDEU she has also worked as a research associate in IISc Bangalore. She has more than 5 years of research experience in organic synthesis and coordination chemistry and published her research in international peer-reviewed journals. Her current research interest focuses on the design and synthesis of molecules that have applications in the field of chemo-sensing of toxins and monitoring biological phenomena; She is also working to develop cost-effective nanomaterials for application in medicinal chemistry and the renewable energy sector.