1st Edition

Heterogeneous Catalysis in Organic Transformations

Edited By Varun Rawat, Anirban Das, Chandra Mohan Srivastava Copyright 2022
    214 Pages 153 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    As the broad challenges around energy and the environment have become the focus of much research, scientists and experts have dedicated their efforts to developing more active and selective catalytic systems for key chemical transformations. For many decades environmentally viable protocols for the synthesis of fine chemicals have been the crux of academic and industrial research. Heterogeneous Catalysis in Organic Transformations serves as an overview of this work, providing a complete description of role of heterogeneous catalysis in organic transformations and offering a review of the current and near future technologies and applications.

    • Discusses the fundamentals of catalysis and compares the advantages and disadvantages of different types of catalyst systems
    • Examines oxide nanoparticles and noble metal nanoparticles
    • Consider organometallic compounds, solid-supported catalysts, and mesoporous materials
    • Describes recent advances in metal-based heterogeneous catalysts and new reactions with possible mechanistic pathways

    Providing a comprehensive review of heterogeneous catalysis from the basics through recent advances, this book will be of keen interest to undergraduates, graduates, and researchers in chemistry, chemical engineering, and associated fields.

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Heterogeneous Catalysis in Organic Transformation

    Garima Sachdeva, Gyandshwar Kumar Rao, Varun Rawat, Ved Prakash Verma, and Navjeet Kaur

    Chapter 2 Oxide Nanoparticles in Heterogeneous Catalysis

    Garima Sachdeva, Jyoti Dhariwal, Monika Vats, Varun Rawat, Manish Srivastava, and Anamika Srivastava

    Chapter 3 Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Organic Catalysis

    Laxmi Devi, Komal, Sunita Kanwar, Kamal Nayan Sharma, Anirban Das, and Jyotirmoy Maity

    Chapter 4 Organometallic Compounds as Heterogeneous Catalysts

    Garima Sachdeva, Monu Verma, Varun Rawat, Ved Prakash Verma, Manish Srivastava, Sudesh Kumar, and Vanshika Singh

    Chapter 5 Solid-supported Catalyst in Heterogeneous Catalysis

    Garima Sachdeva, Dipti Vaya, Varun Rawat, and Pooja Rawat

    Chapter 6 Mesoporous Materials in Heterogeneous Catalysis

    Meenal Batra and Ashutosh Sharan Singh

    Chapter 7 Role of Metal-heterogeneous Catalysts in Organic Synthesis

    Sukhdev Singh and Deepika


    Dr Varun Rawat earned his MSc Chemistry degree from the University of Delhi and PhD from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India. He then joined the group of Professor Arkadi Vigalok as a PBC postdoctoral fellow, where he worked on the synthesis of calixarene-based complexes. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Amity University Haryana, India, and a visiting scientist at Tel Aviv University, Israel. His research interest includes the synthesis and application of calixarene-based chemosensors and catalysts. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers, five patents, and five book chapters.

    Dr Anirban Das earned his BSc Chemistry (Hons) degree from the University of Delhi, India. He then earned an MS degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA (Prof. Mark Mason, 2007), and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at University of Idaho, USA (Prof. Chien M Wai, 2012). He thereafter held postdoctoral positions in the United States at Northwestern University (Prof. Eric Weitz, 2012–2014), University of California (Prof. Francisco Zaera, 2014–2015) and at the Wayne State University (Prof. Eranda Nikolla, 2015–2017). Thereafter, he joined as a CSIR Pool Scientist at IIT Delhi, India working with Prof. A. K. Ganguli (2017–2020). He assumed his current position at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Forensic Sciences at Amity University Haryana as an Associate Professor in 2020. His current interests are broadly in the study of reaction mechanisms and chemical and photoelectrocatalysis using nanomaterials.

    Dr Chandra Mohan Srivastava earned his M. Tech. in Plastics Engineering and PhD degree from Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology and Delhi Technological University, Delhi respectively. He has worked as a Lecturer at Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology, Ahmedabad. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University Haryana, India. His research interests include polymer, biopolymer, nanomaterials for biomedical applications, nanofabrication using electrospinning, and polymer composites. He has published 25 peer-reviewed papers, six patents, and five book chapters.