Based on the papers and posters presented at the 15th Conference on Catalysis of Organic Reactions, this work covers developments in the study of catalysis as it relates to organic synthesis, emphasizing applications in industrial processes. Over 1000 bibliographic citations and over 250 tables, drawings, and photographs are provided. Theoretical and practical aspects of the field are highlighted.
". . .the works published in this book. . .give a good overview of the state-of-the-art in catalysis of organic reactions. The information and the abundant practical examples given, make this book a well-suited reference source. "
"This volume contains a large number of contributions by experts in various fields of catalysis and as such provides a wealth of information on a wide range of aspects of catalysis. . .it is a useful addition to the bookshelf for those involved in catalysis. "
---Platinum Metals Review
The Process of Catalyst Selection; Influence of Catalyst Preparation Methodology on the Selectivity of Supported Transition Metal Catalysts; The Effect of Reaction Conditions on Catalyst Selectivity; Selectivity: What it Means to the Fats and Oil Processor; Surfaces of Raney Catalysts; Catalyst Filtration: What's Right for Me?; Precious Metal Recovery and the Precious Metal Loop; Heterogeneous Catalysis in Organic Synthesis; Selective Organic Synthesis - How Can Solids Help?; Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Aryl Halides and Aryl Triflates to Itaconate Diesters: A Convenient Preparation of E-Benzylidenesuccinate Diesters; A Novel Fixed Bed Catalyst for the Direct Combination of H2, and O2 to H2O2; Primary Amine Syntheses from Olefins, Syngas, and Ammonia; Asymmetric Synthesis by Ru-BINAP; The Reductions of 2-Methyl-2-alkenoic Acids with Ruthenium (BINAP) Catalysts; Multinuclear NMR Observation of a Ru (II)-BINAP Catalyst and Possible Intermediates in the Reduction of Ketoesters; Homogeneous Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Imines; Homogeneous Hydrogenation of Imines Catalyzed by Iridium Complexes; On the Role of Modifier-Substrate Interactions in Different Heterogeneous Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions; New-Asymmetric Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation Reactions; Organometallic Chemistry in Industrial Vitamin A and Vitamin E Synthesis; New Methods of Designing Drug Delivery Systems by Catalytic Reactions on Template Polymers; Highly Chemoselective Catalytic Hydrogenation of Polar Unsaturation Using Cu(1); Complexes and H2; Some Catalytic Problems in Reductive Amination of Ketones; Reductive Alkylation of Acetophenone with Aniline; Synthesis of R2NR Dissymetric Amines over Copper or Nickel Based Catalysts. (Part Contents).