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Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry


Joost N.H. Reek and Sijbren Otto
Hardcover | 201 Pagina's | Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527321223

This long-awaited first book on this exciting new field in organic and supramolecular chemistry explains the fundamentals as well as possible applications of DCC. Authored by the "Who's Who" of DCC it spans the whole range of topics: catalysts, sensors, polymers, ligands, receptors, concluding with a look at future developments and perspectives. All set to become the standard text in the field, this one-stop reference contains everything organic, catalytic, polymer, physical and biochemists need to know.

Homogeneous Catalysis, Understanding the Art


Piet W.N.M. van Leeuwen
Hardcover | 428 Pagina's | Kluwer Academic Publishers Group | USA Edition | 2004
ISBN: 1402019998

The focus of this book is on concepts, but many key industrial processes and applications that are important in the laboratory synthesis of organic chemicals are used as examples. The full range of topics is covered, such as fine chemicals, bulk chemicals, polymers, high-tech polymers, pharmaceuticals, but also important techniques and reaction types among other aspects. For a few reactions, the process schemes, environmental concerns and safety aspects are included, to encourage catalyst researchers to think about these topics at an early stage of their projects and to communicate with chemical engineers, customers and the end-users. "Homogeneous Catalysis: Understanding the Art" provides a balanced overview of the vibrant and growing field of homogeneous catalysis to chemists trained in different disciplines and to graduate students who take catalysis as a main or secondary subject.


Rhodium Catalyzed Hydroformylation


Piet W.N.M. van Leeuwen, Carmen Claver
Paperback | 300 Pagina's | Kluwer Academic Publishers Group | USA Edition | 2002
ISBN: 1402004214

In the last decade there have been numerous advances in the area of rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation, such as highly selective catalysts of industrial importance, new insights into mechanisms of the reaction, very selective asymmetric catalysts, in situ characterization and application to organic synthesis. The views on hydroformylation which still prevail in the current textbooks have become obsolete in several respects. Therefore, it was felt timely to collect these advances in a book. The book contains a series of chapters discussing several rhodium systems arranged according to ligand type, including asymmetric ligands, a chapter on applications in organic chemistry, a chapter on modern processes and separations, and a chapter on catalyst preparation and laboratory techniques. This book concentrates on highlights, rather than a concise review mentioning all articles in just one line. The book aims at an audience of advanced students, experts in the field, and scientists from related fields. The didactic approach also makes it useful as a guide for an advanced course.