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Catalysis of Organic Reactions
by Stephen R. Schmidt

Catalysis of Organic Reactions describes the use of both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalyst systems and includes original research articles on processes with potential industrial applications.


  • Covers the major methods and newest developments used in the study and application of catalysts in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Documents lectures presented by the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) and given by recognized leaders in the field
  • Presents articles as self-contained chapters, organized under common themes
  • Emphasizes hydrogenation, hydrogenolysis, C-C coupling, amination, and oxidation
  • Includes the 2006 Paul N. Rylander Award address by Gadi Rothenberg and the 2006 Murray Raney Award address by Isamu Yamauchi


Symposium on Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

  • On the Use of Immobilized Metal Complex Catalysts in Organic Synthesis
  • Supported Re Catalysts for Metathesis of Functionalized Olefins
  • Catalytic Hydrogenation of a Schiff's Base over Pd/Carbon Catalysts: Kinetic Prediction of Impurity Fate and Byproduct Formation
  • Halophosphite Ligands for the Rhodium Catalyzed Low-Pressure Hydroformylation Reaction
  • Development of a Monolithic Bioreactor: Tailor-Made Functionalized Carriers
  • Highly Selective Preparation of trans-4-Aminocyclohexane Carboxylic Acid from cis-Isomer over Raney® Nickel Catalyst
  • Gas-Phase Acetone Condensation over Hydrotalcite-like Catalysts
  • Gas Phase Trimerization of Isobutene Using Green Catalysts
  • Synthesis of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone over a Multifunctional Heterogeneous Catalyst: Effect of Metal and Base Components on Selectivity and Activity
  • The Control of Regio- and Chemo-Selectivity in the Gas-Phase, Acid-Catalyzed Methylation of 1,2-Diphenol (Catechol)
  • The Environmentally Benign, Liquid-Phase Benzoylation of Phenol Catalyzed by H-ß Zeolite. An Analysis of the Reaction Scheme

Symposium on Catlytic Oxidation

  • Biphasic Catalytic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons Using Immobilized Homogeneous Catalyst in a Microchannel Reactor
  • Reaction Pathways for Propylene Partial Oxidation on Au/TiO2
  • The Transformation of Light Alkanes to Chemicals: Mechanistic Aspects of the Gas-Phase Oxidation of n-Pentane to Maleic Anhydride and Phthalic Anhydride
  • Transition Metal Free Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols under Mild Conditions Using Stable Nitroxyl Free Radicals
  • Bromine-Free TEMPO-Based Catalyst System for the Oxidation of Primary and Secondary Alcohols Using NaOCl as the Oxidant
  • In situ Infrared Study of Catalytic Oxidation over Au/TiO2 Catalysis

Symposium on Catalytic Hydrogenation

  • 2006 Murray Raney Award Lecture: Synthesis and Features of New Raney® Catalysts from Metastable Precursors
  • Competitive Hydrogenation of Nitrobenzene, Nitrosobenzene and Azobenzene
  • Selective Hydrogenation of Dehydrolinalool to Linalool Using Nanostructured Pd-Polymeric Composite Catalysts
  • Modeling and Optimization of Complex Three-Phase Hydrogenations under Mass-Transfer Limitation and Catalyst Deactivation
  • The Effects of Various Catalyst Modifiers on the Hydrogenation of Fructose to Sorbitol and Mannitol
  • Cavitating Ultrasound Hydrogenation of Water-Soluble Olefins Employing Inert Dopants: Studies of Activity, Selectivity and Reaction Mechanisms
  • The Treatment of Activated Nickel Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of Pynitrile
  • Deactivation of Sponge Nickel and Ru/C Catalysts in Lactose and Xylose Hydrogenations
  • Selectivity Control in 1-Phenyl-1-Propyne Hydrogenation: Effect of Modifiers
  • Hydrogenation and Isomerization Reactions of Olefinic Alcohols Catalyzed in Homogeneous Phase by Rh(I) Complexes
  • Reductive Amination of Isobutanol to Diisobutylamine on Vanadium Modified Raney® Nickel Catalyst

Symposium on Novel Methods in Catlysis of Organic Reactions

  • How to Find the Best Homogeneous Catalyst
  • Novel Chloroaluminate Ionic Liquids for Arene Carbonylation
  • Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Nitro Compounds to the Corresponding Amines on Raney® Copper Catalysts
  • Selective Hydrogenolysis of Sugar Alcohols over Structured Catalysts
  • Twinphos: A New Family of Chiral Ferrocene Tetra-Phosphine Ligands for Asymmetric Catalytic Transformations
  • Catalyst Library Design for Fine Chemistry Applications
  • Dendrimer Templates for Pt and Au Catalysts

Symposium on Acid and Base Catalysis

  • Development of an Industrial Process for the Lewis Acid/Iodide Salt-Catalyzed Rearrangement of 3,4-Epoxy-1-Butene to 2,5-Dihydrofuran
  • A New Economical and Environmentally Friendly Synthesis of 2,5-Dimethyl-2,4-Hexadiene
  • Supported Heteropoly Acid Catalysts for Friedel-Crafts Acylation
  • Synthesis of Pseudoionones by Aldol Condensation of Citral with Acetone on Li-Modified MgO Catalyst
  • The One Step Synthesis of MIBK via Catalytic Distillation: A Preliminary Pilot Scale Study

Symposium on Green Catalysis

  • Producing Polyurethane Foam from Natural Oil
  • Carbonylation of Chloropinacolone: A Greener Path to Commercially Useful Methyl Pivaloylacetate
  • Recycling Homogeneous Catalysts for Sustainable Technology
  • "Green" Catalysts for Enhanced Biodiesel Technology
  • Continuous Deoxygenation of Ethyl Stearate: A Model Reaction for Production of Diesel Fuel Hydrocarbons
  • Glycerol Hydrogenolysis to Propylene Glycol under Heterogeneous Conditions
  • Developing Sustainable Process Technology
  • Selective Oxidation of Propylene to Propylene Oxide in CO2 Expanded Liquid System

Symposium on Other Topics in Catalysis

  • catASium® M: A New Family of Chiral Bisphospholanes and their Application in Enantioselective Hydrogenations
  • Synthesis of Chiral 2-Amino-1-Phenylethanol
  • Selective Tertiary-Butanol Dehydration to Isobutylene via Reactive Distillation and Solid Acid Catalysis
  • Leaching Resistance of Precious Metal Powder Catalysts-Part 2
  • Optimization of Reductive Alkylation Catalysts by Experimental Design
  • Accelerated Identification of the Preferred Precious Metal Powder Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenation of Multi-Functional Substrates
  • Transition Metal Removal from Organic Media by Deloxan® Metal Scavengers
  • Electroreductive Pd-Catalyzed Ullmann Reactions in Ionic Liquids


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Catalysis of Organic Reactions
by Stephen R. Schmidt
2006 • 552 pages • $178.95 + shipping
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