There is continued pressure on chemical and pharmaceuticalindustries to reduce chemical waste and improve the selectivity andefficiency of synthetic processes. The need to implement greenchemistry principles is a driving force towards the development ofrecoverable and recyclable catalysts.
The design and synthesis of recoverable catalysts is a highlychallenging interdisciplinary field combining chemistry, materialsscience engineering with economic and environmental objectives.Drawing on international research and highlighting recentdevelopments, this book serves as a practical guide for bothexperts and newcomers to the field.
Topics covered include:
- An introduction to the principles of catalyst recovery andrecycling
- Catalysts on insoluble and soluble support materials
- Thermomorphic catalysts, self-supported catalysts andperfluorous catalytic systems
- The development of reusable organic catalysts
- Continuous flow and membrane reactors
Each chapter combines principles with practical information onthe synthesis of catalysts and strategies for catalyst recovery.The book concludes with a comparison of different catalyticsystems, using case studies to illustrate the key features of eachapproach.
Recoverable and Recyclable Catalysts is a valuablereference source for academic researchers and professionals from arange of pharmaceutical and chemical industries, particularly thoseworking in catalysis, organic synthesis and sustainablechemistry.