Using various examples throughout the text, this volume describes the potential of solid base catalysis. Readers will find an overview of solid base catalysis and the versatility of the reactions to which solid base catalysts can be utilized.
The importance of solid base catalysts has come to be recognized for their environmentally benign qualities, and much significant progress has been made over the past two decades in catalytic materials and solid base-catalyzed reactions. The book is focused on the solid base. Because of the advantages over liquid bases, the use of solid base catalysts in organic synthesis is expanding. Solid bases are easier to dispose than liquid bases, separation and recovery of products, catalysts and solvents are less difficult, and they are non-corrosive. Furthermore, base-catalyzed reactions can be performed without using solvents and even in the gas phase, opening up more possibilities for discovering novel reaction systems. Using numerous examples, the present volume describes the remarkable role solid base catalysis can play, given the ever increasing worldwide importance of "green" chemistry. The reader will obtain an overall view of solid base catalysis and gain insight into the versatility of the reactions to which solid base catalysts can be utilized. The concept and significance of solid base catalysis are discussed, followed by descriptions of various methods for the characterization of solid bases, including spectroscopic methods and test reactions. The preparation and properties of base materials are presented in detail, with the two final chapters devoted to surveying the variety of reactions catalyzed by solid bases.
Presents all aspects of solid base catalysis in a comprehensive way
Gives an important contribution to "green" chemistry
Describes methods for the characterization of solid bases
Presents in detail the preparation and properties of catalytic materials
Curriculum Vitae Hideshi Hattori
Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University, Research Promoting Professor, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University
Rice University, USA
1983 Visiting Professor, University of North Dakota, USA
2004: Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore
2006: Visiting Professor, University Technology of Malaysia
2007: Research Visiting Professor, KFUPM (Saudi Arabia)
Academic activity: President of Catalysis Society of Japan, 2001
Awards: Award of Catalysis Society Japan, 1995
Award of Japan Institute of Petroleum, 1997
Publication: Original papers about 250 (by 2008) .
Career Summary of Hideshi Hattori
post-doctral work at Rice University
1973: Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
2003: Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University
2007: Research Promoting Professor at Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University
2001: president of the Catalysis Society of Japan for 2001, and chairman of TOCAT 4