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Molecular Catalysts for Energy Conversion

  • Tatsuhiro Okada
  • Masao Kaneko


  • Only book on catalytic processes for energy conversion

  • Careful presentation of the basic processes

  • Includes applications

  • Theoretical basics are also addressed

  • Useful reference for researchers and engineers as well as a study text for graduate students


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. K. Oyaizu, H. Murata, Makoto Yuasa
    Pages 139-162
  3. N. Koshino, H. Higashimura
    Pages 163-184
  4. T. Kogo, Y. Ogomi, S. Hayase
    Pages 251-262
  5. D. Wöhrle, M. Kaneko, K. Nagai, O. Suvorova, R. Gerdes
    Pages 263-297
  6. N. Asakura, I. Okura
    Pages 299-328
  7. H. Shiroishi
    Pages 329-365
  8. T. Okada, M. Kaneko
    Pages 411-422
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book


The role of molecular catalysts for energy conversion grows more and more important since these have wide applications in fuel cells, electrochemical solar cells, artificial photo-syntheses, and so on. A firm strategy for their design and application is awaited to cope with the expeditious solution of the latest energy and environment issues. This book aims to provide the basis of molecular catalysts useful in energy conversion and environmental protection, and to establish a methods for efficient processing, manufacturing and development. This book will be beneficial for those people who are studying, researching or developing molecular catalysts in energy conversion systems.


Adsorption Electrochemistry Energy conversion Helium-Atom-Streuung Molecular catalysts Molecular design Photochemistry catalysis fuel cell photosynthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Tatsuhiro Okada
    • 1
  • Masao Kaneko
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyIbarakiJapan
  2. 2.The Institute of Biophotochemonics, Co. Ltd.Mito, IbarakiJapan

About the editors

Tatsuhiro Okada has a long research career in fuel cell researches especially in polymer electrolyte fuel cells. His main interest covers characterization of polymer electrolyte membranes, anode and cathode catalysts and development of new materials and systems. Especially novel type of catalysts based on organic complexes are his recent research targets.

Masao Kaneko has been active in the research area of photoenergy conversion, artificial photosynthesis, photoelectrochemical cells, functional molecular and polymeric meta complexes, and electrocatalyses by functional molecule-coated electrodes. His recent research focuses on creation of sustainable energy from biomass under solar irradiation.

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