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Solid Base Catalysis


Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 101)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yoshio Ono, Hideshi Hattori
    Pages 1-9
  3. Yoshio Ono, Hideshi Hattori
    Pages 11-68
  4. Yoshio Ono, Hideshi Hattori
    Pages 219-341
  5. Yoshio Ono, Hideshi Hattori
    Pages 343-409
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 411-421

About this book


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.


Zeolites acid-base catalysis base materials preparation base materials properties chemical engineering green chemistry solutions heterogeneous catalysis physical chemistry solid base catalysts solid bases surface science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
  2. 2.Hokkaido UniversityJapan

About the authors

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

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