Science and Technology

  • John R. Anderson
  • Michel Boudart

Part of the Catalysis book series (CATALYSIS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. G. Chinchen, P. Davies, R. J. Sampson
    Pages 1-67
  3. J. C. Mol, J. A. Moulijn
    Pages 69-129
  4. K. C. Pratt
    Pages 173-226
  5. J. H. Lunsford
    Pages 227-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-262

About this book


Catalytic oxidation processes are bf central importance to a substantial part of large-scale chemical industry. Indeed, this area of industrial catalysis has an extremely long history which stretches back well into the last century. The development and growth of catalytic oxi­ dation processes for the manufacture of commodities such as sulfuric acid and nitric acid can be viewed as indicators for the growth of the early and middle years of the entire inorganic chemical industry, and in an analogous fashion the manufacture of products such as phthalic anhydride, maleic anhydride and ethylene oxide has been central to the development of an organic chemical industry. We should all be able" to learn from history, and present-day scientists and technologists will find considerable benefit in following the account of the historical development of catalytic oxidation processes presented in Chapter I by Drs. G. Chinchen, P. Davies and R. J. Sampson. Alkenes are important intermediates in many processes in organic chemical industry. Being mostly petroleum­ derived, the alkene availability pattern does not necessar­ ily match consumption requirements and an alkene inter­ conversion process such as metathesis is clearly of in­ dustrial importance. In fact alkene metathesis, in addi­ tion to its industrial significance, poses an interesting mechanistic problem. upon which considerable effort has been expended in recent years and which is now fairly well understood.


Alkene Pet catalysis development growth heat transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Anderson
    • 1
  • Michel Boudart
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIRO Division of Materials Science, Catalysis and Surface Science LaboratoryUniversity of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. of Chemical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-93280-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93278-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0175-9361
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