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Catalytic Activation and Functionalisation of Light Alkanes

Advances and Challenges

  • Eric G. Derouane
  • Jerzy Haber
  • Francisco Lemos
  • Fernando Ramôa Ribeiro
  • Michel Guisnet

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. L. Villa, S. Rapagnà
      Pages 3-34
    3. Avelino Corma, Agustín Martínez
      Pages 35-74
    4. Ivan V. Kozhevnikov
      Pages 75-87
    5. J. Sommer, J. Bukala, M. Hachoumy, R. Jost
      Pages 89-109
    6. G. J. Hutchings
      Pages 125-156
    7. C. R. A. Catlow, R. G. Bell, J. D. Gale, D. W. Lewis, D. C. Sayle, P. E. Sinclair
      Pages 189-214
    8. P. P. Knops-Gerrits, A.-M. Van Bavel, G. Langouche, P. A. Jacobs
      Pages 215-257
    9. Roy A. Periana, Douglas J. Taube, Scott Gamble, Henry Taube, Hiroshi Fuji
      Pages 297-310
    10. Noritaka Mizuno, Makoto Misono
      Pages 311-331
    11. G. Djéga-Mariadassou
      Pages 333-367
    12. F. Solymosi
      Pages 369-388
  3. Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Jirí Cejka, Nadezda Zilková, Zdena Tvarozová, Blanka Wichterlová
      Pages 391-396
    3. Miroslaw Derewinski, Joanna Krysciak, Zbigniew Olejniczak, Bogdan Sulikowski, Gema Bueno, Vicente Cortés Corberán et al.
      Pages 397-401
    4. E. V. Shischak, M. S. Kazi, I. P. Dzikh, S. S. Abadjev, V. U. Shevchuk
      Pages 403-412

About this book


Light alkanes tend to be resistant to many forms of activation. The horizontal approach of the present book covers homogeneous, heterogeneous and biological catalysis, thus allowing readers to gain an awareness of progress and ideas in research areas different from their own. The book contains both general chapters, giving an overview of the subject, and specialised contributions that deal with the details and state of the art. A specialist report is also included which gives a critical insight into current progress and discusses future prospects and major challenges.
Audience: Newcomers and senior researchers in the field of alkane activation. The mixed theoretical and practical approach will be of interest to researchers and industrialists alike.


Chlor catalysis chemistry hydrogen methanol zeolites

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric G. Derouane
    • 1
  • Jerzy Haber
    • 2
  • Francisco Lemos
    • 3
  • Fernando Ramôa Ribeiro
    • 3
  • Michel Guisnet
    • 4
  1. 1.Leverhulme Centre for Innovative CatalysisUniversity of LiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Polish Academy of SciencesKrakowPoland
  3. 3.Instituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Université de PoitiersPoitiersFrance

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`... an important contribution towards the integration of different approaches to catalysis, as advocated in the Workshop report, and is sure to find its way on to the shelves of many laboratories in which catalysis research is being pursued or considered.'
Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 13 (1999)