Polymeric Composites as Catalysts for Fine Chemistry

  • P. SundarRajan
  • K. GracePavithra
  • D. Balaji
  • K. P. GopinathEmail author


Current society has a growing demand for eco-friendly catalytic processes. Because catalytic processes are vital to various chemical industry, energy-related applications and environmental remediation. Exploration of effective heterogeneous catalyst for various application have been a popular research focus. Among them, composite catalyst has drawn considerable attention in the recent decades. In most of the chemical industry, composite catalysts are largely used to meet the requirements of catalytic performance such as high activity, high selectivity and improved stability during operation. Recently, polymer composite has received great interest for practical application because these materials offers easy recycling and recovery of catalyst, preventing loss of catalyst and easy separation of end-product. Hence, this chapter reviews the recent work on development of polymer-based composite catalyst. Significant performance and application of polymers composite catalyst employed in various fields are discussed. The chapter also reveals the pros and cons associated with the polymer composite in catalytic applications.


Polymer composite Catalyst Pollutant degradation Cross-coupling reaction Fuel cell 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. SundarRajan
    • 1
  • K. GracePavithra
    • 1
  • D. Balaji
    • 1
  • K. P. Gopinath
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of EngineeringKalavakkamIndia

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