"Design and Applications of Single-Site Heterogeneous Catalysts: Contributions to Green Chemistry, Clean Technology and Sustainability"

Reviewed by Richard Wells, surname given-names
2013 Platinum Metals Review  
Introduction In 2010 Sir John Meurig Thomas was awarded the Gerhard Ertl Lecture award by the Max Planck Institutes of Berlin. As a result of the lecture he has subsequently written the book entitled "Design and Applications of Single-Site Heterogeneous Catalysts: Contributions to Green Chemistry, Clean Technology and Sustainability". The work is as expected rather eloquently written by a leader in the fi eld and successfully attempts to summarise the huge volume of work published over the last
more » ... ished over the last decades. The book is split into three sections: fi rstly the reader is introduced to the concept of single-site heterogeneous catalysis with emphasis placed on the difference between materials such as aluminosilicates and immobilised homogeneous catalysts and the similarities between single-site heterogeneous catalysts and enzymes. The second and third sections are then divided between the use of microporous and mesoporous materials as single-site heterogeneous catalysts and how such materials can be used to eradicate the need for either hazardous or stoichiometric reagents. There are numerous examples of high quality work utilising single-site materials to modernise and improve the green credentials of reactions of industrial and academic interest, and two chapters deal with catalysis involving platinum group metals (pgms).
doi:10.1595/147106713x660297 fatcat:iksjfo5m6rfkrk6o4hr3yby6x4