Handbook of Homogeneous Hydrogenation: 3 Volumes Johannes G. de Vries (Editor), Cornelis J. Elsevier (Editor)

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Handbook of Homogeneous Hydrogenation: 3 Volumes

Johannes G. de Vries (Editor), Cornelis J. Elsevier (Editor)
1641 pages
November 2006


This multi-volume handbook is the first to cover all questions concerning homogeneous hydrogenation. As such, it presents the catalysts, the scope of their application, mechanistic aspects, asymmetric methods, combinatorials catalysis, recycling methods and industrial examples. In 45 clearly structured chapters, the book includes all hydrogenation reactions catalyzed by soluble transition metal-based catalysts. All authors adopt an applied approach, emphasizing those aspects important for industrial use.
With some 2,000 illustrations and 50 tables, this is a must-have for everyone working in the chemicals and pharmaceutical industries, as well as for graduate students in chemistry.
Historic introduction and mechanism of homogeneous hydrogenation
Hydrogenation kinetics
Spectroscopic techniques in homogeneous hydrogenation
Homogeneous hydrogenation of alkenes, alkynes and dienes
Homogeneous hydrogenation of aldehydes, ketones, esters and anhydrides
Aromatic and heteroaromatic hydrogenation
Homogeneous hydrogenation of CO2
(Aromatic) Dehalogenation reactions
Homogeneous polymer hydrogenation
Transfer hydrogenation
Diastereoselective hydrogenations
Dehydrogenations of alkanes and alcohols
Asymmetric olefin hydrogenation
Asymmetric ketone and beta-ketoester hydrogenations (including mechanism)
Asymmetric hydrogenation of alpha-ketoesters
Asymmetric C=N hydrogenation
Asymmetric transfer hydrogenation
High throughput experimentation and ligand libraries
Industrial applications
Two-phase aqueous hydrogenations
Homogeneous hydrogenations in neoteric solvents
Immobilisation techniques
Hydrogen activation in biological systems and model systems
Transition metal catalysed regeneration of hydrogenase cofactors
Catalyst deactivation
Chemical engineering aspects


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