Large amounts of waste are generated everyday by chemical processes, such as inorganic salts from organic syntheses using stoichiometric equivalents of inorganic reagents and solvents. These types of dated stoichiometric chemical procedures are increasingly being replaced by more efficient catalytic alternatives, empowering chemists to be crucial upstream actors in reducing energy and input consumption.
Introduction—Green Chemistry and Catalysis
Opening with an introduction about the criticality of catalysis to green chemistry, this chapter continues on to discuss many transformations in organic synthesis, risky reagents, and reaction media that are important for catalytic considerations.
A thorough collection of major catalysis breakthroughs over the past decade. The three sections (homogenous, heterogenous, and biocatalysis) cover a number of conditions and applications for different types of catalysts.