Apply an Omnibus of Knowledge from Leaders in the Field

The unexpected diversity of topics presented at previous gatherings forced organizers of 2008’s 22nd Conference on Catalysis of Organic Reactions to expand its format to reflect the remarkable current degree of specialization in the field. Catalysis of Organic Reactions contains a compilation of papers presented at the event, and subsequently, few books will be able to match the breadth and depth of its content.

Featuring papers by respected scientists from academia, industry, and the governmental research-and-development sector, it covers various aspects of the production, sale, and use of catalysts for practical purposes. Articles concentrate on the general area of catalyzed synthesis, emphasizing the production of organic chemicals. With a focus on application rather than theory, the dominant theme is the traditionally practiced area of heterogeneous catalysis. Topics include:

  • Hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis

  • C-C coupling

  • Amination and oxidation (including the precious metal, supported base metal, and sponge metal, Raney process, and homogeneous catalyst types)

  • End uses of products, including industrial petrochemicals, fine chemicals, and pharma intermediates

Those working with applied catalysis will benefit greatly from this consolidation of insights and reviews of the latest developments in the field. Each of the papers presented were edited by ORCS members, drawn from both academia and industry, and peer-reviewed by experts in related fields of study.

New Chemistry, Including Pulp Bleaching Processes, of the Golden-Aged, Water-Soluble Compound, Tris(hydroxymethyl) phosphine. Design and Serendipity in the Discovery and Development of Homogeneous Catalysts for Organic Synthesis. Asymmetric Hydrogenation of an Amino Acid Intermediate in the Synthesis of Complex Drug Targets: From Kinetic Modeling to Process Development. Process Intensification. Continuous Two-Phase Catalytic Reactions in a Table-Top Centrifugal Contact Separator. Application of Scavengers for the Removal of Palladium in Small Lot Manufacturing. Large-Scale Synthesis of Thienobenzazepine Derivatives Using Two Efficient Metal Catalyzed Processes Telescoped: Nitro Reduction and Intramolecular Aminocarbonylation. Manufacture and Application of Asymmetric Hydrogenation Catalysts. Hydrogenation of Nitro-Substituted Acetophenones. Tuning Selectivity through the Support in the Hydrogenation of Citral over Copper Catalysts. Improved Activity of Catalysts for the Production of Hydroxylamine. A .Trans-Effect. in Carbon Double-Bond Hydrogenation. Detailed Kinetic Analysis Reveals the True Reaction Path: Catalytic Hydrogenation, Hydrolysis and Isomerization of Lactose. Hydrogenation of a,ß-Unsaturated Aldehydes over Ir Catalysts Supported on Monolayers of Ti-Si and Nb-Si. 4,6-Diamino Resorcinol by Hydrogenation, a Case Study. Novel Hydrogenolysis Route to Perfluoroalkyl Ethane Thiols. New Insight into the Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Model Unsaturated Organic Compounds. Catalytic Reductive Alkylation of Aromatic and Alkyl Amines and Diamines over Sulfided and Unsulfided Platinum Group Metals. Catalytic Synthesis of N,N-Dialkylglucamines. Simple Catalytic Synthesis of N,N.-Dialkyl-N,N.-di(1-deoxyglucityl) ethylenediamines, Sugar-Based Gemini Surfactants. Anchored Wilkinson.s Catalyst: Comparison with the Homogeneous Catalyst and Supported Rhodium with Respect to Reaction Selectivity. Synthesis of New Ligands for the Preparation of Combined Homogeneous and