Oxidation reactions are an important chemical transformation in both academia and industry. Among the major advances in the field has been the development of catalytic processes, which are not only selective and efficient, but also allow the replacement of common stoichiometric oxidants with molecular oxygen, ideally from air at atmospheric pressure. This results in processes with higher atom efficiency, where water is the only side product in line with the principles of green chemistry.
Focusing on the use of molecular oxygen as the terminal oxidant, this book covers recent advances in both heterogeneous and homogeneous systems, with and without metals and on the "taming" of the highly reactive oxygen gas by use of micro-flow reactors and membranes. A useful reference for industrial and academic chemists working on oxidation processes, as well as green chemists.
Esteban Mejía studied chemistry at National University of Colombia in Bogota, where he also obtained his master's degree on organometallic and polymer chemistry. In 2008 he moved to Switzerland to pursue his PhD in homogeneous catalysis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) with Prof. Antonio Togni. In 2012 he joined the group of Prof. Matthias Beller at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) in Rostock (Germany) as a postdoc. In 2014 he started his independent career at LIKAT where he is currently leader of the group of Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis. His current research focuses in homogeneous catalysis, organometallic chemistry, polymers and silicon chemistry.
Introduction: Catalysis, Oxygen and Sustainability; Aerobic Oxidations Reactions using Metal-Based Homogeneous Systems; Aerobic Oxidations Reactions using Metal-Based Heterogeneous Systems; Aerobic Oxidations Reactions using Metal-Free Heterogeneous Systems; Aerobic Oxidations Reactions using Metal-Free Homogeneous Systems; Photocatalytic Aerobic Oxidations Reactions; Bio-catalyzed Aerobic Oxidations Reactions; Aerobic Oxidation Reactions in Continuous Flow Microreactors; Aerobic Oxidation Reactions in Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Industries; Industrial Aerobic Oxidation Reactions of Hydrocarbons
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