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Sustainable Catalysis

Without Metals or Other Endangered Elements Part 1

RSC Green Chemistry


Professor James Clark, Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK

Series Editors:

Professor George A. Kraus, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Professor Andrzej Stankiewicz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Professor Peter Siedl, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Titles in the Series:

1: The Future of Glycerol: New Uses of a Versatile Raw Material

2: Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry

3: Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Fine Chemicals

4: Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies

5: Chemical Reactions and Processes under Flow Conditions

6: Radical Reactions in Aqueous Media

7: Aqueous Microwave Chemistry

8: The Future of Glycerol: 2nd Edition

9: Transportation Biofuels: Novel Pathways for the Production of Ethanol, Biogas and Biodiesel

10: Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing

11: Green Trends in Insect Control

12: A Handbook of Applied Biopolymer Technology: Synthesis, Degradation and Applications

13: Challenges in Green Analytical Chemistry

14: Advanced Oil Crop Biorefineries

15: Enantioselective Homogeneous Supported Catalysis

16: Natural Polymers Volume 1: Composites

17: Natural Polymers Volume 2: Nanocomposites

18: Integrated Forest Biorefineries

19: Sustainable Preparation of Metal Nanoparticles: Methods and Applications

20: Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry: 2nd Edition

21: Natural Product Extraction: Principles and Applications

22: Element Recovery and Sustainability

23: Green Materials for Sustainable Water Remediation and Treatment

24: The Economic Utilisation of Food Co-Products

25: Biomass for Sustainable Applications: Pollution Remediation and Energy

26: From C–H to C–C Bonds: Cross-Dehydrogenative-Coupling

27: Renewable Resources for Biorefineries

28: Transition Metal Catalysis in Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation

29: Green Materials from Plant Oils

30: Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Based Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites

31: Ball Milling Towards Green Synthesis: Applications, Projects, Challenges

32: Porous Carbon Materials from Sustainable Precursors

33: Heterogeneous Catalysis for Today's Challenges: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

34: Chemical Biotechnology and Bioengineering

35: Microwave-Assisted Polymerization

36: Ionic Liquids in the Biorefinery Concept: Challenges and Perspectives

37: Starch-based Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites

38: Sustainable Catalysis: With Non-endangered Metals, Part 1

39: Sustainable Catalysis: With Non-endangered Metals, Part 2

40: Sustainable Catalysis: Without Metals or Other Endangered Elements, Part 1

41: Sustainable Catalysis: Without Metals or Other Endangered Elements, Part 2

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Sustainable Catalysis

Without Metals or Other Endangered Elements Part 1

Edited by

Michael North

Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York, York, UK



RSC Green Chemistry No. 40

Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-640-4

PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-209-3

ISSN: 1757-7039

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

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