CQU7013 – INTRODUCTION TO CATALYSIS

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LEVEL: Master and Doctorate

CREDITS: 4

MAIN TOPICS:

Basic concepts applied to catalytic processes. Notions of catalysis and green chemistry. Catalytic systems involving classical coordination compounds and organometallic complexes. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Study of natural catalytic systems and their synthetic models. Catalytic reactions and their industrial applications. Photochemical catalysis.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE:

ATKINS, P. W.; OVERTON, T.; ROURKE, J.; WELLER, M.; ARMSTRONG, F. Shriver and Atkins’ Inorganic Chemistry. 5th ed. Oxford: OUP, 2010.

LEE, J. D. Concise Inorganic Chemistry. 5th ed. New York: Wiley, 1999.

HUHEEY, J. E.; KEITER, E. A.; KEITER, R. L. Inorganic Chemistry: principles of structure and reactivity. 4th ed. New York: Harper Collins, 1993.

ORO, L. A; SOLA, E. (Eds). Fundamentos y Aplicaciones de la Catálisis Homogênea. University of Zaragoza, 2000.

ROTHENBERG, G. Catalysis: concepts and green applications. Weinheim: Wiley VCH, 2008.

Scientific articles from international journals in the area.