Catalyst Separation, Recovery and Recycling

Chemistry and Process Design

  • David J. Cole-Hamilton
  • Robert P. Tooze

Part of the Catalysis by Metal Complexes book series (CMCO, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. D. J. Cole-Hamilton, R. P. Tooze
    Pages 1-8
  3. J. N. H. Reek, P. W. N. M. Van Leeuwen, A. G. J. Van Der Ham, A. B. De Haan
    Pages 39-72
  4. N. J. Ronde, D. Vogt
    Pages 73-104
  5. Ernst Wiebus, Boy Cornils
    Pages 105-143
  6. Clare R. Mathison, David J. Cole-Hamilton
    Pages 145-181
  7. P. Wasserscheid, M. Haumann
    Pages 183-213
  8. Charles M. Gordon, Walter Leitner
    Pages 215-236
  9. D. J. Cole-Hamilton, R. P. Tooze
    Pages 237-248
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-250

About this book


Homogeneous Catalysis: Separation, Recovery and Recycling

David Cole-Hamilton and Robert Tooze (Editors)

A volume in the Catalysis by Metal Complexes book series

 This book looks at new ways of tackling the problem of separating reaction products from homogeneous catalytic solutions. The new processes involve low leaching supported catalysts, soluble supports such as polymers and dendrimers and unusual solvents such as water, fluorinated organics, ionic liquids and supercritical fluids. The advantages of the different possibilities are discussed alongside suggestions for further research that will be required for commercialisation. Unlike other books, in addition to the chemistry involved, the book looks at the process design that would be required to bring the new approaches to fruition. Comparisons are given with existing processes that have already been successfully applied and examples are given where these approaches are not suitable

The book includes:

New processes for the separation of products from solutions containing homogeneous catalysts

Catalysts on insoluble or soluble supports – fixed bed catalysts - continuous flow or ultrafiltration

Biphasic systems: water - organic, fluorous - organic, ionic liquid – organic, supercritical fluids (monophasic or biphasic with water, organic or ionic liquid)

Comparisons with current processes involving atmospheric or low temperature distillation

Consideration of Chemistry and Process Design

Advantages and disadvantages of each process exposed

Consideration of what else is need for commercialisation

  This book is an invaluable resource for industrialists in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, particularly those involved with improving environmental impact of current or future processes. It is also a useful resource for academics who wish to apply homogeneous catalysis to solving real problems and for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in catalysis.

If you are an industrialist interested in cleaner, cheaper synthesis, an academic interested in applying homogeneous catalysis as a synthetic methodology, or a practitioner looking to solve real technological problems then this book is for you.


catalysis chemistry polymer supercritical fluid water

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Cole-Hamilton
    • 1
  • Robert P. Tooze
    • 2
  1. 1.EaStCHEM, School of ChemistryUniversity of St. AndrewsSt. Andrews, FifeScotland
  2. 2.Sasol Technology (UK) Ltd.St. Andrews, FifeScotland

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