About this book
Researchers in catalysis and surface science will find this book to be an invaluable compendium of material on the preparation, characterization, and investigation of model catalyst systems, including single sites, supported and unsupported clusters, and single crystals of metal, metal alloys, and metal oxides. The connections made between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis are particularly welcome.
--Alexis T. Bell, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
This is a superb collection of papers covering the latest developments in the use of models in fundamental catalytic science. It is a valuable addition to the libraries of those interested in the fundamentals of surface-catalyzed reactions.
--D. Wayne Goodman, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
This is a comprehensive collection of the development of surface science over the last four decades. The book proves that the era of oversimplified model systems is over; the dynamics of materials and reactions is now accessible for rigorous experimental and theoretical study. The book is an invaluable, authoritative source of information both for the surface scientist and the catalysis practitioner.
--Robert Schlögl, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin, Germany
This book is an important resource for anyone interested in the latest advances in catalysis. It contains contributions from leaders in the field, and addresses issues related to mechanism, characterization, and selectivity. A wide range of new catalyst design principles is introduced, within the context of chiral surfaces for enantioselective reactions, novel catalyst compositions and structures, well-defined, single site catalytic centers, and the influence of nanostructures on catalytic performance.
--T. Don Tilley, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley