Selective Catalysis for Renewable Feedstocks and Chemicals

  • Kenneth M. Nicholas

Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 353)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Keiichi Tomishige, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Masazumi Tamura
    Pages 127-162
  3. Camille Boucher-Jacobs, Kenneth M. Nicholas
    Pages 163-184
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 257-261

About this book


The series Topics in Current Chemistry presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in modern chemical research. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science.The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience.Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field.


Biomass Deoxydehydration Biomass-Derived Polymers Carbohydrate Conversion Conversion to Lactic Acid Hydrogenolysis Isosorbide Lignin Oxidation Polyols Production of Levulinates Substituted Furfurals

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth M. Nicholas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08653-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08654-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0340-1022
  • Series Online ISSN 1436-5049
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