© 1988

Surface Organometallic Chemistry: Molecular Approaches to Surface Catalysis

  • Jean-Marie Basset
  • Bruce C. Gates
  • Jean-Pierre Candy
  • Agnès Choplin
  • Michel Leconte
  • Françoise Quignard
  • Catherine Santini

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 231)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jean-Marie Basset, Bruce C. Gates, Jean-Pierre Candy, Agnès Choplin, Michel Leconte, Françoise Quignard et al.
    Pages 1-34
  3. Helmut Knözinger
    Pages 35-46
  4. Giuliano Longoni, Alessandro Ceriotti, Mario Marchionna, Giampietro Piro
    Pages 157-172
  5. Victor W. Day, Walter G. Klemperer, Curtis Schwartz, Ren-Chain Wang
    Pages 173-186
  6. Dominic M. T. Chan, William A. Nugent, William C. Fultz, D. Christopher Roe, Thomas H. Tulip
    Pages 187-196
  7. Richard M. Barrer
    Pages 221-244
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 311-330

About this book


Surface organometallic chemistry is a new field bringing together researchers from organometallic, inorganic, and surface chemistry and catalysis. Topics ranging from reaction mechanisms to catalyst preparation are considered from a molecular basis, according to which the "active site" on a catalyst surface has a supra-molecular character. This. the first book on the subject, is the outcome of a NATO Workshop held in Le Rouret. France, in May. 1986. It is our hope that the following chapters and the concluding summary of recommendations for research may help to provide a definition of surface organometallic chemistry. Besides catalysis. the central theme of the Workshop, four main topics are considered: 1) Reactions of organometallics with surfaces of metal oxides, metals. and zeolites; 2) Molecular models of surfaces, metal oxides, and metals; 3) Molecular approaches to the mechanisms of surface reactions; 4) Synthesis and modification of zeolites and related microporous solids. Most surface organometallic chemistry has been carried out on amorphous high-surf ace-area metal oxides such as silica. alumina. magnesia, and titania. The first chapter. contributed by KNOZINGER. gives a short summary of the structure and reactivity of metal oxide surfaces. Most of our understanding of these surfaces is based on acid­ base and redox chemistry; this chemistry has developed from X-ray and spectroscopic data, and much has been inferred from the structures and reactivities of adsorbed organic probe molecules. There are major opportunities for extending this understanding by use of well-defined (single crystal) oxide surfaces and organometallic probe molecules.


Organometallic chemistry Rhenium Titan catalysis metals transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Basset
    • 1
  • Bruce C. Gates
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Candy
    • 1
  • Agnès Choplin
    • 1
  • Michel Leconte
    • 1
  • Françoise Quignard
    • 1
  • Catherine Santini
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRSInstitut de Recherches sur la CatalyseVilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.Center for Catalytic Science and Technology, Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewark, DelawareUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surface Organometallic Chemistry: Molecular Approaches to Surface Catalysis
  • Editors Jean-Marie Basset
    Bruce C. Gates
    Jean-Pierre Candy
    Agnès Choplin
    Michel Leconte
    Françoise Quignard
    Cathérine Santini
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2724-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7834-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2971-5
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 330
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Inorganic Chemistry
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


`The book is fascinating to read and is warmly recommended to coordination chemists as well as surface and catalysis scientists, who will find here a wealth of stimulating ideas.'
R. Bertani, Inorganic Chimica, Acta, 157, 1989
`Without exception each chapter is a lucid account of the topic intelligible to the non-specialist.
I strongly recommend this book to my fellow synthetic inorganic chemists who may be thinking of applying their skills to heterogeneous systems. This book is full of answers to questions we are afraid to ask because they seem too basic.'
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 289:299, 1990