Advances in Inorganic Chemistry

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, 1st Edition

Homogeneous Catalysis

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, 1st Edition,Rudi van Eldik,Colin Hubbard,ISBN9780124045828

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry

van Eldik   &   Hubbard   

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The Advances in Inorganic Chemistry series present timely and informative summaries of the current progress in a variety of subject areas within inorganic chemistry, ranging from bio-inorganic to solid state studies. This acclaimed serial features reviews written by experts in the field and serves as an indispensable reference to advanced researchers. Each volume contains an index, and each chapter is fully referenced.


Bioinorganic, inorganic, supramolecular and organometallic chemists

Rudi van Eldik

Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London). His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.

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University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany

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Colin Hubbard

Colin D. Hubbard was raised in Norfolk, England. He completed his Secondary Education at Hastings Grammar School, and his Tertiary Education at the University of Sheffield, earning a Bachelors Degree and a Doctorate in Chemistry, the latter with R.G. Wilkins and S.F.A. Kettle. Postdoctoral research followed at MIT and Cornell University, both with G.G. Hammes, and subsequently in Biochemistry at the University of California in Berkeley, with J.F. Kirsch. He joined the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire, becoming a full Professor in 1979. In 1994 he began a continuing and ongoing collaboration with Rudi van Eldik at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, being resident there for five years. This was followed by a contract as a Research Scientist and Manager at Unilever Research (Colworth Laboratories, UK). He has spent sabbaticals at the Universities of Kent, Canterbury, Alberta, Leicester, and Sevilla, Spain. A selection of significant publications, with due acknowledgement to all other authors, illustrating his research interests, include, Inorg. Chem, 4, 828 (1965), ibid 5, 622 (1966), results contributing to formulation of the Eigen-Wilkins mechanism, proton tunnelling (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 98, 1870 (1976)); mechanism of acylation of chymotrypsin (J. Biol. Chem., 252, 1633 (1977)); reactivities of iron(II)-diimine complexes (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 106, 1717 (1984) & Inorg. Chem. 31, 1383 (1992)), a volume profile analysis for carbonic anhydrase catalysis, (J. Phys. Chem., 100, 9161 (1996)), a 10 year collation and review of volumes of reaction and volumes of activation for inorganic, organometallic and organic reactions (Chem. Rev., 98, 2167, (1998)). He has contributed articles in volumes honouring F. Basolo, and R.G. Pearson, in Coord. Chem. Rev., and Inorg. Chim. Acta. (2010). He was co-editor and author of the book “Chemistry under Extreme or non-Classical Conditions”, (1997), and co-editor and author in Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Vols 54, 61, 65 and 68. A recent review (Chem. Soc. Rev. 40, 272 (2011)) appeared: “Understanding Reaction Mechanisms in Ionic Liquids”. He acknowledges a long term fruitful research collaboration with John Burgess (University of Leicester). Member: Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His interests are cycling, motor cycling and motor cycle racing, growing vegetables and fruit: he holds memberships in Rutland Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Friends of Rutland County Museum, the Ramblers, English Heritage, and Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club.

Affiliations and Expertise

Oakham, Rutland, UK

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Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, 1st Edition

  • Series Page
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Homogeneous Multicopper Catalysts for Oxidation and Hydrocarboxylation of Alkanes
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Multicopper Complexes and Coordination Polymers
    • 3 Oxidation of Alkanes
    • 4 Hydrocarboxylation of Alkanes
    • 5 Final Comments
    • References
  • Chapter Two. Homogeneous Catalytic Olefin Epoxidation with Molybdenum Complexes
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Organomolybdenum Complexes Bearing a Mo–C s-Bond
    • 3 ?5-Cyclopentadienyl Molybdenum Complexes
    • 4 Summary and Outlook
    • References
  • Chapter Three. Manganese and Iron Bleaching and Oxidation Catalysts
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Epoxidation of Alkenes
    • 3 Cellulosic Bleaching
    • 4 Paint Drying
    • 5 Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter Four. Green Challenges of Catalysis via Iron(IV)oxo and Iron(V)oxo Species
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Iron(IV)oxo Complexes
    • 3 A Race for Iron(V)oxo Molecules
    • 4 Oxidative Catalysis in Aqueous Environment
    • 5 Back to Nature or Metal-Organic Framework Instead of a Protein Coat?
    • 6 Concluding Remarks
    • References
  • Chapter Five. Manganese Compounds as Versatile Catalysts for the Oxidative Degradation of Organic Dyes
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Metal Ion-Catalyzed Oxidative Dye Degradation by H2O2
    • 3 Comparative Study of a Mn(II)-Monomer and the Corresponding Oxo-Bridged Mn(III/IV)-Dimer
    • 4 Metal Ion-Catalyzed Oxidative Degradation of Orange II by Peracetic Acid
    • 5 Concluding Remarks
    • References
  • Chapter Six. Catalysis or Convenience? Perborate in Context
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Uses and Importance
    • 3 Peroxoanion Salts
    • 4 Peroxoanions in Solution
    • 5 Kinetics and Mechanisms
    • 6 Perborate—Catalysis or Convenience?
    • References
  • Index
  • Contents of Previous Volumes

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