Superacid Chemistry

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 26, 2009 - Science - 872 pages
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The chemistry of superacids has developed in the last two decades into a field of growing interest and importance. Now available in a new expanded second edition, this definitive work on superacids offers a comprehensive review of superacids and discusses the development of new superacid systems and applications of superacids in the promotion of unusual reactions. Covering Bronsted and Leurs superacids, solid superacids, carbocations, heterocations, and catalyzed reactions, this timely volume is invaluable to professionals, faculty, and graduate students in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.
 

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Contents

Preface to the First Edition
xix
1 General Aspects
1
2 Superacid Systems
35
3 Carbocations in Superacid Systems
83
4 Heterocations in Superacid Systems
311
5 SuperacidCatalyzed Reactions
501
Outlook
789
Index
791
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Ronald M. Heck, PHD, is President of RMH Consulting, wherehe specializes in consultation on environmental catalysis for auto,diesel, and stationary sources; general catalysis; fuel cells;reaction engineering: combustion technology; and chemicalengineering. Previously, Dr. Heck was a Research Managerresponsible for developing new catalyst technology for EngelhardCorporation's worldwide customers in environmental catalysis.

Robert J. Farrauto, PHD, is a research Fellow at BASFCatalysts and Adjunct Professor in the Earth and Environmentalengineering Department of Columbia University in the City of NewYork where he teaches courses in catalysis and supervises graduatestudent research, His responsibilities at BASF catalysts includethe development of advanced catalysts for hydrogen economy. He hasworked extensively i9n the development of catalysts for theenvironmental, petroleum, and chemical industries.

Suresh T. Gulati, PHD, is a Consultant to the Science andTechnology Division of Corning. He has also been a research fellowwith Corning, specializing in the behavior of brittle materials.Dr. Galati has many years of experience working with automotivesubstrates, with an emphasis on their design and durability fordiesel and passenger car applications.

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