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Platinum Metals Rev., 2001, 45, (3), 110

The Catalyst Technical Handbook

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Johnson Matthey have published an informative 82-page brochure, “The Catalyst Technical Handbook”, which covers the use of catalysts for chemical reactions important in industrial synthesis. The handbook recommends platinum group metal homogeneous, heterogeneous and FibreCat™ anchored homogeneous catalysts for each reaction type discussed. This allows the user to make informed decisions relevant to their individual circumstances. Advice on optimising the operating conditions is also included.

Sections cover hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, hydroformylation, carbonylation, decarbonylation, hydrosilylation, cross-coupling, cyclopropanation and carbene reactions, isomerisation, oligomerisation and polymerisation, selective oxidation, chiral catalysts, and also particulate catalysts.

The brochure has extensive information on typical reaction schemes, and advice on catalyst handling and services, such as recycling.

To obtain “The Catalyst Technical Handbook”, “The Catalytic Reaction Guide” or a Catalyst Sample Kit, please contact Chemical Sales, First Floor – HQ Building, Johnson Matthey, Orchard Road, Royston, Herts SG8 5HE; Fax: +44 (0) 1763 253573; E-mail: chemicals@matthey.com; Internet: http://www.chemicals.matthey.com.

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