In the past few years, supramolecular chemistry has led to new approaches in homogeneous catalysis. While host-guest chemistry had already found applications in catalysis as a result of the pioneering work carried out by Professor Ronald Breslow and Nobel prizewinner Professor Jean-Marie Lehn that began some 40 years ago, the construction of catalysts by supramolecular forces has only recently become a powerful tool. This development paves the way for large numbers of new potential catalysts that can be varied in an expedient way by changing the constituting building blocks. Written by some of the leading contributors in the field, this book is intended for both industrial and academic chemists with an interest in this area of catalysis. With its discussion of topics from ligand libraries to chirality-directed self-assembly, this is a must-have for chemists with organic, catalytic and polymer backgrounds, as well as those employing such compounds in industrial processes.
Piet van Leeuwen has been group leader at the Catalonian Institute of Chemical Research in Tarragona, Spain, since 2004 and Emeritus Professor of Homogeneous Catalysis at the University of Amsterdam since 1989. Until 1994 he headed a research group at Shell Research in Amsterdam, studying many aspects of homogeneous catalysis. He has coauthored 300 publications, 30 patents and many book chapters. In 2005 he was awarded the Holleman Prize for organic chemists by the Royal Netherlands Academy, as well as a Marie Curie Chair of Excellence.
Introduction to Supramolecular Catalysis Supramolecular Construction of Chelating Bidenate Ligand Libraries through Hydrogen Bonding: Concept and Applications in Homogeneous Metal Complex Catalysis Bio-Azolylazine Derivatives as Supramolecular Synthons for Copper and Silver [2x2] Grids and Coordination Polymers Chiral Metallocycles for Asymmetric Catalysis Catalysis of Acyl Transfer Processes by Crown-Ether Supported Alkaline-Earth Metal Ions Bio-Inspired Supramolecular Catalysis Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactivity in the Confines of a Chiral Supramolecular Assembly New Supramolecular Approaches in Transition Metal Catalysis; Template-Ligand Assisted Catalysis Encapuslation, Self-Assmbled Ligands and Supramolecular Catalyst Immobilization Chirality-Directed Self-Assembly: An Enabling Strategy for Ligand Scaffold Optimization Supramolecular Catalysis: Refocusing Catalysis