Solvent Effects in Chemistry: Advances in Applications and Research


Valérie Mireault (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

In Solvent Effects in Chemistry: Advances in Applications and Research, a critical review of solvent influence on the performance of metal catalysts in the hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds, specifically unsaturated aldehydes, ketones and ketoesters, is provided.

Additionally, the effects of solvent on the kinetics and mechanism of different reactions, stability, and sensitivity of the nanostructures are investigated.

The uses of a large of variety of solvents varying from non-polar low basic solvents to polar strong basic solvents are discussed, showing that the properties of different solvents strongly influence the product composition of both studied reactions.

The effects of solvent on the isomerization of monoterpenes epoxides as α- and β-pinene epoxide, limonene epoxide, verbenol epoxide, and nopol epoxide are explained from molecular and mechanistic points of view.

The concluding study explores how heterolytic bond dissociation forms ionic species, while the corresponding homolytic bond dissociation results in the formation of neutral radical species.



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Effect of Solvent on Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reactions: The Case of Hydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds for Production of Fine Chemicals
(Nicolás Maximiliano Bertero, Andrés Fernando Trasarti, Carlos Rodolfo Apesteguía and Alberto Julio Marchi, Catalysis Science and Engineering Research Group [GICIC], Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica [INCAPE], UNL-CONICET, Centro Científico Tecnológico, Santa Fe, Argentina)

Chapter 2. Solvent Effects on the Kinetics, Mechanism, Stability, Structural, and Reactivity in Chemical Reactions from Theoretical Viewpoint
(Mohammad Khavani, Mohammad Izadyar and Aliyeh Mehranfar, Computational Chemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)

Chapter 3. Solvent Effects in Biomass Processing: α- and β-Pinene Oxide Rearrangements
(Eliska Vyskocilova, Lada Sekerova, Eva Vrbkova, Iva Paterova, Jiri Trejbal and Libor Cerveny, Department of Organic Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 4. Solvent Effects in the Isomerization of Monoterpene Epoxides
(Julián E. Sánchez-Velandia and Aída L. Villa, Chemical Engineering Department, Antioquia University, Medellín, Colombia)

Chapter 5. Solvent Effects on Homolytic and Heterolytic Bond Dissociation Reactions
(Jinhu Wang, Chunli Liu, Xuejing Liu and Xian-Man Zhang, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Zaozhuang University, Zaozhuang, Shandong, China)


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