Best Reference Books – Catalysis and Surface Chemistry

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Catalysis and Surface Chemistry subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Catalysis and Surface Chemistry along with reviews.

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1. “Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis” by Somorjai G A

Book Review: This book stresses on the modern concepts related to surface chemistry and catalysis science that are used in molecular level surface study and is a very good reference book for data and concepts related to surface and interface properties. The book describes the concept of surface chemistry and explains the interfaces that occur in everyday life. The book also explains about nanomaterial and polymer interfaces. The book also explains many concepts that surround surface properties like structure, thermodynamics, electrical properties and surface chemical bounds.

2. “The Role of Diffusion in Catalysis” by Satterfield C N and Sherwood T K
3. “The Microkinetics of Heterogeneous Catalysis” by Dumesic J A

“The Microkinetics of Heterogeneous Catalysis” Book Review: The book covers catalytic reactions and processes. It corroborates all the experimental data to describe the catalyst surface chemistry. Catalyst kinetic properties and surface chemical bonding properties are described. Covers synthesis for a plethora of catalytic reactions such as metals, oxides, and zeolite catalysts.

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4. “Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis” by Masel R I

Book Review: This is a very useful guide to chemical kinetics and catalysis and stresses on computational tool usage that is needed for studying chemical kinetics and catalytic phenomena. The book contains updated information on chemical kinetics along with computational methods for data fitting to appropriate rate equations. The book also illustrates how computational tools are applied to predict behavior of diverse and complex phenomena that includes biological systems, semiconductor growth and corrosion. The book also presents basic concepts with numerous solved problems and computer programs.

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5. “Fuel Cell Catalysis: A Surface Science Approach” by Andrzej Wieckowski

“Fuel Cell Catalysis: A Surface Science Approach” Book Review: The book provides an overview of fuel cell catalysis. It targets researchers and chemists studying and working in the industry. It covers molecular level description of catalysis, catalysis issues of both anode and cathode. Emphasis is laid on computation and bio-inspiration, surface sensitive techniques. Other concepts elucidated are: potential of modern computational techniques as DFT, ab initio MD, kinetic Monte Carlo simulations, reactivity and structure sensitivity, nanoparticles, “dynamic” catalysis, electrocatalysis vs. gas-phase catalysis, new experimental techniques, and nontraditional catalysts.

6. “Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience” by Kurt W Kolasinski

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“Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience” Book Review: The main idea of the book is chemical transformations and surface chemistry. It targets students as well as researchers of the subject. The book begins with simpler concepts before diving into complex topics. The reader can find a wide variety of problems and worked exercises complementing the concepts elucidated. Few topics covered are: Second harmonic generation (SHG), Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) at interfaces and capillary waves, charge transfer and carbon-based materials including graphene.

7. “Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis” by Richards

“Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis” Book Review: The book presents views on surface chemistry of catalysts. It can be accessed by anyone interested in the field. It covers preparation, characterization of heterogeneous catalysts and its applications. Further, it deals with structure and properties of catalytic processes. The book demonstrates the scope of surface chemistry of catalysts in various domains.

8. “Metal-oxygen Clusters” by John B Moffat

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“Metal-oxygen Clusters” Book Review: The book in discussion covers fundamentals of surface chemistry and catalytic properties. The book begins by introducing oxometalates before elucidating synthesis, characterization, structure, bulk properties and stability of these materials. It further deals with acid-catalyzed and oxidation processes, methods for synthesizing heteropoly oxometalates of Keggin structure. Techniques from spectroscopic through electrochemical to elemental analysis for characterization of oxometalates are elucidated. Acidic and oxidative properties of the heteropoly oxometalates along with identification of the two catalytic functions are covered.

9. “Catalysis and Surface Science” by Heinemann

“Catalysis and Surface Science” Book Review: The book covers concepts of catalysis and surface chemistry. It is prescribed for chemical engineers and researchers of the subject of surface science. Emphasis is laid on surface properties of liquid metals and liquid alloys.

10. “Material Concepts in Surface Reactivity and Catalysis” by Henry Wise

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“Material Concepts in Surface Reactivity and Catalysis” Book Review: The book in discussion deals with chemical properties of the surface in a reacting system. It is suitable for research scientists and students of the domain. It focuses on both physical and chemical properties of the surface. Bulk and surface imperfections, surface energy of multicomponent systems along with crystallite morphology, interface equilibria, adsorption and desorption kinetics are covered. Other concepts inculcated are: binding states, adsorbate structures, electronic properties of non-metal catalysts.

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