Best Reference Books – Kinetics and Catalysis

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

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1. “Kinetics and Catalysis in Microheterogeneous Systems: 38 (Surfactant Science)” by Michael Gratzel

“Kinetics and Catalysis in Microheterogeneous Systems: 38 (Surfactant Science)” Book Review: Recent developments in catalysis and kinetics are analysed. These are studied in microheterogeneous systems. This is a book for chemists and physicists.

2. “Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics” by I Chorkendorff and J W Niemantsverdriet

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“Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics” Book Review: This is a standard graduate textbook. The book introduces thermodynamics, physical chemistry and spectroscopy. It also introduces solid state chemistry and quantum chemistry. Catalysis from a molecular perspective is introduced. Processes like gas-to-liquids, coal-to-liquids are discussed. Biomass conversion and hydrogen production are also discussed.

3. “Chemical Kinetics And Catalysis” by Masel

“Chemical Kinetics And Catalysis” Book Review: This book provides the latest information in the subject. It links the traditional methods to modern ones. Various improvements through computational methods have been discussed. There are review chapters on kinetic concepts. Introduction to kinetics via rate equations and mechanisms is done. Explanation of reaction rates is given.It also predicts potential energy surfaces and discusses catalysis by modifying the reaction rate.

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4. “Catalysis and Kinetics: Molecular Level Considerations (Advances in Chemical Engineering)” by Guy B Marin

“Catalysis and Kinetics: Molecular Level Considerations (Advances in Chemical Engineering)” Book Review: This is a very important book on the subject. This book is for organic chemists, polymer chemists, and biological scientists. This book has been written by experts in the field. The descriptive area is combined with the mechanical part.Topics like that of catalysis and kinetics with their scope in chemical engineering are covered.

5. “Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis (Fundamental and Applied Catalysis)” by R A van Santen and Hans (J.)W Niemantsverdriet

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“Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis (Fundamental and Applied Catalysis)” Book Review: It is an important book of the subject. It covers both academic and industrial aspects. Manufacture of gasoline and plastics to fertilizers and herbicides is discussed. The book discusses the commercial importance of catalysis and intellectual challenges of catalytic use.This is a book for chemists, physicists, chemical engineers, and material scientists.

6. “Green Chemical Engineering: An Introduction to Catalysis, Kinetics, and Chemical Processes” by S Suresh and S Sundaramoorthy

“Green Chemical Engineering: An Introduction to Catalysis, Kinetics, and Chemical Processes” Book Review: This book discusses how to reduce use of non renewable energy. Development of eco friendly procedures has been discussed. This is called green chemistry. Its integration with reaction engineering is discussed. This book is more focussed on practical applications. It is divided into two parts. Basic principles are given in the first part. This includes chemical reaction engineering and reactor design. Second part deals with green reactors, green catalysis, and green processes. The book is equipped with illustration, applications and case studies. Exercises, examples and problems are also included. The book describes use of MATLAB® software for solving a number of reaction engineering problems.

7. “Kinetics and Catalysis in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Systems” by I M Kolesnikov

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“Kinetics and Catalysis in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Systems” Book Review: The book is divided into two parts. Kinetics of processes are discussed in the first part. They are discussed for heterogeneous systems. Kinetic equations for non-catalytic processes are solved by analytical methods. Structure and properties of catalysts are given in the second part. It also discusses various catalysis theories. The book describes mechanisms of elementary catalytic stages. Theoretical way of selecting catalysts for reactions is also discussed. This is based on the theory of catalysis by polyhedra and generalised Quantum-Chemical Principle. The book has adsorption, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis mechanisms.

8. “Enzyme Kinetics: Catalysis and Control: A Reference of Theory and Best-Practice Methods” by Daniel L Purich

“Enzyme Kinetics: Catalysis and Control: A Reference of Theory and Best-Practice Methods” Book Review: This is a basic reference book on the subject. Organic, inorganic, and physical chemical aspects of enzyme science are given. This book discusses kinetic tools to define enzyme catalysis. It also discusses kinetic isotope effects, the design of high-potency drugs.The behavior of regulatory enzymes is also given.

9. “Chemical Process Principles (Kinetics and Catalysis Part 3)” by O A Hougen
10. “Homogeneous Catalysis with Metal Complexes: Kinetic Aspects and Mechanisms” by Oleg N Temkin and P P Pozdeev

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“Homogeneous Catalysis with Metal Complexes: Kinetic Aspects and Mechanisms” Book Review: This book has a unique approach to the subject. There are various features like high activity and selectivity. This has been important for synthetic organic chemistry and commercial chemical technology. This book summarizes results of various experiments of the last 60 years.They were based on mechanisms of organic and inorganic reactions. These reactions were catalyzed with metal complexes.

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