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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter January 1, 2009

Recoverable catalysts. Ultimate goals, criteria of evaluation, and the green chemistry interface

  • John A. Gladysz


Attempts are made to define the "ideal synthesis", "ideal catalyst", and "ideal recoverable catalyst". Although these unattainable limits can never be realized, they help to focus attention on attributes chemists should strive for. Criteria for evaluating catalyst recovery are analyzed, and increased attention to the critical and constructive evaluation of competing "green" chemical technologies is advocated.


IUPAC CHEMRAWN XIV Conference on Green Chemistry:Toward Environmentally Benign Processes and Products, Chemical Research Applied To World Needs, CHEMRAWN, Chemical Research Applied To World Needs, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 2001-06-09–2001-06-13

Published Online: 2009-01-01
Published in Print: 2001-08-01

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