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Catalysis and Green Chemistry

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
6
Lecturer: 
prof. Anna M. Trzeciak
Type: 
Optional
Lecture
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Laboratory
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

To gain knowledge of fundamentals of catalytic processes, elementary steps of catalytic reactions and reaction mechanism.
To understand principles of green chemistry and relations between green chemistry and catalysis.
To gain knowledge of industrial catalytic processes.
To understand how to modify chemical technology to turn them more environmentally friendly.

Assessment: 

Lecture: exam
Laboratory: evaluation based on work assessment and written report

Prerequisites: 

Bachelor studies

Contents: 

Phenomenon of catalysis, elementary steps of catalytic reactions. Mechanism of catalytic reaction and methods used in mechanistic studies. Evaluation of catalytic activity and reaction selectivity. Characterization of homogenous and heterogeneous catalytic systems. Immobilised catalysts and nanoparticles in catalysis. Application of catalytic reactions in organic synthesis and industry – oxidation, hydrogenation, hydroformylation, carbonylation, metathesis, C-C coupling. Methods used for recovery of catalyst from reaction mixture (biphasic systems, ionic liquids, supercritical fluids). Application of alternative energy sources in catalytic reactions.