The book about homogeneous catalysis with metal complexes deals with the description of the reductive-oxidative, metal complexes in a liquid phase (in polar solvents, mainly in water, and less in nonpolar solvents). The exceptional importance of the redox processes in chemical systems, in the reactions occuring in living organisms, the environmental processes, atmosphere, water, soil, and in industrial technologies (especially in food-processing industries) is discussed. The detailed practical aspects of the established regularities are explained for solving the specific practical tasks in various fields of industrial chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, analytical chemistry and ecological chemistry. The main scope of the book is the survey and systematization of the latest advances in homogeneous catalysis with metal complexes. It gives an overview of the research results and practical experience accumulated by the author during the last decade.
About the Author
Gheorghe Duca is President of the Academy of Sciences of the Moldova Republic
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Homogeneous redox catalysis with transition metal compounds.- Biochemical processes and metal complexes as catalysts.- Catalytic processes and human diseases.- Catalytic processes in ecological chemistry.- Homogeneous catalysis with metal complexes in chemical industry and foodstuffs chemistry.