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Homogeneous Organocatalysis

Watson, Allan (2010) Homogeneous Organocatalysis. In: Encyclopedia of Catalysis. John Wiley & Sons Inc..

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Abstract

Catalysis plays a pivotal role in providing fuels, commodity and fine chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, as well as providing the means for strengthening environmental safeguards all over the world. More than 60% of all chemical products and 90% of chemical processes are based on catalysis. This chapter focuses on homogeneous organocatalysis.