Heterogeneous Catalysis Module
Definition of catalyst, history of catalysis and areas of interest in heterogeneous catalysis. Entropic and Entalpic contribute to the kinetic constant. chemical kinetic, kinetics laws, order of reaction: 1°e 2° order. Definition of catalysis and its implication. Introduction to physi and chemiAdsorption. Energy potential in the physi and chemisorption processes. Activation Energy in the chemisoprtion. Kinetic laws in heterogeneous catalysis for mono and bi molecular reactions. Characterization techniques in Heterogeneous Catalysis. Heterogeneous catalysis in the modern industry.
Homogeneous Catalysis Module
Fundamental aspects of the organometallic chemistry of transition metals. Elementary steps: insertion, de-insertion, oxidative addition and reductive elimination, nucleophilic or electrophilic attack on coordinated ligands.
Principles and applications of homogeneous catalysis. Asymmetric catalysis.
Important processes in homogeneous catalysis, such as: hydrogenation, isomerisation, carbonylation, hydroformylation, oligomerisation and polymerisation, cross-coupling reactions, oxidation and epoxidation, alkene metathesis, hydrosilylation, C-H functionalization, transformation of carbon dioxide.