This course gives fundamental knowledge of solid catalysts. Topics include properties of metal oxides and metal oxides as acid-base catalytic materials. This course also focuses on the structures of porous materials and its acidity and basicity. The effect of pore structures on the selectivity of catalytic reactions will be also discussed. Furthermore, catalysis by metal catalysts, sulfides, and oxide in typical reactions such as hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, metathesis, and oxidation reactions will be specifically explained from a chemical point of view. Finally, the role of solid catalysts in biomass conversions will be introduced.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Acquire fundamental knowledge of catalysis based on physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry.
2) Deepen their knowledge of chemistry through heterogeneous catalysis.
3) Understand catalytic materials such as metal oxides and porous materials, typical catalytic reactions (hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, metathesis, oxidation), and catalytic biomass conversions.
Solid Catalyst, Catalytic Reactions, Metal Oxide, Porous Material, Biomass
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In order to understand the contents of this course, at the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Metal Oxides as Acid-Base Catalytic Materials||Understand acidity and basicity based on the structure of metal oxides.|
|Class 2||Porous Materials (Zeolites)||Understand the structures and catalyses of zeolites.|
|Class 3||Porous Materials (Periodic Mesoporous Materials, MOF)||Understand the structures and catalyses of solid materials such as periodic mesoporous materials and MOF.|
|Class 4||Metal Catalysts for Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation Reactions||Explain metal-catalyzed hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions.|
|Class 5||Sulfide and Oxides Catalysts for Hydrogenation, Dehydrogenation, and Metathesis||Explain hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions catalyzed by sulfides and oxides.|
|Class 6||Oxidation Catalysts, Biomass Conversions||Understand catalysts for oxidation reactions and catalytic biomass conversions.|
|Class 7||Practice problems for confirming the level of understanding||Solve practice problems by accurate understanding of the above all lectures.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Guido Busca, Heterogeneous Catalytic Materials, Elsevier, ISBN-13:978-0444595249
Eiichi Kikuchi et al., Atarashii Shokubai Kagaku, Sankyo Publishing (Japanese), ISBN-13:978-4782706886
Students' knowledge of catalytic materials and reactions using solid catalysts will be assessed.
Learning achievement is evaluated by a final exam (80%) and reports (20%).
Students should have fundamental knowledge for physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry.