The Place of Heterogeneous Catalysis in the Chirality Field: Commercial Outlook for Chirality: Quo Vadis? (E. Polastro). Strategies for Asymmetric Synthesis: What Is the Role of Heterogeneous Catalysis? (L. Ghosez). Homogeneous Enantioselective Catalysis (H. Brunner). Hydrogenation Systems: Toward a Better Understanding: Enantiodifferentiating Hydrogenation of Simple Alkanones with Asymmetrically Modified Heterogeneous Catalyst (T. Osawa et al.). Enantiodifferentiating Hydrogenation of 2Butanone: Distinction between CH3 and C2H5 with a Modified Nickel Catalyst (T. Harada, T. Osawa). Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ethyl Pyruvate Using Ptcontaining Zeolites Modified with ()Cinchonidine (W. Reschetilowski et al.). Hydrogenation Systems: Broadening the Scope: Enantio and Diastereoselective Reduction of Disubstituted Aromatics (K. Nasar et al.). Heterogeneous Asymmetric Catalysis with C2 Symmetric Aminemodified Rhodium/Silica (P. Gamez). More Advanced Reactions: Chiral Dioxomolybdenum Complexes Anchored to Modified USYZeolites: Application to Selective Epoxidation of Olefins (A. Corma et al.). Effect of Sulfoxide Loading on the Selectivity and Activity of Zeolite Y for Dehydration Reactions (D. Bethell et al.). 11 additional articles. Index.
It was a great honor for us to organize ChiCat, a symposium devoted to Chiral Reactions in Heterogeneous Catalysis and to be the hostsofmore than 120 scientists coming from everywhere in the industrialized world, to celebrate together one century of existence ofInstitut Meurice. This school was established in 1892when an industrial chemist, named Albert Meurice, decided to educate practical chemists according to the perceived needs ofthe industry ofthat time. This is exactly what we are still trying to do. It is the reason why, thirty years ago, we started a research activity in catalysis, and why we progressively devote this research to the applications of catalysis in the field of fine chemicals. In this respect, we are very close to another initiative of Albert Meurice, who started the first production of synthetic pharmaceuticals in Belgium during World War I. This business later on became a part ofthe Belgian corporation DCB, still very active in pharmaceuticals today. The school created by Albert Meurice merged in the fifties with another school that had been created to meet the same needs in the field of the food industries, mainly distilleries and breweries. This merger was done in the frame of the establishment of CERIA. For people in catalysis, ceria stands for cerium oxide, but for those who engineered the concept, CERIA stood for Center of Education and Research for the Food and Chemical Industries.
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