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This book probes deep into the science and engineering of methanol production. Its authors include Professor Olah, a 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for his work on hydrocarbon chemistry in superacids. If you seek a textbook or an easy to understand technical assessment of methanol, this is the book for you. It contains overviews of oil, natural gas,(More)
Nature's photosynthesis uses the sun's energy with chlorophyll in plants as a catalyst to recycle carbon dioxide and water into new plant life. Only given sufficient geological time can new fossil fuels be formed naturally. In contrast, chemical recycling of carbon dioxide from natural and industrial sources as well as varied human activities or even from(More)
Easy to prepare solid materials based on fumed silica impregnated with polyethylenimine (PEI) were found to be superior adsorbents for the capture of carbon dioxide directly from air. During the initial hours of the experiments, these adsorbents effectively scrubbed all the CO(2) from the air despite its very low concentration. The effect of moisture on the(More)
A series of silylated carboxonium ions, 2a-6a, were prepared as long-lived species by treating triethylsilane and triphenylmethyl tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate (Ph3C(+)B(C6F5)4-) with ketones, enones, carbonates, amides, and urea in CD2Cl2 solution. They were characterized by 13C and 29Si NMR spectroscopy at -78 degrees C. The NMR study indicates that(More)
Isomeric 1- and 3-isoquinolinols (11 and 12) when activated in CF(3)SO(3)H-SbF(5) acid system undergo selective ionic hydrogenation with cyclohexane to give 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1(2H)- and 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-3(2H)-isoquinolinones (22 and 27). Under the influence of aluminum chloride similar products were also obtained along with 3,4-dihydro-1(2H)- and(More)
Nature's photosynthesis uses the sun's energy with chlorophyll in plants as a catalyst to recycle carbon dioxide and water into new plant life. Only given sufficient geological time, millions of years, can new fossil fuels be formed naturally. The burning of our diminishing fossil fuel reserves is accompanied by large anthropogenic CO(2) release, which is(More)
Structures of the tert-pentyl cation (C(5)H(11)(+)) and its protonated dication (C(5)H(12)(2+), isopentane dication) were studied using ab initio methods at the MP2/cc-pVTZ level. Both C-C and C-H hyperconjugatively stabilized structures 1 and 2 , respectively, were found to be minima on the potential energy surface (PES) of the tert-pentyl cation.(More)