Molecular Sieves: From Basic Research to Industrial Applications, pts A and B vol:158 pages:1213-1222
Zeolites call be used as heterogeneous catalysts in the production of fine chemicals, as illustrated in the following reactions. With TS-1 and hydrogen peroxide, furans are oxidized to flavor compounds. La-exchanged zeolites are, in combination with hydrogen peroxide, a source of singlet dioxygen. Pd-loaded zeolites are heterogeneous Heck catalysts, at the condition that proper pretreatment and reaction conditions are selected. Finally, acid zeolitic racemization catalysts have been successfully combined with a lipase for dynamic kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols.