Book Chapters

  1. R.A Sheldon, Metal-catalyzed Epoxidation of Olefins with Hydroperoxides, in "Aspects of Homogeneous Catalysis", Vol. 4, R. Ugo (Ed.), Reidel, Dordrecht, 1981, pp. 3-70.

  2. R.A. Sheldon, Synthesis and Uses of Alkyl Hydroperoxides and Dialkyl Peroxides,in "The Chemistry of Functional Groups, Peroxides", S. Patai (Ed.), J. Wiley, New York, 1983.

  3. R.A. Sheldon, P.A. Porskamp and W. ten Hoeve, Advantages and Limitations of Chemical Optical Resolution, in "Biocatalysts in Organic Synthesis", J. Tramper, H.C. van der Plas and P. Linko (Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1985, pp. 59-80.

  4. R.A Sheldon, H.E. Schoemaker, J. Kamphuis, W.H.J. Boesten and E.M. Meijer, Enzymatic Methods for the Industrial Synthesis of Optically Active Compounds, in "Stereoselectivity in Pesticide Action" E.J. Ariens, J.J.S. van Rensen and W. Welling (Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1988.

  5. R.A. Sheldon and N. de Heij, Aromatic Aldehydes via Catalytic Oxidation, in "The Role of Oxygen in Chemistry and Biochemistry", W. Ando and Y. Moro-oka (Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1988, pp. 243-256.

  6. R.A. Sheldon, The Industrial Synthesis of Optically Active Compounds, in "Problems and Wonders of Chiral Molecules", M. Simonyi (Ed.), Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1990, pp. 349-386.

  7. R.A. Sheldon, The Industrial Synthesis of Optically Active Compounds, in "Specialty Chemicals - Innovations in Industrial Synthesis and Applications", B. Pearson (Ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1991, pp. 473-497.

  8. G. Franz and R.A. Sheldon, Oxidation, in: "Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, 1991, pp. 261-311.

  9. C.H.H. Emons, B.F.M. Kuster, J.A.J.M. Vekemans and R.A. Sheldon, Synthesis of Chiral Synthons via Catalytic Conversions of Carbohydrate Feedstocks, in: "Proceedings Chiral '92 Symposium", Manchester, U.K., March 24-25, 1992, pp. 39-46.

  10. R.A. Sheldon, Catalysis, the Atom Utilization Concept and Waste Minimization, in: "Industrial Environmental Chemistry, Proceedings of the IUCCP Tenth Annual Symposium", Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., March 24-26, 1992, D.T. Sawyer and A.E. Martell (Eds.), Plenum Press, New York, U.S.A., 1992, pp. 99-119.

  11. R.A. Sheldon, Introduction to Homogeneous Catalysis, in "Bioinorganic Chemistry", J. Reedijk (Ed.), Dekker, New York, 1993, pp. 11-19.

  12. R.A. Sheldon, The Role of Catalysis in Waste Minimization, in "Proceedings Precision Process Technology", M.P.C. Weijnen and A.A.H. Drinkenburg, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1993, pp. 125-138.

  13. R.A. Sheldon, A History of Oxygen Activation: 1773-1993, in "The Activation of Dioxygen and Homogeneous Catalytic Oxidation", D.H.R. Barton, A.E. Martell and D.T. Sawyer, eds., Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on The Activation of Dioxygen and Homogeneous Catalytic Oxidation, March 14-19, 1993, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 9-30.

  14. R.A. Sheldon, Oxidation catalysis by metalloporphyrins. A historical perspective, in "Metalloporphyrins in catalytic oxidation", Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, U.S.A., (1994) 1-27.

  15. A. Tungler, T. Tarnai, T. Máthé, G. Vidra, J. Petró and R.A. Sheldon, New asymmetric heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation reactions, in 'Catalysis of Organic Reactions', M.G. Scaros and M.L. Prunier, Eds., Marcel Dekker, New York, 1994, pp. 201-212.

  16. A. Tungler, T. Tarnai, T. Máthé, J. Petró and R.A. Sheldon, Heterogeneous catalytic reactions using chiral auxiliaries and producing enantiomers in excess, in: Chiral reactions in heterogeneous catalysis, eds. G. Jannes and V. Dubois, Plenum Press, New York, 1995, pp. 121-133.

  17. A. Tungler, T. Tarnai, T. Máthé, G. Tóth, J. Petró and R.A. Sheldon, An investigation of the mode of hydrogen addition in stereoselective heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenations, in: Chiral reactions in heterogeneous catalysis, eds. G. Jannes and V. Dubois, Plenum Press, New York, 1995, pp. 151-153.

  18. R.A. Sheldon, Bromide-mediated oxidations of organic compounds, in: Advances in Orgabromine Chemistry II, proceedings Orgabrom '93, Jerusalem, Israel, 28 juni-2 juli 1993, eds. J-R. Desmurs, B. Gérard en M.J. Goldstein, Elsevier, Amsterdam etc., 1995, pp. 278-302.

  19. R.A. Sheldon Catalytic oxidations: an overview in: Catalytic Oxidation: Principles and Applications, World Scientific, Singapore etc., 1995, blz. 1-15.

  20. R.A. Sheldon Liquid phase autoxidations in: Catalytic Oxidation: Principles and Applications, World Scientific, Singapore etc., 1995, blz. 151-174.

  21. R.A. Sheldon Heterogeneous catalysis of liquid phase oxidations in: Catalytic Oxidation: Principles and Applications, World Scientific, Singapore etc., 1995, blz. 175-201.

  22. R.A. Sheldon Catalytic oxidation and fine chemicals in: Catalytic Oxidation: Principles and Applications, World Scientific, Singapore etc., 1995, blz. 239-265.

  23. R.A. Sheldon Large-scale enzymatic conversions in non-aqueous media in Enzymatic reactions in organic media, eds. A.M.P. Koskinen and A.M. Klibanov, Blackie Academic & Professional, London etc., 1996, blz. 266-307.

  24. R.A. Sheldon Synthesis of oxiranes in: Applied homogeneous catalysis by organometallic compounds (eds. B. Cornils and W.A. Herrmann, VCH, Weinheim etc. (1996) 411-423.

  25. G. Papadogianakis and R.A. Sheldon Catalytic conversions in water. An environmentally benign concept for heterogenization of homogeneous catalysis Chapter 5 in Catalysis, Specialist Periodical Reports, Vol. 13, J.J. Spivey (ed.), The Royal Society of Chemistry (1997) 114-193

  26. R.A. Sheldon Biocatalytic, biomimetic and suprabiotic oxidation of alkanes in: Catalytic activation and functionalisation of light alkanes, NATO ASI Series, Vol. 44, eds. E.G. Derouane, J. Haber, F. Lemos, F. Ramoa Ribeiro and M. Guisnet, (1998) 259-295, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston=London.

  27. R.A. Sheldon, I.W.C.E. Arends and H.E.B. Lempers Heterogeneous catalysts for liquid phase oxidations in Supported reagents and catalysts in chemistry, eds. B.K. Hodnett, A.P. Kybett, J.H. Clark and K. Smith, The Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K., 1998, 37-46.

  28. G. Papadogianakis and R.A. Sheldon Tenside ligands Chapter 3.2.4, in: Aqueous-phase organometallic catalysis. Concepts and applications, eds. B. Cornils and W.A. Herrmann, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, etc. 1998, 123-134

  29. R.A. Sheldon and G. Papadogianakis Oxidations Chapter 6.17, in: Aqueous-phase organometallic catalysis. Concepts and applications, eds. B. Cornils and W.A. Herrmann, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, etc. 1998, 506-512.

  30. K. Fodor, A. Tungler, T. Máthé, S. Szabó and R.A. Sheldon Effect of poisoning and metal adsorption on the enantioselective heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of isophorone and ethyl pyruvate in Catalysis of Organic Reactions, ed. F.E. Herkes, (1998) 115-127

  31. R.A. Sheldon Organic reaction and catalysis: a marriage of convenience in Catalysis of Organic Reactions, ed. F.E. Herkes, (1998) 273-288.

  32. F. van Rantwijk, A.C. Kock-van Dalen and R.A. Sheldon Stabilisation of lipases for activity in ammoniolysis in Stability and stabilization of biocatalysts, A. Ballasteros, F.J. Plou, J.L. Iborra, P. Halling (eds.) Elsevier (1998) 447-452

  33. I.W.C.E. Arends, M. Vos and R.A. Sheldon Catalytic oxidations with biomimetic vanadium systems in vanadium compounds: chemistry, biochemistry and therapeutic applications in ACS Symposium Series 711, eds. A.S. Tracey and D.C. Crans, ACS Publications, Washington, 1998, 146-156

  34. A.W. Heinen, G. Papadogianakis, R.A. Sheldon, J.A. Peters and H. van Bekkum Catalytic reactions with inulin: a combined process for hydrolysis and hydrogenation of inulin using water-soluble homogeneous catalysts Proceedings 7th Seminar on Inulin, Leuven, België, 22-23 januari 1998, eds. A. Fuchs en A. Van Laere, EFA, Stuttgart (1999) 57-63.

  35. R.A. Sheldon Introduction to homogeneous catalysis in Bioinorganic Catalysis (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded), eds. J. Reedijk and E. Bouwman, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York/Basel, 1999, 13-22.

  36. P.J. Kunkeler, J.A. Elings, R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum Characterization and passivation of the external surface of the zeolites mordenite and beta Proceedings of the 12th Int. Zeolite Conference, Baltimore (1998), M.M.J. Treacy, B. Marcus, J.B. Higgins and M.E. Bisher (Eds.), Materials Research Society, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 1999, 1975-1982.

  37. A.P.G. Kieboom, J.A. Moulijn, R.A. Sheldon and P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen Catalytic processes in industry Chapter 2 in Catalysis: An integrated approach, eds. R.A. van Santen, P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen, J.A. Moulijn and B.A. Averill, Elsevier, Amsterdam (1999) 29-80.

  38. R.A. Sheldon Towards Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processes in Current Topics in Flavours and Fragrances. Towards a New Millennium of Discovery, ed. K.A.D. Swift, Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, 1999, 59-78, ISBN 0-7514-0490-X.

  39. R.A. Sheldon Biocatalytic and biomimetic oxidations from an industrial perspective Chapter 14 in Biomimetic oxidations catalyzed by transition metal complexes, ed. B. Meunier, Imperial College Press, 2000, 613-662.

  40. G.J. Meuzelaar and R.A. Sheldon Heterogeneous catalysis of Diels-Alder reactions Chapter 6.4 in Fine chemicals through heterogeneous catalysis, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, eds. R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum, 2001, 284-294

  41. R.A. Sheldon Allylic and benzylic oxidation Chapter 9.4 in in Fine chemicals through heterogeneous catalysis, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, eds. R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum, 2001, 519-526

  42. R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum Introduction Chapter 1 in Fine chemicals through heterogeneous catalysis, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, eds. R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum, 2001, 1-11

  43. R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum Future outlook Chapter 11 in Fine chemicals through heterogeneous catalysis, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, eds. R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum, 2001, 589-592

  44. R.A. Sheldon and M.C.A. van Vliet Epoxidation Chapter 9.1 in Fine chemicals through heterogeneous catalysis, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, eds. R.A. Sheldon and H. van Bekkum, 2001, 473-490.

  45. R.A. Sheldon, F. van Rantwijk, L.M. van Langen, M.A. Wegman, L. Cao and M.H.A. Janssen Biocatalysts and biocatalysis in the synthesis of ?-lactam antibiotics in: Synthesis of ?-lactam antibiotics. Chemistry, biocatalysis & process integration, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, ed. A. Bruggink (2001) 102-148 (ISBN 0-7923-7060-0).

  46. A. Dijksman, I.W.C.E. Arends and R.A. Sheldon Polymer immobilised TEMPO (PIPO): An efficient catalytic system for environmentally benign oxidation of alcohols in: Supported Catalysts and their Applications, eds. D.C. Sherrington, A.P. Kybett, Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K. (2001), 118-124.

  47. R.A. Sheldon Green chemistry catalysis and waste minimization in Collection of lectures of the Summer Schools on Green Chemistry, Venice, Italy, 1998-2000, eds. P. Tundo, L. Clemenza and A. Perosa, INCA, 2001, 41-46, ISBN 88 88214 00 3.

  48. R.A. Sheldon Synthesis of oxiranes Chapter 2.4.3 in Applied Homogeneous Catalysis with Organometallic Compounds (second, completely revised and enlarged edition), eds. B. Cornils and W.A. Herrmann, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, ISBN 3-527-30434-7, pp. 412-427.

  49. I.W.C.E. Arends, M. Sasidharan, S. Chatel, R.A. Sheldon, C. Jost, M. Duda and A. Kühnle Highly selective catalytic oxidation of alkylbenzenes to the corresponding hydroperoxides In: Catalysis of Organic Reactions, Proceedings 19th ORCS Conference, San Antonio, U.S.A., 14-18 april 2002 (ed. Morrell), Marcel Dekker, New York, USA, Chapter 13, pp. 143-156.

  50. R.A. Sheldon and I.W.C.E. Arends Catalytic oxidations of alcohols Chapter 3 in Advances in catalytic activation of dioxygen by metal complexes, ed. L. Simandi, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, pp. 123-155, ISBN 1-4020-1074-5.

  51. R.A. Sheldon, G.J. ten Brink and I.W.C.E. Arends Selective oxidation – Homogeneous in Encyclopedia of catalysis, Vol. 6, ed. I. Horvath, Wiley, 2003, pp. 189-239, ISBN 0-471-24183-0.

  52. R.A. Sheldon, F. van Rantwijk and R. Madeira Lau Biotransformations in ionic liquids: an overview Chapter 16 in: ACS Symposium Series No. 856, Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents. Progress and Prospects, eds. R.D. Rogers and K.R. Seddon, 2003, pp. 192-205 (ISBN 0-8412-3856-1) Proceedings Ionic liquids as green solvents: Progress and prospects, 224th American Chemial Society (ACS) National Meeting, Boston, U.S.A., August 18-22, 2002.

  53. I.W.C.E. Arends, T. Kodama, R.A. Sheldon Oxidation using ruthenium catalysts in: Topics in Organometallic Chemistry 11, Ruthenium Catalysts and Fine Chemistry, eds. C. Bruneau and P.H. Dixneuf, Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, 2004, pp. 277-320.

  54. R.A. Sheldon and I.W.C.E. Arends 2.1. Basics of oxidations in Transition Metals for Organic Synthesis, Vol. 2, 2nd revised and enlarged edition, eds. M. Beller and C. Bolm, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2004, 201-213, ISBN 3-527-30613-7.

  55. I.W.C.E. Arends and R.A. Sheldon Modern oxidation of alcohols using environmentally benign oxidants Chapter 4 in Modern Oxidation Methods, Wiley-VCH (ed. Prof. J.E. Bäckvall), (2004) 83-118, ISBN 3-527-30642-0

  56. R.A. Sheldon and G. Papadogianakis Oxidations Chapter 6.4 in Aqueous-phase organometallic catalysis (second, completely revised and enlarged edition), eds. B. Cornils/W.A. Herrmann, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2004, 473-480, ISBN 3-527-30712-5.

  57. R.A. Sheldon Partial oxidations Hoofdstuk 2.4.3.1 in Multiphase Homogeneous Catalysis (2 volumes), eds. B. Cornils, W.A. Herrmann, I.T. Horváth, W. Leitner, S. Mecking, H. Olivier-Bourbigou and D. Vogt, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2005, Vol. 1, pp. 202-207, ISBN 3-527-30721-4

  58. Isabel W.C.E. Arends, Patrick Gamez and Roger A. Sheldon Green oxidation of alcohols using biomimetic Cu complexes and Cu enzymes as catalysts in: Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 58, Homogeneous Biomimetic Oxidation Catalysis, eds. R. van Eldik and J. Reedijk, Elsevier/Academic Press, Amsterdam etc. (2006), Vol. 58, 235-279, ISBN 0 12 023658 3.

  59. R.A. Sheldon, R. Schoevaart and L.M. van Langen Cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEAs) in: Methods in Biotechnology 22. Immobilization of enzymes and cells, 2nd edition (ed. J.M. Guisan) 2006, blz. 31-45, Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey, ISBN 1-58829-290-8.

  60. R.A.Sheldon Immobilization of enzymes as cross-linked enzyme aggregates: a simple method for improving performance Chapter 12 in Biocatalysts in: Biocatalysis in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries (ed. R.N. Patel), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2006, blz. 351-362, ISBN 0-8493-3732-1

  61. R.A. Sheldon Reactions in non-conventional media for sustainable organic synthesis in: New Methodologies and Techniques for a Sustainable Organic Chemistry, eds. A. Mordini and A. Faigl, Springer Science, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2008, 1-28, ISBN 978-1-4020-6792-1

  62. R.A. Sheldon Enzyme-catalyzed cascade reactions Chapter 6 in Multi-Step Enzyme Catalysis: Biotransformations and chemoenzymatic synthesis, ed. Eduardo Garcia-Junceda, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008, 109-135, ISBN 978-3-527-31921-3

  63. F. van Rantwijk, C. Mateo, A. Chmura, B.C.M. Fernandes and R.A. Sheldon Nitrilases in the enantioselective synthesis of a-hydroxycarboxylic acids in: Modern Biocatalysis: Stereoselective and Environmentally Friendly Reactions (eds. W.-D. Fessner and T. Anthonsen, 2008, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim,pp. 261-272 , ISBN 978-3-527-320710-4

  64. R.A. Sheldon, Introduction to green chemistry, organic synthesis and pharmaceuticals, Chapter 1 in Green Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry (eds. P. Dunn, A.S. Wells and M.T. Williams), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2010, pp. 1-20 (ISBN 978-3-527-32418-7).

  65. R.A. Sheldon, Green oxidation in water, Chapter 4 in Handbook of Green Chemistry, Vol. 5: Reactions in Water (ed. C.-J. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2010, pp. 75-103 (ISBN 978-3-527-31591-7).

  66. R.A. Sheldon, On catalysis, organic synthesis and green chemistry, in “On Catalysis”, Edition Ostwald, Volume 2 (eds. W. Reschetilowski and W. Hönle), VWB-Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, Berlin, 2010, pp. 32-52 (ISBN 978-3-86135-232-7).

  67. I.W.C.E. Arends and R.A. Sheldon, Modern oxidation of alcohols using environmentally benign oxidants, Chapter 5 in “Modern Oxidation Methods” (2nd edition) (ed. J.E. Bäckvall), 2010, pp. 147-185, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (ISBN 978-3-527-32320-3).

  68. R.A. Sheldon, Cross-linked enzyme aggregates as industrial biocatalysts, Chapter 8 in “Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry” (eds. T. Shioiri, K. Izawa, T. Konoike), 2010, pp. 159-181, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (ISBN 978-3-527-32650-1).

  69. R.A. Sheldon, Reaction efficiencies and green chemistry metrics of biotransformations, Chapter 4 in Biocatalysis for Green Chemistry and Chemical Process Development (eds. Junhua (Alex) Tao and Romas Kazlauskas), pp. 67-88, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA (ISBN 978-0-470-43778-0).

  70. R. A. Sheldon, Oxidation of Alcohols, Allylic and Benzylic Oxidation, Oxidation of Sulfides, Chapter 5.7 in Water in Organic Synthesis, (ed. S. Kobayashi), Science of Synthesis, Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, 2012

  71. R. A. Sheldon, Industrial Applications of Asymmetric Synthesis using Cross-Linked Enzyme Aggregates, In:Carreira E.M. and Yamamoto H. (eds.) Comprehensive Chirality, Volume 9, pp. 353-366. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012.

  72. R.A. Sheldon, Green Catalytic Oxidations in Water, Chapter 5 in Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Water (eds. P.H. Dixneuf and V. Cadierno), pp. 139-172, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2013.

  73. R. A. Sheldon, The Background of Green Chemistry Methods, Chapter 1 in An Introduction to Green Chemistry Methods (eds. R. Luque and J. C. Colmenares), Future Science, eISBN (PDF): 978-1-909453-10-4, 2013

  74. R. A. Sheldon, Biocatalysis in Ionic Liquids, Chapter 2 in Catalysis in Ionic Liquids: from Catalyst Synthesis to Application (eds. C. Hardacre and V. Parvulescu), 20-43, RSC Publishing, London/Cambridge, U.K. (ISBN 978-1-84973-603-9) 2014.

  75. R. A. Sheldon, Ionic liquids in the Biorefinery: how Green and Sustainable are they? Chapter 9 in Ionic liquids in the Biorefinery concept (ed. Rafal Bogel-Lukasik), 258-280, RSC, Cambridge, U.K. (ISBN 978-1-84973-976-4) 2015.

  76. R.A. Sheldon, Sustainability, Green chemistry and White Biotechnology, Chapter 2 in White Biotechnology for Sustainable Chemistry (eds. Maria Alice Coelho and Bernardo Dias Ribeiro), 9-35, RSC, Cambridge, U.K. (ISBN 978-1-84973-816-3) 2016.

  77. R. A. Sheldon Biocatalysis and Green Chemistry, Chapter 1 in Green Biocatalysis (R.N. Patel, ed.), Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2016, 1-16 (ISBN 9781118822296)

  78. R. A. Sheldon, Cross-Linked Enzyme Aggregates: From Concept to Industrial Biocatalyst, Chapter 14 in Biocatalysis: An Industrial Perspective (eds. G. de Gonzalo and P. Dominguez de Maria), Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2018.

  79. R. A. Sheldon, Enzymatic Conversion of First and Second Generation Sugars, Chapter 7 in Biomass & Green Chemistry: Building a Renewable Pathway (ed. S. Vaz Jr.), Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2018

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