Most important books on catalysis :

  1. J. J. Berzélius, Traité de Chimie minérale, végétale et animale, I, 110 (2nd French edition, 1845).
  2. J. J. Berzélius, Quelques idées sur une nouvelle force agissant dans les combinaisons des corps organiques, in Ann. Chim., 61, 146 (1836).
  3. M. Prettre, Catalyse et Catalyseurs, 11 (1946).
  4. B. Wojtkowiak, Paul Sabatier, un Chimiste indépendant (1989).
  5. Let us note that P. Sabatier opened his Catalyse en Chimie organique (1913) by a discussion with Ostwald and closed it in the same manner: “The theory of catalysis by intermediate reactions, because it is not based on sufficiently precise knowledge of reactions... has the flaw of sometimes depending on the consideration of hypothetical compounds. But, otherwise, it is impossible to give even the most general explanation of catalytic activities.”
  6. Langmuir, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 38, 2221 (1916); 39, 1848 (1917); 40, 1361 (1918).
  7. Paul H. Emmett (Ed.), Catalysis, 7 vol. (1954-60).