One common way to classify catalysts is in terms of the type of reaction they catalyze.
Table 10-1 gives a list of representative reactions and their corresponding catalysts. Further discussion of each of these reaction classes and the materials that catalyze them can be found on the DVD-ROM/Web Professional Reference Shelf R10.1.
Table 10-1. Types of Reactions and Representative Catalysts
If, for example, we were to form styrene from an equimolar mixture of ethylene and benzene, we could carry out an alkylation ...