This work offers a consortium of knowledge from leaders in the field. Based on findings gathered at the 22nd Conference on Catalysis of Organic Relations, this peer-reviewed volume covers the general area of catalyzed synthesis with a particular emphasis on the production of organic chemicals. Using an applied rather than theoretical approach, the book's dominant theme is the traditionally practiced area of heterogeneous catalysis. The contributors explore the topics of hydrogenation, hydrogenolysis, C-C coupling, amination, and oxidation, including the precious metal, supported base metal, sponge metal (Raney process, and homogeneous catalyst types. They also discuss end uses of these products, including industrial petrochemicals, fine chemicals, and pharma intermediates.