Size-Selective Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Interfacially Cross-Linked Reverse Micelles

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2012-01-01
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Lee, Li-Chen
Zhao, Yan
Zhao, Yan
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Cross-linking of the reverse micelles (RMs) of a triallylammonium surfactant afforded organic nanoparticles with introverted cationic groups. The cross-linked reverse micelles catalyzed size-selective biphasic reaction between sodium azide and alkyl bromides. Size selectivity of up to 9:1 was obtained for alkyl bromides with similar structures. The selectivity was influenced strongly by the size of the water pool and proposed to happen as a result of the “sieving” effect of the alkyl corona.

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<p>Reprinted (adapted) with permission from <em>Organic Letters</em> 14 (2012): 784, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ol203319w" target="_blank">10.1021/ol203319w</a>. Copyright 2012 American Chemical Society.</p>
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