Microencapsulated linear polymers: "Soluble" heterogeneous catalysts

Kristin E. Price, Brian P. Mason, Andrew R. Bogdan, Steven J. Broadwater, Jeremy L. Steinbacher, D. Tyler McQuade

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A new strategy for supporting catalysts based on the microencapsulation of linear polymers is presented. In this paper, we present a DMAP capsule that is capable of catalyzing acylation reactions. The catalyst is compared to DMAP on cross-linked and linear polystyrene, as well as small molecule DMAP. Rapid optimization through modification of encapsulation conditions is demonstrated. The optimization provides a dynamic range of catalysis from 90 to 300% of the rate of DMAP on polystyrene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10376-10377
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
StatePublished - Aug 16 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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