Shell cross-linked micelle-based nanoreactors for the substrate-selective hydrolytic kinetic resolution of epoxides

Yu Liu, Yu Wang, Yufeng Wang, Jie Lu, Victor Piñón, Marcus Weck

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Abstract

Shell cross-linked micelles (SCMs) containing Co(III)-salen cores were prepared from amphiphilic poly(2-oxazoline) triblock copolymers. The catalytic activity of these nanoreactors for the hydrolytic kinetic resolution of various terminal epoxides was investigated. The SCM catalysts showed high catalytic efficiency and, more significantly, substrate selectivity based on the hydrophobic nature of the epoxide. Moreover, because of the nanoscale particle size and the high stability, the catalyst could be recovered easily by ultrafiltration and reused with high activity for eight cycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14260-14263
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume133
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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