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Title

Stimuli-responsive gels as reaction vessels and reusable catalysts

AuthorsDíaz Díaz, David
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (UK)
CitationChemical Society Reviews 40(1): 427-448 (2011)
AbstractAs part of a continuing scientific challenge, a substantial effort during the past few decades has been devoted towards altering the selectivity of chemical transformations by arranging the potential reactants in a number of organized and confining media. Such systems, having features significantly different from those of isotropic solutions, include, for example, micelles, microemulsions, molecular aggregates, liquid crystals, and zeolites. Among these materials, stimuli-response gels constitute another important class of nanostructured and dynamic systems with high active surface areas and remarkable diffusion properties. Within this group, polymer gels have been traditionally used to obtain catalytic and reactive soft materials. Moreover, gels made of low-molecular-weight compounds represent a major novelty in this area as potential soft-vessels to carry out chemical reactions with control on product selectivity. In addition, the possibility of integrating switchable catalytic functions in both organo- and hydrogels shall accelerate the development of robust platforms for the ‘bottom–up’ tailor-fabrication of more sophisticated functional materials. The present critical review reports on the most important results published during the last decade regarding the use of ‘smart’ gels that has displayed promising properties as selective soft-nanoreactors and/or heterogeneous recyclable catalysts (152 references).
Description22 páginas, 18 figuras, 5 tablas, 17 esquemas.-- et al.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C005401C
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/55637
DOI10.1039/C005401C
ISSN0306-0012
E-ISSN1460-4744
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