Self-replicating Reverse Micelles
AbstractConditions are described, under which the hydrolysis of octyl octanoate (O-OA) takes place at the interface of reverse micelles fanned by sodium octanoate (OA) in isooctane. Since the micelle-mediated hydrolysis affords fresh OA, which spontaneously assemble into new micelles, the reaction can be seen as a self-replicating process. The kinetics and the spectroscopy of this self-replication process are presented.
How to Cite
P. A. Bachmann, P. L. Luisi, J. Lang, Chimia 1991, 45, 266, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.1991.266.
Copyright (c) 1991 Swiss Chemical Society
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.