Interface-rich Aqueous Systems for Sustainable Chemical Synthesis
Keywords:Cross-coupling, Interface-rich aqueous systems, Sustainability, Synthesis, Water
AbstractMimicking an enzyme's exquisite activity and selectivity is a long-standing goal for sustainable chemical method development in aqueous media. The use of interface-rich aqueous systems, such as single-chain polymers, micelles and vesicle membranes recently emerged as strategy to emulate the compartmentalization of natural systems. In aqueous solution, aggregates such as micelles or microemulsion droplets are formed, providing reaction environments different from bulk solutions that frequently improve selectivity and accelerate reaction rates for a wide array of chemical transformations. We present here selected examples of interface-rich aqueous systems and discuss the advantages they offer for chemical synthesis. In particular metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions are highlighted and future challenges to perform reactions in interface-rich aqueous media are discussed.
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D. Kaldre, F. Gallou, C. Sparr, M. Parmentier, Chimia 2019, 73, 714, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.714.
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