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Acid–base bifunctional amphiphilic organic nanotubes as a catalyst for one-pot cascade reactions in water

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Abstract

A novel acid–base bifunctional amphiphilic organic nanotube (acid–base-nanotube) containing 1-(2-(prop-2-yn-1-yloxy)ethyl)-1H-imidazole (PEI) groups as basic sites on the wall and benzenesulfonic acid (BSA) groups as acidic sites on the corona of nanotubes was successfully synthesized by a combination of molecular-template core–shell bottlebrush copolymers and click reaction. Owing to the hydrophobic cavity microenvironments, a hydrophilic corona, and site-isolation features of organic tubular structures, the resultant acid–base-nanotube showed high catalytic performance for one-pot deacetalization-Knoevenagel cascade reactions in water.

Graphical abstract: Acid–base bifunctional amphiphilic organic nanotubes as a catalyst for one-pot cascade reactions in water

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The article was received on 31 Oct 2017, accepted on 16 Dec 2017 and first published on 18 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04209D
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 1368-1372
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    Acid–base bifunctional amphiphilic organic nanotubes as a catalyst for one-pot cascade reactions in water

    L. Xiong, H. Zhang, Z. He, T. Wang, Y. Xu, M. Zhou and K. Huang, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 1368
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04209D

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