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Non-covalent immobilization of asymmetric organocatalysts

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The immobilization of organocatalysts is one of the most explored approaches to overcome the limitations associated with organocatalytic systems such as high catalyst loading, difficult product separation and catalyst recycling. When compared with the commonly used covalent immobilization methods, which usually involve tedious synthetic manipulations, the non-covalent attachment of organocatalysts to supports offers facile and modular construction of immobilized chiral catalysts with maintained or even improved activity and stereoselectivity. This review summarizes the successful application of non-covalent interactions, such as acid–base interaction, ion–pair interaction, hydrophobic interaction and so on, in assembling recoverable and reusable organocatalysts.

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The article was received on 25 Jan 2011, accepted on 12 Feb 2011 and first published on 08 Mar 2011

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00029B
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011,1, 507-516

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    Non-covalent immobilization of asymmetric organocatalysts

    L. Zhang, S. Luo and J. Cheng, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 507
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00029B

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