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The selective addition of water

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Abstract

Water is omnipresent and essential. Yet at the same time it is a rather unreactive molecule. The direct addition of water to C[double bond, length as m-dash]C double bonds is therefore a challenge not answered convincingly. In this perspective we critically evaluate the selectivity and the applicability of the different catalytic approaches for water addition reactions: homogeneous, heterogeneous and bio-catalytic. Here we would like to discuss how to speed up water addition and even make it selective.

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The article was received on 28 May 2014, accepted on 14 Aug 2014 and first published on 14 Aug 2014


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00692E
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Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015,5, 1385-1399
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    The selective addition of water

    V. Resch and U. Hanefeld, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 1385
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00692E

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