Sequential reactions directed by core/shell catalytic reactors

Yanhu Wei, Siowling Soh, Mario M. Apodaca, Jiwon Kim, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Abstract

Millimeter-sized reactor particles made of permeable polymer doped with catalysts arranged in a core/shell fashion direct sequences of chemical reactions (e.g., alkyne coupling followed by hydrogenation or hydrosilylation followed by hydrogenation). Spatial compartmentalization of catalysts coupled with the diffusion of substrates controls reaction order and avoids formation of byproducts. The experimentally observed yields of reaction sequences are reproduced by a theoretical model, which accounts for the reaction kinetics and the diffusion of the species involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-863
Number of pages7
JournalSmall
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Wei, Y., Soh, S., Apodaca, M. M., Kim, J., & Grzybowski, B. A. (2010). Sequential reactions directed by core/shell catalytic reactors. Small, 6(7), 857-863. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200902336