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Application of Non-Covalently Solid-Phase Bound Catalysts

[ Vol. 6 , Issue. 7 ]


F. Michalek, J. Horn, C. C. Tzschucke and W. Bannwarth   Pages 729 - 740 ( 12 )


Supported catalysts have become valuable tools for simplified product isolation and catalyst recycling. The common method is covalent attachment to a solid support. An alternative strategy is to immobilize catalysts by non-covalent bonding through hydrogen bridges, ionic, hydrophobic or fluorous interactions. Compared to covalent attachment, such non-covalent approaches increase the flexibility in the choice of the support-material, reaction conditions and work-up strategies. Numerous catalytic reactions employing one of these non-covalent fixation strategies have meanwhile appeared in the literature.


supported catalysts, non-covalent immobilization, heterogeneous catalysis


Institut fur Organische Chemie und Biochemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Albertstr.21, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany.

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