Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
- Marchetti, Louis; Levine, Mindy
- From ACS Catalysis (2011), 1(9), 1090-1118.
A review. The field of biomimetic chem. encompasses a wide variety of subfields, including biomimetic catalysis, bioinspired self-assembly, and biomimetic reactions in total synthesis. Reviewed herein are select examples of biomimetic catalysis using macrocycles, such as cyclodextrins, cucurbiturils, cavitands, macrocyclic metal-ligand self-assemblies, etc., and polymeric catalysts, such as polyethyleneimine derivs. and molecularly imprinted polymers. The use of such catalysts in a variety of synthetic reactions, including several examples of Diels-Alder cycloaddns., is presented. Several examples of the connections between biomimetic catalysis and organocatalysis are also discussed.
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