Jeremy Steinbacher - Microencapsulated Linear Polymers:  “Soluble” Heterogeneous Catalysts

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      Publication Details (including relevant citation   information): Price, Kristin E., Mason, Brian P.,   Bogdan, Andrew R., Broadwater, Steven J., Steinbacher, Jeremy L.,   McQuade, D. Tyler, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,   2006, 128 (32), pp 10376-10377

      Abstract: A new strategy for supporting   catalysts based on the microencapsulation of linear polymers is   presented. In this paper, we present a DMAP capsule that is   capable of catalyzing acylation reactions. The catalyst is   compared to DMAP on cross-linked and linear polystyrene, as well   as small molecule DMAP. Rapid optimization through modification   of encapsulation conditions is demonstrated. The optimization   provides a dynamic range of catalysis from 90 to 300% of the rate   of DMAP on polystyrene.

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