Molecular recognition driven catalysis using polymeric nanoreactors

Pepa Cotanda, Rachel K. O'Reilly

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The concept of using polymeric micelles to catalyze organic reactions in water is presented and compared to surfactant based micelles in the context of molecular recognition. We report for the first time enzyme-like specific catalysis by tethering the catalyst in the well-defined hydrophobic core of a polymeric micelle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10280-10282
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number83
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2012


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