Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Volume

136

Issue

15

First Page

5579

Last Page

5582

DOI

10.1021/ja501277j

Abstract

Creation of synthetic catalysts with enzyme-like behavior is challenging despite strong interest in such systems. Extraction of tetrachloroaurate into the hydrophilic core of an interfacially cross-linked reverse micelle (ICRM) produced an artificial “metalloenzyme” with highly unusual catalytic properties. The ICRM pulled the substrate toward the catalytic metal, which converted it efficiently to the product that was rapidly ejected. These features enabled greatly reduced catalyst loading (30–100 times lower than typical levels used in literature examples), constant high reaction rate throughout the course of the reaction, lack of the hydrolyzed side product, and substrate selectivity unobserved in conventional gold catalysts.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Journal of the American Chemical Society 136 (20140): 5579, doi:10.1021/ja501277j. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Chemistry Commons

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