Silanediol Catalysts Take The Stage | April 9, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 15 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 90 Issue 15 | pp. 40-41
Issue Date: April 9, 2012

Silanediol Catalysts Take The Stage

ACS Meeting News: Hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts offer new ways to run metal-free addition reactions
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry, Women in Chemistry
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: organocatalyst, silanediol, silica gel, hydrogen bonding

Silanediols have joined the ranks of metal-free alternatives for catalyzing addition reactions. At the American Chemical Society national meeting in San Diego last month, two research groups recounted their discovery and initial study of the organocatalysts, which take advantage of hydrogen bonding to activate organic molecules for addition reactions.

Although the work is still in its infancy, the researchers said, the experimental findings suggest that chemists should consider silanediols when looking for low-cost, low-toxicity, air-stable . . .

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