Issue Date: February 16, 2009
Designer Surfactant For Micellar Catalysis
A newly designed molecule that functions as a solvent and homogeneous catalyst rolled into one is a promising platform for carrying out greener ring-closing metathesis reactions in water, according to Bruce H. Lipshutz and Subir Ghorai of the University of California, Santa Barbara, who created the amphiphile (Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 705). Polyoxyethanyl ubiquinyl sebacate, or PQS, . . .
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