Applications of catalysts on soluble supports. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The use of soluble polymers as supports for catalysts is discussed and reviewed. Strategies where immobilized catalysts on soluble polymers are used in a monophasic reaction, but where the immobilized catalyst is recovered as an insoluble polymer-supported species in a liquid/solid separation step, are discussed. Such strategies include temperature perturbation, pH perturbation, and solvent precipitation as a means of producing a solid/liquid mixture for separation after a homogeneous reaction. Strategies where immobilized catalysts on soluble polymers are used in a monophasic reaction, but where the immobilized catalyst is recovered in one phase of a biphasic liquid/liquid mixture, are also described. Examples where temperature perturbation or additive addition are used as a means of producing a solid/liquid mixture for separation after a homogeneous reaction are discussed. Finally, examples where soluble polymers are used as supports homogeneously or biphasically and separated from products by membrane filtration or biphasic extraction are described.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bergbreiter, D. E

complete list of authors

  • Bergbreiter, David E

publication date

  • January 1, 2004 11:11 AM