Polymer supports in organic catalysis and synthesis. Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent developments in the preparation of polymer supports for synthesis and catalysis are reviewed. The use of insoluble supports for synthesis of one molecule per bead and chemistry leading to new ways to use insoluble supports are discussed. New routes to design soluble, high capacity supports for synthesis are highlighted and the roles of polymers in catalysis, both for re-use and separation, are discussed using metathesis catalysts and Pd(0) catalysts as examples. The role of dendrimers as supports for synthesis and catalysis are reviewed, and new separation schemes using inverse temperature-dependent solubility of polymers and liquid/liquid separations are discussed.

published proceedings

  • Curr Opin Drug Discov Devel

author list (cited authors)

  • Bergbreiter, D. E.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Bergbreiter, DE

publication date

  • November 2001