phase transfer catalysis


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phase transfer catalysis

[′fāz ¦trans‚fər kə′tal·ə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
Enhancement of the reaction rate of a two-phase organic-water system by addition of a catalyst which alters the rate of transfer of water-soluble reactant across the interface to the organic phase.
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Ramachandran, "Kinetics of Oxidation of Alcohols: Phase Transfer Catalysis," J.
Amination, dehydrogenation, hydrogenation, polymerization, hydroformylation, hydrocarboxylation, phase transfer catalysis.
Finally, as a consequence of the solid-liquid phase transfer catalysis method, these intermediates reacted with 2- chloroethyl alcohol to prepare the final new products 1-hydroxyethyl-2-substituted phenoxymethyl benzimidazoles (c1-c5) in high yield.
Following an introduction to the topic of process development, chapter topics include chiral technology, strategies to simplify organic reactions and processes, choosing a reagent, phase transfer catalysis, purity and purification, and safety assessment.