A photoswitchable organocatalyst based on a catalyst-imprinted polymer containing azobenzene

Hua-dong LIU, An-xun ZHENG, Cheng-Bin GONG, Xue-bing MA, Michael Hon Wah LAM, Cheuk Fai Stephen CHOW, Qian TANG

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Abstract

An L-proline-catalyzed aldol reaction was photo-controlled using an L-proline-imprinted polymer containing azobenzene. Upon UV irradiation, azobenzene chromophores underwent trans → cis isomerization, thereby releasing L-proline to catalyze the aldol reaction. Copyright © 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62539-62542
JournalRSC Advances
Volume77
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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Azobenzene
Proline
Polymers
Catalysts
Chromophores
Isomerization
Irradiation
azobenzene
3-hydroxybutanal

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Liu, H.-d., Zheng, A.-x., Gong, C.-b., Ma, X.-b., Lam, M. H.-W., Chow, C.-f., et al. (2015). A photoswitchable organocatalyst based on a catalyst-imprinted polymer containing azobenzene. RSC Advances, 77(5), 62539-62542.