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Title: Acid–base bifunctional shell cross-linked micelle nanoreactor for one-pot tandem reaction

In shell cross-linked micelles (SCMs) containing acid sites in the shell and base sites in the core are prepared from amphiphilic poly(2-oxazoline) triblock copolymers. These materials are utilized as two-chamber nanoreactors for a prototypical acid-base bifunctional tandem deacetalization-nitroaldol reaction. Furthermore, the acid and base sites are localized in different regions of the micelle, allowing the two steps in the reaction sequence to largely proceed in separate compartments, akin to the compartmentalization that occurs in biological systems.
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  1. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  2. New York Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-03ER15459; DEFG02-03ER15459
Published Article
Journal Name:
ACS Catalysis
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2155-5435
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; site-isolation; cross-linked micelle; deacetalization; nitroaldol; acid−base tandem reaction; nanoreactor