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Oscillatory carbonylation using alkyne-functionalised poly(ethylene glycol)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Lynn Donlon, Dr Katarina Novakovic



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In this study palladium-catalysed oscillatory carbonylation has been achieved using mono alkyne-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether substrates. Reproducible, synchronised oscillations in pH and solution turbidity have been recorded over several days. A reaction network accounting for the observed phenomena has been proposed.

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Author(s): Donlon L, Novakovic K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2014

Volume: 50

Issue: 98

Pages: 15506-15508

Print publication date: 21/12/2014

Online publication date: 17/06/2014

Acceptance date: 16/06/2014

Date deposited: 30/06/2014

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry Publications


DOI: 10.1039/c4cc01548g


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EP H003908/1Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant