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Phase Transfer Catalysis – Basic Principles, Mechanism and Specific Features

[ Vol. 1 , Issue. 2 ]


Mieczyslaw Makosza and Michal Fedorynski   Pages 79 - 87 ( 9 )


A short account of discovery, development of basic mechanistic concepts, and variants of Phase Transfer Catalysis is presented.


Phase transfer catalysis, interfacial reactions, quaternary ammonium salts, dichlorocarbene, gem-dichlorocyclopropanes, alkylation, lipophilic cations, TEBA catalyst, carbanions, cyanation, solvation, t-butoxide, DCC reaction, cryptands, enantioselectivity


Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland.

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