Catalysis in Micellar and Macromoleular Systems

Catalysis in Micellar and Macromoleular Systems

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

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  • Author: Janos Fendler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146012

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Catalysis in Micellar and Macromolecular Systems provides a comprehensive monograph on the catalyses elicited by aqueous and nonaqueous micelles, synthetic and naturally occurring polymers, and phase-transfer catalysts. It delineates the principles involved in designing appropriate catalytic systems throughout. Additionally, an attempt has been made to tabulate the available data exhaustively. The book discusses the preparation and purification of surfactants; the physical and chemical properties of surfactants and micelles; solubilization in aqueous micellar systems; and the principles of micellar catalysis. Separate chapters cover micellar catalysis of hydrolyses, solvolyses, aminolyses, and miscellaneous ionic reactions; micellar effects on organic equilibria and nucleophilic substitution reactions, and on hydrophobic interactions and protein structure; and radical and excited state reactions in micellar systems. The final chapters deal with interactions in and catalysis by micelles in nonaqueous solvents and in liquid crystalline phases; and catalysis in macromolecular and related systems. This book is aimed at the industrial and academic researcher regardless of his arbitrarily defined subfield, be it organic, inorganic, biological, colloid, etc. The treatment provides guidance and stimulus to bioorganic, inorganic, pharmaceutical, colloid, physical, and polymer chemists as well as to those who seek novel and unique catalysts in industrial processes. It can also serve as the basis of a graduate course.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Preparation and Purification of Synthetic and Naturally Occurring Surfactants

    A. Synthetic Surfactants

    B. Naturally Occurring Surfactants


    Chapter 2 Physical and Chemical Properties of Surfactants and Micelles in Aqueous Solutions

    A. Micelle Formation and Structure

    B. Thermodynamics and Theories of Micellization


    Chapter 3 Solubilization in Aqueous Micellar Solutions

    A. Available Solubilization Sites

    B. Methods of Investigation of Dynamic Solubilization Sites

    C. Dynamic Solubilization Sites of Organic Substrates


    Chapter 4 Principles of Micellar Catalysis in Aqueous Solutions

    A. Experimental Techniques and Treatment of Data

    B. General Features of Micellar Catalysis

    C. Aqueous Micelles as Models for Enzymatic Interactions


    Chapter 5 Micellar Catalysis of Hydrolyses, Solvolyses, and Aminolyses

    A. Carboxylic Esters

    B. Orthoesters and Acetals

    C. Sulfates, Phosphates, and Phosphonates

    D. Schiff Bases

    E. Miscellaneous Hydrolyses

    F. Functional Micelles and Related Systems


    Chapter 6 Micellar Effects on Organic Equilibria and Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions

    A. Indicator Equilibria

    B. Aliphatic and Aromatic Nucleophilic Substitution


    Chapter 7 Micellar Catalysis of Miscellaneous Ionic Reactions



    Chapter 8 Radical and Excited State Reactions in Micellar Systems

    A. Generation of Radicals and Excited Species

    B. Radical and Excited State Interactions

    C. Energy Transfer

    D. Fluorescent Probes


    Chapter 9 Micellar Effects on Hydrophobic Interactions and Protein Structure

    A. Effects of Additives on the Critical Micelle Concentration of Surfactants

    B. Effect of Surfactants on Protein Structure and Enzymatic Catalysis


    Chapter 10 Interactions in and Catalysis by Micelles in Nonaqueous Solvents and in Liquid Crystalline Phases

    A. Structure and Formation of Micelles in Nonaqueous Solvents

    B. Interaction of Solubilizates with Surfactants in Nonaqueous Solvents

    C. Catalysis by Reversed Micelles in Nonaqueous Solvents

    D. Catalysis in Liquid Crystalline and Ternary Systems


    Chapter 11 Catalysis in Macromolecular and Related Systems

    A. Phase-Transfer Catalysis and Catalysis at Interfaces

    B. Interaction and Catalysis in Macrocyclic Polyethers and Related Systems

    C. Interaction and Catalysis by Cycloamyloses

    D. Catalysis by Synthetic Polymers



    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146012

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