Abbate, Vincenzo; Bassindale, Alan R.; Brandstadt, Kurt F. and Taylor, Peter G.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2011.08.019|
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The first example of biomimetic siloxane bond formation catalyzed by molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) is reported. MIPs were prepared by free-radical polymerization and characterized via a combination of solid-state NMR, infrared spectroscopy, and electron microscopy studies. Methacrylic acid-based polymers with high functional monomer content were observed to catalyze the hydrolysis and condensation of a model monoalkoxysilane to a greater extent when compared with the corresponding blank (non-imprinted) materials and buffer control solutions, as judged by quantitative gas chromatography investigations. Moreover, the polymers were used as biomimetic catalysts to synthesize silica-MIP hybrids with a certain degree of control of the microstructure of the resulting composites.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 Elsevier Inc.|
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|Keywords:||biomimetic catalyst; molecularly imprinted polymers; transition state; siloxane bond; silica precipitation|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Other Departments > Vice-Chancellor's Office
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
|Depositing User:||Peter Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jan 2012 13:59|
|Last Modified:||24 Nov 2014 12:13|
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