Phase Transfer Catalysis – Basic Principles, Mechanism and Specific Features
A short account of discovery, development of basic mechanistic concepts, and variants of Phase Transfer
Catalysis is presented.
Keywords: 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
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