A unique heterogeneous nucleophilic catalyst comprising methylated nitrogen-substituted porous silica provides high product selectivity for the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction.

Abstract

Methylated nitrogen-substituted microporous and mesoporous silica exhibited almost the same catalytic performance as that of a conventional homogeneous base catalyst. They also demonstrated unexpectedly high product selectivity for the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction of formaldehyde with methyl acrylate at high temperatures.

DOI: 10.1021/ja410781z

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@article{Furukawa2014AUH, title={A unique heterogeneous nucleophilic catalyst comprising methylated nitrogen-substituted porous silica provides high product selectivity for the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction.}, author={Yutaro Furukawa and Masaru Ogura}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2014}, volume={136 1}, pages={119-21} }