Synthesis and Examination of New Catalytic Polymers.
Final rept. 1 Sep 82-31 Aug 85,
EMORY UNIV ATLANTA GA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Research supported by Grant DAAG29-82-K-0131 consisted of the following four components 1 A new turnover catalyst capable of hydrolyzing phosphate esters under mildly basic conditions has been developed. It is currently being tested in Army laboratories. 2 A polymer-bound 4-aminopyridine has been synthesized which is capable, in the solid state, of catalyzing a variety of organic reactions. 3 A new theory for the high reactivity of intramolecular and enzymatic systems. The theory postulates that the rate of reaction between functionalities A and B is proportional to the time that A and B reside within critical distances. Attempts have been made to evaluate critical distances for organic molecules. 4 Three new multi-armed amphiphiles have been synthesized. Although these materials do not form micelles by themselves, they have the property of seeding micelle formation by conventional surfactants.
- Polymer Chemistry