A non-ionic surfactant based catalyst tablet: a reusable gold-NHC catalyst system for alkyne hydration reactions

Durmus B., Tunali Z., ÖZTÜRK B. Ö.

CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol.11, pp.3880-3884, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/d1cy00540e
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex
  • Page Numbers: pp.3880-3884


Herein, we report the encapsulation of IPrAuCl (Au-1) in Synperonic (R) F108 (Syn), a triblock non-ionic polymeric surfactant, acting as both a catalyst tablet medium and surfactant for dispersion of hydrophobic alkyne substrates and gold-NHC complexes in aqueous media. The catalyst tablets (Au-1@Syn) formed stable nano-sized micelle structures in a water/methanol mixture and can be easily recycled as aqueous micelles and can be reused up to 7 times without any significant activity loss in the alkyne hydration reaction.