Phase-Transfer Catalysts

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Benefits of Phase Transfer Catalysis
The Phase-transfer catalysis (PTC) methodology uses a two-phase system:

  • A (usually water) phase that is a reservoir of reacting anions or base for generation of organic anions
  • An organic phase (solvent or neat starting material) wherein the organic reactants and catalyst reside

This methodology has found many (industrial) applications because of its many advantages:

  • Elimination of dangerous, inconvenient, and expensive reactants
  • High reactivity and selectivity of the active species
  • High yield and purity of products
  • Simplicity of the procedure
  • Low investment cost
  • Low energy consumption
  • Minimization of industrial waste
  • Elimination of organic solvents (when organic reactants are liquid)

Directory Contents
The web site "Phase Transfer Catalysts" is an excellent starting point for both a researcher new to the field as an expert who is looking for a intuitively organized web site about this subject.

  • Introduction (5 listings)
  • Literature
    • Newsletters (2 listings)
    • Recent Reviews (7 listings)
    • Recent Books (7 listings)
    • Journals (1 specific listing, 14 general catalysis listings)
    • Databases/Directories (1 listing)
    • Market Research (1 listing)
  • Expertise Centers
    • Companies (3 listings)
    • Academic Groups (5 listings)