Photocontrol of micellar catalysis

Seiji Shinkai, Katsuta Matsuo, Michiko Sato, Takaaki Sone, Osamu Manabe

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Abstract

A photoresponsive surfactant with a cationic azobenzene head group (I) was synthesized. It was demonstrated that by mixing (I) with a conventional cationic micelle the rate of the micelle-catalyzed reaction (base-catalyzed proton abstraction from benzoin) can be controlled by light. The origin of the photocontrol was accounted for by the difference in the partitioning of trans-(I) and cis-(I) in the micelle phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1412
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume22
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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Shinkai, S., Matsuo, K., Sato, M., Sone, T., & Manabe, O. (1981). Photocontrol of micellar catalysis. Tetrahedron Letters, 22(15), 1409-1412. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(01)90335-1