Cation binding cata/sis by polyethylene glycols

Bert C. Lynn, Otto F. Schall, George W. Gokel

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Polyethylene glycols are versatile species that can be used in a variety of applications. They have predictable cation binding properties and they are useful in phase transfer processes. Attempts to prepare polyethylene glycol substituted anthraquinones led to the observation that PEGs are excellent nucleophiles and catalysts for aromatic substitution. We have used the compounds prepared by this catalytic method and the Fast Atom Bombardment method (FAB/MS) to assess alkylammonium cation binding by various PEGs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-471
Number of pages2
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials - Science and Engineering - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 11 1993Jun 11 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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