Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Chem Commun (Camb). 2007 Feb 14;(6):547-58. Epub 2006 Sep 26.

Chiral catalysis in nanopores of mesoporous materials.

Author information

  • 1State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, 116023, China.

Erratum in

  • Chem Commun (Camb). 2007 Feb 14;(6):637.


This article reviews the recent progress made in asymmetric catalysis in the nanopores of mesoporous materials and periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs). Some examples of chiral catalysts within the nanopores show improved catalytic performance compared to homogeneous catalysts. The factors including the confinement effect, the properties of the linkages and the microenvironment in nanopores, which affect the activity and enantioselectivity of asymmetric catalysis in nanopores, are discussed.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Royal Society of Chemistry
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk