Progress in thermoregulated liquid/liquid biphasic catalysis
•This paper reviews the progress in liquid/liquid thermoregulated biphasic catalysis.•The thermoregulated phase transfer catalysis is discussed in detail.•The progress in thermoregulated non-aqueous biphasic catalysis has been reviewed.
The progress in field of thermoregulated aqueous-organic biphasic catalysis and thermoregulated non-aqueous liquid/liquid biphasic catalysis is reviewed. The authors aim at the solution to the limitation in the application of the classic aqueous/organic biphasic catalysis due to the low water-solubility of the substrates. Especially, the thermoregulated aqueous/organic biphasic transfer catalysis is discussed in detail. Moreover, various non-aqueous biphasic catalytic systems have been reviewed, including the fluorous biphasic, the polyethylene glycol (PEG) biphasic and the ionic liquid biphasic systems.
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Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 247, 1 June 2015, Pages 82–89