Formaldehyde Encapsulated in Zeolite: A Long-Lived, Highly Activated One-Carbon Electrophile to Carbonyl-Ene Reactions
Takahiro Okachi and Makoto Onaka*
*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8902, Japan, Email: conakamail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
T. Okachi, M. Onaka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 2306-2307.
DOI: 10.1021/ja039737p (free Supporting Information)
A simple method to stably store labile formaldehyde as a monomer in a nanoporous faujasite zeolite at 5°C for at least 50 days without self-polymerization or disproportionation is reported. Zeolite-encapsulated formaldehyde was proved to be a highly reactive C1 reagent.
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