system comprising a polymer support
in which catalytically active species
are immobilized through chemical bonds or weaker interactions such as hydrogen bonds or donor–acceptor interactions.
- Polymer-supported catalysts are often based on network polymers in the form of beads. They are easy to separate from reaction media and can be used repeatedly.
- Examples of polymer-supported catalysts are: (a) a polymer-metal complex that can coordinate reactants, (b) colloidal palladium dispersed in a swollen network polymer that can act as a hydrogenation catalyst.
- Polymer-supported enzymes are a type of polymer-supported catalysts.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 896
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