Platinum-based polymeric microreactors for hydrosilylation of alkynes in water

Ester Weiss, Raed Abu-Reziq

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Platinum acetylacetonate was encapsulated within polyurea microcapsules and utilized in the hydrosilylation of acetylenes after treatment with hydrogen. The encapsulation process is based on the emulsification of dichloromethane containing Pt(acac)2 and polyisocyanate monomer in water followed by interfacial polyaddition reaction that occurs after adding diamine monomer to the emulsion. The resulting catalytic microcapsules were characterized by SEM, solid NMR, TGA and FT-IR spectroscopy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalChimica Oggi
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017


  • Catalysis
  • Hydrosilylation
  • Interfacial polymerization
  • Microreactors
  • Platinum catalyst
  • Polyurea

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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