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Published August 14, 1996 | metadata_only
Journal Article

Rational Catalyst Design via Imprinted Nanostructured Materials


Progress on the use of imprinting (templating) for the synthesis of nanostructured catalysts is reviewed. In the context of providing a foundation for synthetic mimics, the basic principles of enzyme catalysis are enumerated. With these paradigms in mind, catalytic antibodies, imprinted polymers, imprinted amorphous metal oxides, and zeolites are discussed with respect to their preparation procedures and catalytic properties. These synthetic catalysts are contrasted to one another in order to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each system. Suggestions for future work on preparing enzyme-mimicking materials by imprinting are provided.

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© 1996 American Chemical Society. Received January 10, 1996. Revised Manuscript Received April 8, 1996. Publication Date (Web): August 14, 1996. A.K. is supported by a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship. W.R.A. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Hoechst-Celanese. We would also like to thank Dr. Mario Blanco of the Materials and Process Simulations Center at Caltech for assistance with the molecular mechanics calculations.

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