Functionalization of Silica Surface Using Chan-Lam Coupling
The reaction of base-free Chan-Lam coupling was successfully used for functionalization of surface of mesoporous silica gel. Various aromatic, aliphatic, and heterocyclic compounds were immobilized by a copper-catalyzed reaction of corresponding boronic acids with surface amino groups at mild conditions. Obtained functionalized materials were mesoporous although their surface area decreased after immobilization. The reactivity of some surface functional groups was tested in their characteristic reactions.
Appiah-Kubi, George; Seaton, Kenneth; and Vasiliev, Aleksey. 2014. Functionalization of Silica Surface Using Chan-Lam Coupling. Tetrahedron Letters. Vol.55(16). 2722-2726. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.03.050 ISSN: 0040-4039