Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 56, Issue 11, pp 923–932 | Cite as

Chiral Ionic Liquid/ESI-MS Methodology as an Efficient Tool for the Study of Transformations of Supported Organocatalysts

  • S. G. Zlotin
  • A. S. Kuherenko
  • O. V. Maltsev
  • A. O. Chizhov
Original Paper


An efficient approach to the study of deactivation pathways of chiral organocatalysts in asymmetric Michael reactions by modifying original catalysts with ionic-liquid fragments followed by the electrospray ionization mass spectrometry analysis of recovered catalyst samples has been proposed.


Organocatalysis Asymmetric synthesis Supported organocatalysts Ionic liquids Mass-spectrometry 



Financial supports by the President of the Russian Federation (grant for young Ph.D. No. 3551.2012.3), by the Russian Academy of Sciences (Basic Research Program No. 1 of the DCMS) and by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research (project 12-03-00420) are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Zlotin
    • 1
  • A. S. Kuherenko
    • 1
  • O. V. Maltsev
    • 1
  • A. O. Chizhov
    • 1
  1. 1.N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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