Organic Reactivity in AOT-Stabilized Microemulsions

Gonzalo Ashtray, Antonio Cid, Luis García-Río, Pablo Hervella, Juan C. Mejuto, and Moisés Pérez-Lorenzo
Prog. React. Kinet. Mech., 2008, 33, 81–97


Microemulsions are highly versatile reaction media, which currently find many applications. In this review, we shall describe recent trends in the use of microemulsions as organic reaction media, and present models for their functioning, in particular the pseudophase model. This model allows a quantitative explanation of organic reactivity in these microheterogeneous media.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism (2008)