Used for support for catalysts, preparation of clay nanopaper composites of nacre-like structure, conversion of triose sugars with alcohols to alkyl lactates and Deprotection of ketone dimethylhydrazones.
Srinivas Kantevari; Srinivasu V.N. Vuppalapati; Lingaiah Nagarapu. Montmorillonite K10 catalyzed efficient synthesis of amidoalkyl naphthols under solvent free conditions. Catalysis Communications.2007, 8,(11), 1857-1862.
Stéphane Frère; Valérie Thiéry; Thierry Besson. Microwave acceleration of the Pechmann reaction on graphite/montmorillonite K10: application to the preparation of 4-substituted 7-aminocoumarins. Tetrahedron Letters.2001, 42, (15), 2791-2794.
Convenient catalyst for, e.g. preparation of enamines from cycloalkanones and secondary cyclic amines: J. Chem. Res. (Synop.), 21 (1995), formation of acetals from aldehydes and diols: J. Chem. Res. (Synop.), 26 (1997), and protection of alcohols as their methoxymethyl (MOM) ethers using dimethoxymethane: Indian J. Chem. B., 35B, 260 (1996).
In aqueous methanol catalyzes the removal of acetal (acetonide), TBDMS, TBDPS and 4,4'-dimethoxytrityl (Dmt) protecting groups from OH functions of carbohydrates and nucleosides: J. Org. Chem., 61, 9026 (1996).
For a brief feature on applications of montmorillonites, see: Synlett, 1341 (2001).