chapter  10
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I. Introduction ................................................................ 476 II. Theoretical Considerations of Reactions in

Micellar Systems ........................................................ 476 III. Metal Complex Formation ......................................... 480 IV. Metal Extraction ........................................................ 483 V. Catalysis of Organic Reactions by Micelles ............. 486 VI. Reactions in Microemulsions..................................... 488

A. Reminder on Microemulsions ............................. 488 B. Metal-Ligand Complex Formation ..................... 488 C. Preparation of Nanoparticles ............................. 491 D. Separation Processes and Extraction ................ 492

VII. The Matrix Effect ....................................................... 493 VIII. Polymerization in Vesicle Systems............................ 494 IX. Enzyme Processes ...................................................... 495

X. The Future.................................................................. 498 References............................................................................ 499

I. INTRODUCTION

Self-assembly systems, from the viewpoint of this chapter, comprise predominantly micellar and microemulsion systems and vesicle assemblies. Most reactions have, however, been studied in micellar systems, and until recently, these were predominantly organic and inorganic processes, although recently there has been considerable work involving enzymecatalyzed processes, especially in microemulsion and gel media. Because this topic is now a mature field of study, this chapter will necessarily be selective, and will be mainly focused on the personal interests of the authors.