26 June 2017

Rapid 'mix-and-stir' preparation of well-defined Pd/C catalysts for efficient practical usage

A facile direct deposition approach for the preparation of recyclable Pd/C catalysts simply by stirring a solution of Pd2dba3 with a suitable carbon material was evaluated. An extraordinary rapid catalyst preparation procedure (< 5 min) under mild conditions and its excellent performance in cross-coupling and hydrogenation reactions were demonstrated. The key point for catalyst design was to directly deposit Pd(0) centers onto highly accessible surface area and to avoid ill-defined Pd(II)/Pd(0) states.

Reference: ChemCatChem, 2017, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700738

On-line version: http://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700738