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Magnetically Separable Pd Catalyst for Highly Selective Epoxide Hydrogenolysis under Mild Conditions

Min Serk Kwon, In Soo Park, Jum Suk Jang, Jae Sung Lee and Jaiwook Park*

*Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, San 31 Hyojadong, Pohang, Kyungbuk 790-784, Republic of Korea, Email:

M. S. Kwon, I. S. Park, J. S. Jang, J. S. Lee, J. Park, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 3417-3419.

DOI: 10.1021/ol701456w (free Supporting Information)


A magnetically separable palladium catalyst is highly active and selective for epoxide hydrogenolysis at room temperature under 1 atm H2 and can be recycled without loss of activity. The catalyst was synthesized simply through a sol-gel process incorporating palladium nanoparticles and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in aluminum oxyhydroxide matrix.

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Key Words

Reduction of Epoxides, Hydrogen

ID: J54-Y2007-2770