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Palladium Nanoparticles in Polymers: Catalyst for Alkene Hydrogenation, Carbon-Carbon Cross-Coupling Reactions, and Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation

Cheon Min Park, Min Serk Kwon, Jaiwook Park*

*Center for Integrated Molecular System, Department of Chemistry, Pohang University of Science and Technology, San 31 Hyojadong, Pohang, Kyeongbuk 790-784, Republic of Korea, Email:

C. M. Park, M. S. Kwon, J. Park, Synthesis, 2006, 3790-3794.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-950329

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A new recyclable catalyst composed of palladium nanoparticles dispersed in an organic polymer was synthesized by a simple procedure from readily available reagents. This catalyst is robust, and highly active in many organic transformations including alkene and alkyne hydrogenation, carbon-carbon cross-coupling reactions, and aerobic alcohol oxidation.

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Key Words

palladium, heterogeneous, hydrogenation (alkenes, alkynes, α,β-unsaturated compounds), oxidations, cross-coupling, polymer

ID: J66-Y2006-3770