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Convenient Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles and Catalysis of Hiyama Coupling Reaction in Water

Dipankar Srimani, Sudeshna Sawoo and Amitabha Sarkar*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata 700032, India, Email:

D. Srimani, S. Sawoo, A. Sarkar, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 3639-3642.

DOI: 10.1021/ol7015143 (free Supporting Information)

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An efficient synthesis of Pd nanoparticles in water has been developed using a Fischer carbene complex of tungsten as the reductant and PEG as the capping agent. These Pd nanoparticles efficiently catalyze Hiyama cross-coupling reactions performed in air. Excellent yields of products were obtained with a wide range of substrates.

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Key Words

Hiyama Coupling

ID: J54-Y2007-2860