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Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Grown on Carboxy-Functionalized Graphite: An Efficient Reusable Catalyst for Alkylation of Arenes

Vikul Rajpara*, Subhash Banerjee*, Grigoriy Sereda*

*Department of Chemistry, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA, Email:,,

V. Rajpara, S. Banerjee, G. Sereda, Synthesis, 2010, 2835-2840.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218851


A hybrid catalyst of iron oxide nanoparticles on carboxy-functionalized graphite demonstrated superior catalytic activity towards the alkylation of arenes with alkyl halides in contrast to commercial graphite or unsupported iron oxide nanoparticles. The catalyst can be reused up to five times with a minimal loss of catalytic activity.

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Key Words

iron oxide nanoparticles, oxidized graphite support, Friedel-Crafts alkylation, catalysis, reusability, benzylation

ID: J66-Y2010-2310