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A Sustainable Procedure Combining the Advantages of Both Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis for the Heck-Matsuda Reaction

Cybille Rossy, Eric Fouquet, François-Xavier Felpin*

*Université de Nantes, CNRS UMR 6230, CEISAM, UFR des Sciences et des Techniques, 2 rue de la Houssinière, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3, France, Email:

C. Rossy, E. Fouquet, F.-X. Felpin, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 37-41.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1289585


A sustainable procedure for the Heck-Matsuda reaction between arenediazonium salts and olefins combines the high reactivity attained in homogeneous catalysis with the recovery of palladium metal by simple filtration usually encountered in heterogeneous catalysis by using Pd(OAc)2 in the presence of charcoal.

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Key Words

palladium, heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, charcoal, Heck Reaction, green chemistry, alkenylation

ID: J66-Y2012-0100