Volume 93 Issue 35 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 7, 2015

A Little Palladium Does A Lot Of Cross-Coupling

Green Catalysis: Iron nanoparticles containing traces of palladium facilitate workhorse reactions in a recyclable aqueous solution
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry, Sustainability
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: chemical potential, catalysis, nanoparticle, adsorption, calorimetry

As part of their efforts in developing greener chemistry, Bruce H. Lipshutz and his group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have already pared Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions down to no organic solvent, little if any heating, and a minimum of palladium catalyst. But the fact that their recyclable aqueous reaction system still requires a relatively expensive amount of scarce palladium has bothered Lipshutz. His group has now found a way . . .

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