What is it about?

We prepared carbon nanotubes decorated of filled with iron oxide nanoparticles to make them magnetically recoverable. Using xanthate chemistry, we then grafted a typical C-C coupling homogeneous catalyst consisting of Pd(II) centers. Therefore, the organometallic catalyst becomes supported on a solid and can be recycled by the simple use of a magnet.

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Why is it important?

Organometallic catalysts are typically very active and selective but very difficult to recover. Here we propose a simple strategy to obtain single-site active catalysts grafted on a magnetic support. Hence the molecular catalyst can be isolated with a simple magnet and reused.

Perspectives

This is just opening the door to a wide range of grafted organometallic catalysts for a wide range of organic synthesis applications....

Professor Sophie Hermans
Universite catholique de Louvain

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This page is a summary of: Preparation of magnetically recoverable carbon nanotube-supported Pd(II) catalyst, Catalysis Today, August 2019, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.02.057.
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