A Polyphenylene Support for Pd Catalysts with Exceptional Catalytic Activity

Feng Wang, Jerrik Jørgen Mielby, Felix Herrmann Richter, Guanghui Wang, Gonzalo Prieto, Takeshi Kasama, Claudia Weidenthaler, Hans-Josef Bongard, Søren Kegnæs, Alois Fuerstner, Ferdi Schueth

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We describe a solid polyphenylene support that serves as an excellent platform for metal-catalyzed reactions that are normally carried out under homogeneous conditions. The catalyst is synthesized by palladium-catalyzed Suzuki coupling which directly results in formation of palladium nanoparticles confined to a porous polyphenylene network. The composite solid is in turn highly active for further Suzuki coupling reactions, including non-activated substrates that are challenging even for molecular catalysts.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte chemie-international edition
Issue number33
Pages (from-to)8645-8648
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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