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Highly efficient aqueous phase chemoselective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes catalysed by phosphine-decorated polymer immobilized IL-stabilized PdNPs

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Simon DohertyORCiD, Dr Julian Knight, Tom Backhouse, Einas Abood, Dr Hind Alshaikh



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Phosphino-decorated polymer immobilised ionic liquid phase stabilised palladium nanoparticles (PdNP@PPh2-PIILP) and its PEGylated counterpart (PdNP@PPh2-PEGPIILP) are remarkably active and exceptionally selective catalysts for the aqueous phase hydrogenation of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes, ketones, esters and nitriles with PdNP@PPh2-PEGPIILP giving complete conversion and 100% selectivity for reduction of the C=C bond, under mild conditions. This is the most selective PdNP-based system to be reported for the aqueous phase hydrogenation of this class of substrate.

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Author(s): Doherty S, Knight JG, Backhouse T, Abood E, Alshaikh H, Fairlamb IJS, Bourne RA, Chamberlain TW, Stones R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Green Chemistry

Year: 2017

Volume: 19

Issue: 7

Pages: 1635-1641

Print publication date: 07/04/2017

Online publication date: 26/01/2017

Acceptance date: 25/01/2017

Date deposited: 26/01/2017

ISSN (print): 1463-9262

ISSN (electronic): 1463-9270

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03528K


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