Highly active, durable and recyclable ordered mesoporous magnetic organometallic catalysts for promoting organic reactions in water

Fang Zhang, Mingzhen Chen, Xiaotao Wu, Wei Wang, Hexing Li

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Abstract

A new strategy of bonding organometallics to an MCM-41 thin layer coated onto Fe3O4 microspheres with strong magnetism, denoted as M-PPh2-MCM-41@SiO2@Fe3O4, where M = Pd(ii) and Rh(i), has been developed for the immobilization of homogeneous catalysts. In comparison with the traditional M-PPh2-MCM-41 catalysts with irregular shapes and the M-PPh2-SiO2@Fe 3O4 without an ordered mesoporous structure, the current catalysts exhibited much higher activities for various water-based Suzuki, Sonogashira and Miyaura-Michael organic reactions, due to the high dispersion of active sites and the uniform catalyst particles with short-ordered mesopores favoring reactant diffusion and adsorption. Their catalytic efficiencies are comparable with those of the homogeneous catalysts, and they could be easily recycled for reuse by simply applying an external magnet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-491
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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