Recyclable palladium-graphene nanocomposite catalysts containing ionic polymers: efficient Suzuki coupling reactions

Tae Hui Kwon, Kie Yong Cho, Kyung Youl Baek, Ho Gyu Yoon, B. Moon Kim

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Palladium nanoparticles on ionic polymer-doped graphene (Pd-IPG) nanocomposite catalysts have been investigated for efficient Suzuki coupling reactions. This combination effected highly accelerated Suzuki coupling reactions due to several advantageous features associated with the flanking ionic polymer part of the catalyst system. These include a high level of Pd incorporation, excellent dispersion stability, and increased accessibility and diffusion of the substrates onto the surface of Pd NPs. The enhanced availability of the Pd catalyst to the reacting substrates is believed to allow for ca. 16-fold higher catalytic activity than that of Pd-graphene without the ionic polymer. Moreover, high recycling capability of the catalyst (10 times) in combination with excellent product yields (>96%) and no significant leaching of the catalyst upon hot-filtration test suggest that the Pd-IPG nanocomposite catalysts have high reusability with significant retention (>95%) of the Pd species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11684-11690
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Mid-Career Researcher Program from the National Research Fund (NRF) grant funded by MSIP, Korea (Project No. NRF-2015R1A2A2A01005965) and partially supported by the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MI), Korea (Project No. 10041850).

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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