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

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  • © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017. Phosphino-decorated polymer immobilised ionic liquid phase stabilised palladium nanoparticles (PdNP@PPh2-PIILP) and their PEGylated counterparts (PdNP@PPh2-PEGPIILP) are remarkably active and exceptionally selective catalysts for the aqueous phase hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, ketones, esters and nitriles with PdNP@PPh2-PEGPIILP giving complete conversion and 100% selectivity for reduction of the CC bond, under mild conditions. This is the most selective PdNP-based system to be reported for the aqueous phase hydrogenation of this class of substrates.
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  • Green Chemistry  Journal
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  • Doherty S; Knight JG; Backhouse T; Abood E; Alshaikh H; Fairlamb IJS; Bourne RA; Chamberlain TW; Stones R
  • Start Page

  • 1635
  • End Page

  • 1641
  • Volume

  • 19
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  • 7