1 Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark2 Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark3 Center for Electron Nanoscopy, Technical University of Denmark4 Max-Planck-Institut
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.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 2014, Vol 53, Issue 33, p. 8645-8648