Edvin Fako, Manuel Ortuño and Núria López are co-authors of a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology. The paper reports the development of a new solid catalyst, which surpasses the state of the art homogeneous catalyst in Suzuki couplings in a cost-effective and eco-friendly way.
The work was coordinated by Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez, Professor of Catalysis Engineering at ETH Zürich, who together with ICIQ, Idorsia and the University of Cambridge presents this disruptive technology to immobilize palladium species to mediate Suzuki couplings. This kind of approach is likely viable in other transformations thus avoiding the problems inherent to homogeneous organometallic chemistry.
See the story and an animation about their work here, on the ETH web page.
“A heterogeneous single-atom palladium catalyst surpassing homogeneous systems for Suzuki coupling”
Zupeng Chen, Evgeniya Vorobyeva, Sharon Mitchell, Edvin Fako, Manuel A. Ortuño, Núria López, Sean M. Collins, Paul A. Midgley, Sylvia Richard, Gianvito Vilé, Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Nature Nanotechnology, 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-018-0167-2
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