Core-shell-like Ni-Pd nanoparticles supported on carbon black as a magnetically separable catalyst for green Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reactions

Jiawei Xia, Yongsheng Fu, Guangyu He, Xiaoqiang Sun, Xin Wang

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Abstract

A magnetically separable core-shell-like catalyst Ni-Pd/CB is designed and synthesized via a facile sequential reduction strategy. It is found that the Pd nanocrystals with a thickness of ∼1.67 nm and a length of ∼7.92 nm are intimately coupled with the Ni cores and the formed core-shell-like Ni-Pd nanoparticles are well dispersed on the CB surface with much smaller particle size and narrower size distribution as compared with that of unsupported ones. The ligand-free Ni-Pd/CB nanocatalyst is evaluated for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction and exhibits excellent catalytic activity under mild aerobic conditions without using toxic solvents and inert protective atmosphere, achieving green catalysis. The high catalytic performance of Ni-Pd/CB catalyst can be attributed to its unique core-shell-like nanostructure and the concerted effects between the individual components. The introduction of Ni not only makes the catalyst magnetically separable in a suspension system, but also significantly lowers the cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume200
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon black
  • Core-shell-like Ni-Pd nanoparticles
  • Mild conditions
  • Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Environmental Science
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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