Thiol Functionalised Supports for Controlled Metal Nanoparticle Formation for Improved C–C Coupling

Matthew E. Potter, Joshua J.M. Le Brocq, Alice E. Oakley, Evangeline B. McShane, Panashe M. Mhembere, Marina Carravetta, Bart D. Vandegehuchte, Robert Raja

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Abstract

The myriad applications of metal nanoparticle systems have individual demands on their size, shape and electronic states, demanding novel synthetic methods to optimise these properties. Herein we report our method of exploiting strong thiol-Pd binding as a precursor for forming small, uniform Pd nanoparticles on activation. We validate our approach with a range of characterisation techniques and contrast our design strategy with an analogous wetness impregnation method, showing the drastic improvements for catalytic C−C coupling. The presence of the thiol groups offers greater control over nanoparticle formation, particularly temperature resolution on activation, potentially allowing more targeted nanoparticle formation procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3610-3614
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume16
Issue number22
Early online date10 Sept 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • catalysis
  • CC coupling
  • nanoparticles
  • palladium
  • supported catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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