Special Issue "Palladium Catalysts 2018"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018
Dr. Diego A. Alonso
Dr. Isidro M. Pastor
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias and Instituto de Síntesis Orgánica (ISO), Universidad de Alicante, Apdo. 99, Alicante 03080, Spain
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Interests: application of organometallic compounds in organic synthesis; synthesis of heterocyclic derivatives and their application as ligands in homogeneous and heterogeneous (MOFs) catalysts
Palladium-catalyzed reactions are of vital importance in organic synthesis. Palladium catalysts have played a fundamental role in the development of a wide variety of transformations due to its versatility and high functional group tolerance. Indeed, nowadays, palladium-catalyzed reactions are routinely employed as powerful synthetic tools, both in academia and industry. Particularly interesting are the recent advances in new catalyst development, which have enabled to perform difficult transformations with unactivated substrates using low catalyst loadings under mild and green reaction conditions.
After the 2014 and 2016 editions, this Special Issue on Palladium Catalysts is already becoming a tradition in Molecules and we are delighted to launch the 2018 edition. This Special Issue will mainly focus on the latest advances and novel trends in the field of palladium catalysts, ranging from basic research and characterization studies to the development of highly active catalysts and their application in different redox processes, cross-coupling, as well as C–H activation reactions.Dr. Diego A. Alonso
Dr. Isidro M. Pastor
Manuscript Submission Information
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- organic chemistry
- green chemistry
- heterogeneous chemistry
- C–H activation
- redox processes
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Preparation of palladium nanoparticles supported on functionalized titanium dioxide and catalytic hydrogenation of p-chloronitrobenzene
Xinkui Wang*, Zhixin Zhang, Yanyan Teng
School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Palladium nanoparticles (NPs) have been successfully supported on TiO2 functionalized by tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (THAM) through a novel and facile in-situ reduction method. The as-prepared materials were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), high-angle annular dark field (HAADF) electron microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques. The results indicated palladium nanoparticles were highly dispersed on titanium dioxide with an average particle size of 7.4 ± 1.7 nm. The as-obtained Pd/TiO2-THAM exhibited enhanced catalytic activity and stability in the liquid phase hydrogenation of p-chloronitrobenzene (p-CNB) in comparison with Pd/TiO2 prepared by the conventional impregnation method.