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Pd/C Catalysis under Microwave Dielectric Heating

Lead Discovery Siena, Strada del Petriccio e Belriguardo 35, 53100 Siena, Italy
Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Chimica e Farmacia, Università degli Studi di Siena, via A. Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Academic Editor: Giancarlo Cravotto
Catalysts 2017, 7(3), 89;
Received: 16 December 2016 / Revised: 10 March 2017 / Accepted: 16 March 2017 / Published: 20 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enabling Technologies toward Green Catalysis)


Microwave-assisted organic synthesis (MAOS) provides a novel and efficient means of achieving heat organic reactions. Nevertheless, the potential arcing phenomena via microwave (MW) interaction with solid metal catalysts has limited its use by organic chemists. As arcing phenomena are now better understood, new applications of Pd/C-catalyzed reactions under MW dielectric heating are now possible. In this review, the state of the art, benefits, and challenges of coupling MW heating with heterogeneous Pd/C catalysis are discussed to inform organic chemists about their use with one of the most popular heterogeneous catalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: microwaves; catalyst; Pd/C; heterogeneous catalysis; cross-coupling; hydrogen transfer; reduction microwaves; catalyst; Pd/C; heterogeneous catalysis; cross-coupling; hydrogen transfer; reduction

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Cini, E.; Petricci, E.; Taddei, M. Pd/C Catalysis under Microwave Dielectric Heating. Catalysts 2017, 7, 89.

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