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Pd Nanoparticles in Dendrimers Immobilized on Silica–Polyamine Composites as Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenation

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posted on 11.06.2014, 00:00 by Edward Karakhanov, Anton Maximov, Yulia Kardasheva, Vera Semernina, Anna Zolotukhina, Andrey Ivanov, Geoffrey Abbott, Edward Rosenberg, Vladimir Vinokurov
New heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysts, based on Pd nanoparticles and polypropyleneimine (PPI) dendrimers of the third generation that have been covalently grafted to a silica surface modified with polyallylamine (PAA) have been synthesized. The final products were characterized by TEM, XPS, and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The synthesized materials are effective catalysts for selective hydrogenation of dienes to monoenes and phenyl acetylene to styrene at very high substrate/Pd ratios with turnover rates higher than related Pd nanoparticle catalysts. The synthesized catalysts can be reused without any loss of activity in the case of styrene and isoprene.