Catalysis Letters

, 141:866

PEG Modification Effect of Silica on the Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling Reaction Using Silica-immobilized Palladium Catalysts


DOI: 10.1007/s10562-011-0583-5

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Onozawa, S., Fukaya, N., Saitou, K. et al. Catal Lett (2011) 141: 866. doi:10.1007/s10562-011-0583-5


The Pd phosphine complex catalysts immobilized onto polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified silica were prepared in order to clarify the effect of the PEG modification on the Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reaction in organic solvents. For the reaction of ethyl p-bromobenzoate and phenylboronic acid in the presence of potassium carbonate in toluene, the PEG-modified silica-immobilized Pd catalysts exhibited much higher activities than the catalysts without PEG modification.

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Immobilized Pd phosphine complexPolyethylene glycolSuzuki–Miyaura coupling reactionMesoporous silicaHeterogeneous catalysis

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan