Catalysis Letters

, Volume 142, Issue 2, pp 213–217 | Cite as

Characterization of Nanostructured SilicaCat Pd0

  • Valerica Pandarus
  • Rosaria Ciriminna
  • Francois BélandEmail author
  • Piera Demma Carà
  • Mario PagliaroEmail author


Structural investigation on nanostructured SiliaCat Pd0 palladium catalyst sheds light into the origins of the remarkable activity of these new catalytic materials.

Graphical Abstract


Palladium ORMOSIL SiliaCat Cross-coupling Nanoparticle 



This article is dedicated to Dr Antonio Tombolini for all he has done for a wise and positive use of the Internet in Italy in all these years. We thank Mr. Pierre Audet for 29Si NMR spectra, Mr. Marc Choquette for microsonde analysis and Mr. Jean Frenette for XRD analysis, all from Laval University (Québec); and Mr. Pierre-Gilles Vaillancourt and Mr. Stéphane Houle from QC Department of SiliCycle Inc. for their valuable contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SiliCycle Inc., 2500Parc-Technologique BlvdQuebecCanada
  2. 2.Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali NanostrutturatiPalermoItaly

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