Catalysis Letters

, Volume 147, Issue 1, pp 188–195 | Cite as

Silica-Supported Ni(II)–DABCO Complex: An Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for the Heck Reaction

  • Abdol R. Hajipour
  • Parisa Abolfathi


An interesting nickel-based catalyst supported on DABCO-functionalized silica was successfully prepared and evaluated as heterogeneous nanocatalyst in Heck cross coupling reaction of various aryl halides and methyl acrylate. The as-prepared nanocatalyst was well characterized by FT-IR, FE-SEM, TEM, XRD, SEM-EDX, ICP and TGA techniques and found to be highly efficient in the reaction system in terms of activity and recyclability.

Graphical Abstract

This work provides an economical and heterogeneous catalytic system based nickel nanoparticle supported on DABCO functionalized silica for the Heck cross-coupling reaction of various aryl halides with methyl acrylate.


DABCO Nickel(II) Heterogenous catalyst Mizoroki–Heck reaction 



We gratefully acknowledge the funding support received for this project from the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), IR of Iran, and Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT), IR of Iran. Further financial support from the Center of Excellence in Sensor and Green Chemistry Research (IUT) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pharmaceutical Research Laboratory, Department of ChemistryIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Department of Neuroscience, Medical SchoolUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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