Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 57, Issue 17–20, pp 1550–1557 | Cite as

Aqueous Heck Arylation of Acrolein Derivatives: The Role of Cyclodextrin as Additive

  • Walid Al-Maksoud
  • Mohamad Jahjah
  • Eric Monflier
  • Anne Ponchel
  • Bastien Léger
  • Catherine PinelEmail author
  • Laurent DjakovitchEmail author
Original Paper


Heck arylation of acrolein dialkyl acetal with (hetero)-aryl halides in water catalyzed by solid palladium catalysts and in presence of cyclodextrins is reported. Depending on the nature of the base, either cinnamaldehyde or 3-aryl propionic ester is obtained. It was shown that the presence of cyclodextrins in the reaction media increased the reaction rate as well as the stability of the palladium species.


Heck reaction Aqueous phase Cyclodextrins Heterogeneous palladium catalyst Cinnamaldehyde 3-Arylpropionic esters 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the National Agency of Research (CATAQ N° ANR-07-CP2D-0167-01/02) for funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walid Al-Maksoud
    • 1
  • Mohamad Jahjah
    • 1
  • Eric Monflier
    • 2
  • Anne Ponchel
    • 2
  • Bastien Léger
    • 2
  • Catherine Pinel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laurent Djakovitch
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Université de Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5256, IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l’environnement de LyonVilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.Université d’Artois, UMR CNRS 8181, UCCS Artois, Faculté des Sciences Jean PerrinLens CedexFrance

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