Nano Research

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 429–437

Palladium nanoparticle-graphene hybrids as active catalysts for the Suzuki reaction

  • Yang Li
  • Xiaobin Fan
  • Junjie Qi
  • Junyi Ji
  • Shulan Wang
  • Guoliang Zhang
  • Fengbao Zhang
Open Access
Research Article

Abstract

Graphene has been successfully modified with palladium nanoparticles in a facile manner by reducing palladium acetate [Pd(OAc)2] in the present of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), which is used as both surfactant and the reducing agent. The palladium nanoparticle-graphene hybrids (Pd-graphene hybrids) are characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. We demonstrate that the Pd-graphene hybrids can act as an efficient catalyst for the Suzuki reaction under aqueous and aerobic conditions, with the reaction reaching completion in as little as 5 min. The influence of the preparation conditions on the catalytic activities of the hybrids is also investigated.

Keywords

Graphene Pd nanoparticles hybrids catalyst Suzuki reaction 

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© Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Li
    • 1
  • Xiaobin Fan
    • 1
  • Junjie Qi
    • 1
  • Junyi Ji
    • 1
  • Shulan Wang
    • 1
  • Guoliang Zhang
    • 1
  • Fengbao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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