Catalysis Letters

, Volume 148, Issue 6, pp 1549–1561 | Cite as

Three-Dimensional Graphene–Magnetic Palladium Nanohybrid: A Highly Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for Promoting Organic Reactions

  • Mahboobeh Tanhaei
  • Alireza Mahjoub
  • Razieh Nejat


In this work, graphene aerogel (GA) decorated with Fe3O4@SiO2@Pd nanoparticles (GA-FSNP@Pd) as a novel three-dimensional graphene–magnetic palladium nanohybrid catalyst. This catalyst showed high catalytic activity for the Suzuki and Heck cross-coupling reactions. This noteworthy catalyst activity can be due to the high dispersion of FSNP@Pd nanoparticles on GA. The nanohybrid exhibits an interconnected mesoporous framework of graphene sheets with uniform dispersion of FSNP@Pd nanoparticles. Interestingly, the catalyst could be recovered in a facile manner from the reaction mixture and recycled ten times without appreciable loss of activity. High yield, low reaction time, magnetic separation and non-toxicity of the nanohybrid catalyst are the main merits of this protocol.

Graphical Abstract


Graphene aerogel Palladium nanoparticles Catalysis Suzuki coupling Mizoroki–Heck coupling 



Financial support of this work by Tarbiat Modares University and Kosar University of Bojnord is gratefully acknowledged. Mahboobeh Tanhaei; PhD student who did all the experience. Alireza Mahjoub; Supervisor of the project. Razieh Nejat; Advisor of the project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceKosar University of BojnordBojnordIran

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