In-situ synthesis of a palladium-polyaniline hybrid catalyst for a Suzuki coupling reaction

Rafique Ul Islam, Michael J. Witcomb, Elma Van Der Lingen, Michael S. Scurrell, Willem Van Otterlo, Kaushik Mallick

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Palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions are one of the most frequently used synthetic tools for the construction of new carbon-carbon bonds in organic synthesis. The present study describes the use of palladium-polyaniline composite material as a catalyst for the Suzuki coupling of aryl halides. Palladium-polyaniline nanocomposite material was synthesized using an in-situ technique in which palladium acetate and aniline hydrochloride were used as the precursors of the composite. Electron microscopy imaging showed that the palladium particles were well-dispersed within the polymer matrix and were typically 3-5 nm in diameter. The metal-polymer composite material was used as a catalyst for the coupling of phenylboronic acid with aryl halides in the presence of an inorganic base and showed excellent yield with high TOF values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2206-2210
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Pd-polymer composite
  • Suzuki coupling reaction
  • TEM
  • TOF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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