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Attapulgite-anchored Pd complex catalyst: a highly active and reusable catalyst for C–C coupling reactions


Natural clay, attapulgite was successfully employed to prepare reusable heterogeneous catalyst of ATP–APTES–Pd through simple and green steps. The catalyst was characterized by ICP, IR, XRD, XPS, SEM, and TG. The novel complex exhibited excellent activity for a wide scope of Suzuki and Heck cross-coupling reactions without phosphine ligand, respectively. Remarkably, the catalyst is easy to separate, stable and can be reused several times in good activity without any additional activation treatment.

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Outstanding Young Talents Training Project for university-level Research Funds of Lanzhou University of Arts and Sciences (2019 JCQN02), the service of local economic and Social Development Project for university-level Research Funds of Lanzhou University of Arts and Sciences (2019FWDF01), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21962017, 51563022, 21464013, 21968032), and the Research Funds for the colleges and universities of Gansu province (No. 2014A-130).

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Yang, Q., Wu, H., Zhan, H. et al. Attapulgite-anchored Pd complex catalyst: a highly active and reusable catalyst for C–C coupling reactions. Reac Kinet Mech Cat 129, 283–295 (2020).

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  • Heterogeneous catalyst
  • Attapulgite
  • Suzuki coupling reaction
  • Heck coupling reaction
  • Palladium
  • Atp–aptes–pd catalyst