, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 287–292 | Cite as

Palladium Supported on Commercial Fumed Silica as Sustainable Catalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions

  • Zhen-Wei Kang
  • Zhan-Chen Gao
  • Su-Fang Lv
  • Fei-Bao ZhangEmail author
  • Jian-Xiong JiangEmail author
Original Paper


Palladium nanocatalysts supported on commercial fumed silica were synthesized via a convenient liquid method without any external reductant or surfactants. The catalysts were characterized by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, X-ray powder diffraction and the transmission electron microscope analysis. Then it was applied for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions. It was found that a number of aryl halides were efficiently catalyzed using these catalysts in aqueous-ethanol under relatively mild condition within 0.5h. Further study showed that the catalyst could be recycled up to 10 times without loss of activity.

Graphical Abstract

Palladium nanocatalysts supported on commercial fumed silica were synthesized and applied for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions. A number of aryl halides were efficiently catalyzed using these catalysts in aqueous-ethanol under relatively mild condition within 0.5h. Further study showed that the catalyst could be recycled up to 10 times without loss of activity.


Fumed silica Suzuki reactions Catalyst Silane coupling agent 


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This research was supported by Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. LY18B040003

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology of Ministry of EducationHangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhouChina

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