Science China Chemistry

, Volume 61, Issue 6, pp 725–731 | Cite as

N-doped carbon supported Pd catalysts for N-formylation of amines with CO2/H2

  • Xiaoying Luo
  • Hongye Zhang
  • Zhengang Ke
  • Cailing Wu
  • Shien Guo
  • Yunyan Wu
  • Bo Yu
  • Zhimin Liu


Using mesoporous N-doped carbons (NCs) derived from glucose and melamine as the supports, a series of Pd/NC catalysts were prepared, in which Pd nanoparticles with average size<2.0 nm were uniformly distributed on the supports. It was indicated that the resultant Pd/NC catalysts were effective for N-formylation of amines with CO2 and H2 in ethanol without any additives. Especially, the catalyst Pd/NC-800-6.9% containing quaternary N showed the best performance, affording a series of formylamides in good or even excellent yields. Further investigation reveals that the interaction between the Pd nanoparticles and quaternary nitrogen in the NC support was responsible for the good performance of the catalyst.


Pd/NC C–N formation N-formylation CO2 H2 


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This work was supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (QYZDY-SSW-SLH013) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21533011, 21503239).

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N-doped carbon supported Pd catalysts for N-formylation of amines with CO2/H2


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoying Luo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hongye Zhang
    • 1
  • Zhengang Ke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cailing Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shien Guo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yunyan Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bo Yu
    • 1
  • Zhimin Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Thermodynamics, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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