Title : Pd Nanoparticles supported on copper oxide prepared via microwave Assisted synthesis: An efficient catalyst for suzuki cross coupling
Transition metal nanoparticles have been widely investigated as a potentially advanced pathway in catalysis field due to their distinctive properties. The precise optimization through controlling the particle size is one of the key factors to obtain unique physical and chemical properties. Recently, Copper based nanoparticles have a huge impact in the field of catalysis research as they have been tested in several major reactions such as Suzuki-Miyaura cross–coupling.
The previously mentioned research studies have revealed the high catalytic activity of metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles through using copper oxide as an ideal support in C-C cross-coupling reactions which are considered as one of the most relevant processes in Organic Synthesis. The importance of those kinds of nanomaterials are not only because they are covering the research area of cross-coupling reactions which are widely used in several strategic industries like cosmetic, pharmacy, agriculture, and natural products; but also as they cover other potential applications in sensors, catalysis and energy conversion.
It is important to notice that there is also a main advantage of using copper oxide as a support as it significantly increase the surface area of the active ingredient of the used catalyst, hence causing a huge enhancement of the contact between reactants and catalyst to be nearly like that of the homogeneous catalysts. This also led to some innovative ideas regarding the use of nano-catalysis for green chemistry development including the possibility of using the concept of microwave assisted synthesis combined with nano-catalysis.
In this manuscript, we report on a green efficient method to prepare highly active Pd nanoparticles supported on copper oxide as a highly efficient catalyst for potential use in Suzuki cross–coupling.