Microwave-promoted hydrogenation and alkynylation reactions with palladium-loaded multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Jean Hubert Olivier, Franck Camerel, Raymond Ziessel, Pascal Retailleau, Julien Amadou, Cuong Pham-Huu

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Multi-walled carbon nanotubes loaded with Pd(0) clusters (average size distribution 9 nm) have been used under microwave irradiation as catalysts in hydrogenation and alkynylation reactions under "eco-friendly" conditions; reduced cinnamic esters and cross-coupled products were obtained in good yields; use of piperidine as the base provided, in a regiospecific process, novel doubly alkynylated compounds unambiguously characterized by NMR correlation experiments and X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)920-924
Number of pages5
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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