Duan Research Group

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices


Palladium-Based Nanostructures with Highly Porous Features and Perpendicular Pore Channels as Enhanced Organic Catalysts

X. Huang, Y. Li, Y. Chen, E. Zhu, Y. Xu, H. Zhou, X. Duan, and Y. Huang

Angew. Chemie Intl. Ed. 52, 2520-2524 (2013)

Channeling a good catalyst: Highly porous palladium nanostructures (pPdNs) with perpendicular pore channels (see picture) were prepared under mild conditions. The combination of high surface area and rich edge/corner atoms gives pPdNs better catalytic performance than known Pd catalysts for the hydrogenation of nitrobenzene and styrene and the Suzuki coupling reaction.
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