Palladium nanoparticles stabilized by alkylated polyethyleneimine as aqueous biphasic catalysts for the chemoselective stereocontrolled hydrogenation of alkenes

Maxym V. Vasylyev, Galia Maayan, Yonathan Hovav, Adina Haimov, Ronny Neumann

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Palladium nanoparticles were prepared, stabilized, and dispersed in water by alkylated branched polyethyleneimine. The palladium nanoparticles were effective aqueous biphasic catalysts for the chemoselective hydrogenation of alkenes with preferential reduction of less hindered double bonds, such as reduction of 3-methylcyclohexene in the presence of 1-methylcyclohexene and 1-octene in the presence of 2-methyl-2-heptene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5445-5448
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Nov 23 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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