Stabilization of palladium nanoparticles by polyoxometalates appended with alkylthiol tethers and their use as binary catalysts for liquid phase aerobic oxydehydrogenation

Mario De Bruyn, Ronny Neumann

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A polyoxometalate with two alkyl thiol appendages, Q4[SiW 11O40(SiCH2CH2CH2SH) 2] (Q = ammonium salt) stabilized the formation of palladium nanoparticles. This tethered polyoxometalate-palladium binary catalyst was effective for the aerobic oxydehydrogenation of vinylcyclohexene and vinylcyclohexane to styrene as the major product via activation of the allylic, tertiary carbon-hydrogen bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1624-1628
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007



  • Dehydrogenation
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Oxidation
  • Oxygen
  • Palladium
  • Polyoxometalates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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