Nanocomposite catalyst with palladium nanoparticles encapsulated in a polymeric acid: A model for tandem environmental catalysis

Tayirjan T. Isimjan, Quan He, Yong Liu, Jesse Zhu, Richard J. Puddephatt, Darren J. Anderson

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of a novel hybrid nanocomposite catalyst comprised of palladium nanoparticles embedded in polystyrene sulfonic acid (PSSH) and supported on metal oxides is reported. The catalysts are intended for application in green catalysis, and they are shown to be effective in the hydrolysisreduction sequence of tandem catalytic reactions required for conversion of 2-phenyl-1,3-dioxolane to toluene or of phenol to cyclohexane. The two distinct components in the catalyst, Pd nanoparticles and acidic PSSH, are capable of catalyzing sequential reactions in one pot under mild conditions. This work has demonstrated a powerful approach toward designing highperformance, multifunctional, scalable, and environmentally friendly nanostructured tandem catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dehydration
  • Hydrogenation
  • Hydrolysis
  • Palladium
  • Polyelectrolyte
  • Polystyrene sulfonic acid
  • Tandem catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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