Zwitterionic-surfactant-stabilized palladium nanoparticles as catalysts in the hydrogen transfer reductive amination of benzaldehydes.

@article{Drinkel2014ZwitterionicsurfactantstabilizedPN,
  title={Zwitterionic-surfactant-stabilized palladium nanoparticles as catalysts in the hydrogen transfer reductive amination of benzaldehydes.},
  author={Emma E. Drinkel and Roberta R. Campedelli and Alex M Manfredi and Haidi Dalida Fiedler and Faruk Nome},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={2574-9}
}
Palladium nanoparticles (NPs) stabilized by a zwitterionic surfactant are revealed here to be good catalysts for the reductive amination of benzaldehydes using formate salts as hydrogen donors in aqueous isopropanol. In terms of environmental impact and economy, metallic NPs offer several advantages over homogeneous and traditional heterogeneous catalysts. NPs usually display greater activity due to the increased metal surface area and sometimes exhibit enhanced selectivity. Thus, it is… CONTINUE READING