Palladium/magnesium-lanthanum mixed oxide catalyst in the heck reaction

Agnieszka Cwik, Zoltán Hell, François Figueras

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A new, reusable palladium/magnesium-lanthanum mixed oxide catalyst has been found to exhibit unprecedented high catalytic activity and selectivity for the heterogeneous Heck cross-coupling reaction of aryl halides with alkenes. The nature of the aryl halides has a determinate effect on the reaction yield. The corresponding reactions of a wide range of activated and non-activated aryl bromides and chlorides furnished the arylated product with high E/Z isomer ratios even already at 80°C. The stereoselectivity depended on the nature of the olefins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-530
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2006



  • Catalyst recycling
  • Heck reaction
  • Magnesium-lanthanum mixed oxide
  • Palladium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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