Highly selective synthesis of biphenyl by the Pd(OAc)2/HPA/O2/AcOH catalyst system

Makoto Okamoto, Midori Watanabe, Teizo Yamaji

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A new catalytic system, dimerization of benzene with 100% selectivity and 19% yield under the conditions of 130 C, 10 atm and 4 h. PdHPMo12O 40 itself was also found to act as a catalyst to give 95% of selectivity of biphenyl with a lower yield. A plausible mechanism of this system is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 16 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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