A Magnetic-Nanoparticle-Supported 4-N,N-Dialkylaminopyridine Catalyst: Excellent Reactivity Combined with Facile Catalyst Recovery and Recyclability


  • Financial support from the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology, Science Foundation Ireland, and Trinity College Dublin is gratefully acknowledged.


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Quick recovery: The first magnetic-nanoparticle-supported organocatalyst is prepared. The heterogeneous catalyst promotes a range of nucleophilic reactions and can be recovered by exposure to an external magnet (see picture). Furthermore, it can be recycled over 30 times without loss of activity.