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Keywords:

  • hydrogenation;
  • nanoparticles;
  • palladium;
  • polymers;
  • supported catalysts

Abstract

Polypyrrole stabilised palladium nanoparticles show good catalytic efficiency for the chemoselective transfer hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. The catalyst is very specific and selectively hydrogenates the olefins or acetylenes only, without affecting the carbonyl moiety, with an excellent yield of products for a wide range of substrates.