Palladium and palladium-gold containing siliceous-MCM-41 and sol-gel palladium and palladium-gold silica composites have been prepared. The catalytic performance of incorporated Pd/MCM-41, Au-Pd/MCM-41 and Pd and Au-Pd/SiO 2 sol-gel catalysts for the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction was determined and the influence of the matrix and the catalyst composition on the catalytic activity were also studied. The catalysts were characterized by N2 physisorption (BET/BJH methods), X-ray diffraction, temperature programmed reduction analysis, H2 chemisorption, atomic absorption spectrophotometry and Raman spectroscopy. The silica-containing palladium and palladium-gold catalysts prepared using the MCM-41 matrix showed greater catalytic activity than using the conventional sol-gel method; however, gold had a significant influence on this reaction. The catalyst did not undergo metal leaching and could be easily recovered and re-used (reused). © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Speziali, M. G., Da Silva, A. G. M., De Miranda, D. M. V., Monteiro, A. L., & Robles-Dutenhefner, P. A. (2013). Air stable ligandless heterogeneous catalyst systems based on Pd and Au supported in SiO2 and MCM-41 for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling in aqueous medium. Applied Catalysis A: General, 462–463, 39–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2013.04.034