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    Can immobilization of an inactive iron species switch on catalytic activity in the Suzuki reaction?

    Citation

    Tailor, S & Bedford, RB, 2019, ‘Can immobilization of an inactive iron species switch on catalytic activity in the Suzuki reaction?’. Catalysis Letters.

    Abstract

    We examined the synthetic and catalytic claims that immobilization of an Fe-PNP pincer complex (1) on an amine-modified graphene oxide support yields a useful heterogeneous catalyst for the Suzuki biaryl cross-coupling reaction. Complex 1 is not formed under the reported conditions, rather the iron sulfate heptahydrate starting material (melanterite) undergoes partial dehydration to give iron sulfate tetrahydrate (rozenite). Neither rozenite nor melanterite are catalytically competent.

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